Here’s today’s belated report:
- Benjamin charged in wreck, pays fine (bradwarthen.com) — Not the biggest story in the world, but I’m leading with it at this hour because it’s long-awaited local news. More details available at thestate.com.
- Israel ‘had no choice’ over raid (BBC) — Benjamin Netanyahu sticks up for his country’s actions.
- U.S. Car Sales Rose in May (WSJ) — Sales of GM’s brands jumped 32 percent. Since we’re all shareholders now, I expect to get my taste; don’t you? All I want is to wet my beak. In related news, Ford plans to drop the Mercury brand.
- For Republican Women, 2010 Is Already A Huge Year (NPR) — Nikki is among the distaff candidates mentioned in this national story. Is it OK to say “distaff?” I was gonna say “chicks,” but figured that wouldn’t fly…
- Crews work to free saw stuck at damaged BP oil well (WashPost) — … and then they decided to saw it, but that didn’t work either…
- SC lawmakers nix $5B budget plan over drug cuts (AP) — Just a reminder that a lackluster (except for passing the cigarette tax hike!) legislative session is drawing to a close.
You know what? I don’t think I used “distaff” right there. Let’s go back to “chicks”…
Distaff–a tool used in spinning – [insert joke here], or to refer to the female side of a family tree…..
Females—just not “ladiez”
You sound surprised that this was a “lackluster” legislative session. There hasn’t been anything but do nothing sessions in the nearly 20 years I’ve lived here.