Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Reflections on reading

Today's theme: the re-emergence of characters from classic children's literature, more specifically from The Adventures of Pinocchio.

From Jim Kunstler's speech in Hudson, NY on peak oil last year:
I am compelled to inform you that the prospects for alternative fuels are poor. We suffer from a kind of Jiminy Cricket syndrome in this country. We believe that if you wish for something, it will come true. Right now a lot of people - including people who ought to know better - are wishing for some miracle technology to save our collective ass...

And the story's wood-based hero:

Today's State of The Union article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
ANALYSIS: New note sounded -- an appeal for harmony
- Marc Sandalow, Washington Bureau Chief

Mid-day online update at the
San Jose Mercury News:
Administration backs off Bush's vow to reduce Mideast oil imports
by Kevin G. Hall
Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn't mean it literally.

one rhinoplasty (by chainsaw?) coming up...


Daniel said...

Yes, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Sadie Lou said...

That was fun meeting you this afternoon. Who would have thought that you'd be driving my car and showing us some bones?
Good fun. We must do it again sometime.