While I remain in New Hampshire,
Jay Nordlinger has been sent to Davos Switzerland to hobnob
with the powerful. I weep bitter tears at the unfairness
of life, but Jay is having to make some sacrifices:
Funny thing about Switzerland? You look forward to having hot chocolate here, in the land of chocolate? You know, aprés-ski and all that? They give you this mediocre powder in a packet, and a cup of hot water. Strange. I think I had better hot chocolate from Meijer's Thrifty Acres circa 1972.
But seriously, folks: Jay's observations are worth reading whether he's at Davos or not. "Read the whole thing."
Chicago Boy Mitch has done the Exact Right Thing
in digging out
this gem from Richard Nixon's State of the Union Address:
As we move toward the celebration 2 years from now of the 200th anniversary of this Nation's independence, let us press vigorously on toward the goal I announced last November for Project Independence. Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade, in the year 1980, the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need to provide our jobs, to heat our homes, and to keep our transportation moving.
Why, yes that was 32 years ago. Good example of why it's a bad idea to waste time paying attention to State of the Union Addresses.
And Jay Tea at Wizbang! adds another reason
why I'm glad I dropped my subscription to the Boston Globe.
(Lets see, that makes what, about 138?)