First this bonus. The Legislative Auditor's Office has just released a report on security at the Capitol. The claim is there are vulnerabilities at the Capitol which leads to the obvious question: "How accessible by the people should the building of the people be?" And by pointing out the flas (no weapons screening), are we inviting evil-doers?
Also on the economy front, a must-read is Annie Baxter's story about couples that live apart in order to keep working.
After that, Jason Samuels sent me a link to a piece his colleague wrote, Putting Men Into Mentoring, a piece spawned by another colleague's question: ""If I sit for a few minutes on that (park) bench, will I look creepy?"
Coincidentally, the blog "A Day in the Life," is on a similar theme, asking whether the co-worker who drove past his house -- 15 miles out of the way -- stalking. Perhaps. Perhaps not.
These are the things that consume us while waiting for an end to the stalemate at the Capitol.
Speaking of which, you missed the Frontline documentary on Bernie Madoff? Then you need to spend a lot of time on the accompanying Frontline Web site. Does America have the attention span to follow stories like this?
WHAT WE'RE DOING
The News Cut bike ride is still on this morning.
Midday -- No listing has been made available.
Talk of the Nation -- The Rush Limbaugh - Wanda Sykes controversy or: Which is worse: Joking about Rush Limbaugh being "the 20th hijacker," or claiming Michael J. Fox is faking his Parkinson's? In the second hour: Obsessive compulsive disorder.
All Things Considered -- How can Minnesota grow the next crop of teachers if we're laying the young ones off?
As a guy of similar age, Bob, your creepy comments resonate. There's things I won't do because I'm self-conscious about the creepy aspect -- the park bench is one of 'em. And that's a little bothersome, as I live close to a very nice park.
I don't tend to take walks in my neighborhood alone, out of concern that that may seem creepy.
After watching Madoff I'm worried about the UBS link. My 401k is with UBS.
you asked "If you were privileged enough to fly into space, would you spend even one second of it on Twitter?"
Answer depends on how many times i've been up in space first 4 times, no way, 5th ok let's tweet.
But since I can't find a wiki on Astronaut Mike Massimino, I am loosing interest.... now