Thursday, February 19, 2009

The good news for Feb. 19, 2009

I can't work up a full post today, so instead I'm going to offer you the thoughts and news of other, far more motivated people. I hope you'll take a moment to read them, and then check back here tomorrow, when I will again attempt to write something more substantial.
  • [The Daily Page] Transportation analyst Tim Wong (who served on the Madison TPC for five years before getting the boot from the mayor) has a pretty interesting and well-fleshed out argument for why bus fares in the city should not be increased. I'm inclined to agree.
  • [Discovery] The smartypants over at MIT have come up with this neat gizmo for your bike called the Green Wheel. It's an electric assist hub that recharges through pedaling and plug-in, but doesn't actually rub up against any part of your bike (Bluetooth technology!) so provides a much smoother ride. Plus, it looks like it will be a lot cheaper than existing electric hubs. Very cool.
  • [Dane101] Things to do in Madison when you're (not) dead. Music, this weekend, so much!
  • [SPLC] This is not good news. In fact, it's quite disturbing. Racist extremists are finding a foothold in our nation's armed forces, but officials continue to deny that there's a problem. Happily, the SPLC (my civil rights law firm crush) is on the case.
  • [Wonkette] Rick Santorum still an idiot, last name still hilarious.


Cam said...

Viva La SPLC! Everyone should subscribe to their weekly hatewatch headlines and nativism in the news emails.

apc said...

Rick Santorum? He of the frothy mixture? Hasn't he been confined to his room yet? If not, why not?

Now for a non-question. You're absolutely right--kudos to Morris Dees and the gang.

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