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Wednesday Afternoon News Roundup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 1, 2009

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— The burst of the suburban/exurban housing bubble that was holding up the US’ economic house of cards has had one good effect: Many core cities are starting to grow again as the suburbs empty out. In the meantime, those cities that aren’t growing are getting rid of their depopulated outlying areas. The general effect is the same: More people concentrated in less space, with corresponding reductions in carbon and other footprints.

Idiotic wingnut Senator James Inhofe calls Senator-elect Al Franken a “clown”. Considering that the word “clown” originally meant “ignorant and uneducated doofus”, and considering that Al Franken graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in political science whereas Inhofe got his BA from the University of Tulsa, I think we might be seeing a bit of projection here.

— And just for fun: Play him hence, Lute Cat!

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