Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dog Days = Slow News Days

This morning my news feed gave me these three huge national stories:
--In Kentucky a state legislator is filing a bill to remove the prohibition against dueling in the oath of office. Apparently this isn't because he wants to be able to duel and then run for re-election but because he thinks dueling is too 19th Century. I wouldn't be too hasty.

--In Alaska Rat Island no longer seems to have rats. Maybe they could import some from Boston.
--And in Washington state a fellow shot himself in his leg while trying to protect his chickens from a possum. That's not really national news to me. If a possum shot a farmer or a chicken pulled a .22 on a marauding possum... now that's news!
The good news? Apparently nothing important is going on.