Thursday, November 15, 2007

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on gas consumption

The ex-First Lady and likely future presidential candidate threw out an odd legal suggestion to the National Press Club this week: a nationwide return to the double-nickel. According to Clinton, “The 55-mile speed limit really does lower gas usage. And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it, we ought to do it…”

The announcement comes as a surprise, despite rising gas prices and increased pressure from environmentalists, as it is unlikely to prove popular with voters. Naturally, that’s not the only automotive issue on her mind… among other four-wheeled initiatives; Clinton reported that she is pushing for 50 percent of America’s gas stations to offer ethanol by 2015, with 100 percent by 2025.

Sammy Hagar was unavailable for comment.

"Who wants some Spam?"

Crimeny Sakes! I get enough spam in my email...

Baby seal walks a mile to Californian animal shelter

A baby seal is recovering after being found wandering the streets of a Northern California town.
The five-month-old Northern fur seal waddled about a mile from the Pacific Ocean and ended up at the front steps of the Tracy Animal Shelter in Tracy, about 60 miles east of Sacramento. Tracy Animal Control supervisor Ben Miller and his assistant, Beth Palacios, caught the 5-month-old northern fur seal with a catch-pole and locked it in a cage in their truck to await its rescuers from the Marine Mammal Center.
Three sets of fish hooks had pierced the 13- to 17-pound seal’s lips. It’s likely the animal strayed in search of food, as it is a bit underweight, said Jim Oswald, spokesman for the nonprofit marine mammal clinic.“This is by far the most exotic thing we’ve caught,” Palacios marveled. “Normally, all we see are cats, dogs, rabbits and those kinds of things.”There's a news video on this page.