That’s the number of heterosexual females between 23 and 38 I would have to date to meet my soulmate, according to the Soulmate Calculator. They’d all have to be American as well, because the probability is based upon matching my preferences against the US census. The calculator is on the Solvedating site, where they are trying to create a new form of online matchmaking. Salon aren’t so sure about the figures, but then they were all so picky they’d have to meet ten times more people than me.
In a bid to stop Texas Republicans, who are now in the majority, from passing a bunch of contentious laws, including rezoning that they believe is gerrymandering- over 50 Democrats in the state legislature have up and run away. They’ve ended up in Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain), and say they don’t want to come back, can’t make them, you were never their friend in the first place! And anyway, it’s a beautiful mornin’ and ev’rythin’s goin’ their way.
It’s a farcical way to run a state. The silliness led Tom DeLay, majority Republican leader in the US House of Representatives, to self righteously annouce, “I have never turned tail and run and shirked my responsibility.” Which is a bit odd, because, like most of the senior figures in Wubble U’s war party, he ducked out of serving in Vietnam, later claiming that the black folks wouldn’t let him do his patriotic duty.
The US is the most powerful country in the world, the one that’s going to decide how good or bad (or by the look of things how bad or terrible) the 21st century is going to be, and it’s run by warmongering cowards and the nearest thing to a coherent opposition is a bunch of lawmakers who refuse to do their jobs.
I’m very, very scared.
How naughty are you? Answering honestly, the above is my maximum sentence/ fine on the ‘How dodgy are you?’ test.
Thanks to Dave (good minion).
The NY Times, my favourite paper and yet no royalty cheques yet, has this article about how the US is suing the EU against genetically modified crops. Be scared:
“The administration was backed by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, of Illinois, and other senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers who have been promoting the lawsuit for months. American farmers have led the complaints, saying they have invested in the expensive technology to raise genetically modified crops only to see one of the biggest markets � Europe � closed to their products.”