John Lloyd at Drexel Dems collects the data on off-shore drilling:
Long story short, if they started today, five years from now we would be pumping 1% of our current daily consumption, and that would rise to a maximum of 5% by 2020-2030. This would be a trivial amount of new supply on the global markets, which are sure to be much larger 20 years from now.
But expect the wingers to push this demagoguery right through the election.
Zoe Strauss links to this NYTimes article about Army censors who tried to block publication of a medical textbook. Why? It was a textbook on the treatment of the kind of injuries sustained in Iraq, and it showed pictures of ... actual injured people:
“I’m ashamed to say that there were folks even in the medical department who said, Over my dead body will American civilians see this,” said Dr. David E. Lounsbury, one of the book’s three authors.
Gib offers a tip on what not to do when a cop catches you and, uh, a good friend nekkid in an outdoor pool.