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Bull on the Rampage

The BBC reports that a real bull got loose and made it's way into an antique shop.

The rampaging animal injured a woman and destroyed several valuable items at G and B Antiques and Furnishings in Lancaster.

And speaking of bulls in antique shops, Paul Krugman, in a NYT editorial entitled Stating the Obvious, discusses the Bush administration's disastrous financial ambitions:

Yet by pushing through another huge tax cut in the face of record deficits, the administration clearly demonstrates either that it is completely feckless, or that it actually wants a fiscal crisis. (Or maybe both.) . . . But the people now running America aren't conservatives: they're radicals who want to do away with the social and economic system we have, and the fiscal crisis they are concocting may give them the excuse they need. The Financial Times, it seems, now understands what's going on, but when will the public wake up?

Or are Bush's people foxes in the hen house?

UNWANTED HAIR UPDATE: Last night over dinner, Peter explained to us that there is a device called a Gentle Trimmer that we can buy to remove unwanted hair from the baby. And we could use the special tweezer attachment to thin out her eyebrows. But wait, there's more . . . he even told us all about the special gift we would receive if we ordered now. Since we watch almost no broadcast TV and no cable stations at home, this must have been a commercial he saw in our hotel room. Why he thought the baby had unwanted hair that needs removing I'm not sure.

REPUBLICAN STRATEGY UPDATE: Why do Republican strategists talk like comicbook villains?

"We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals - and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship," said Grover Norquist, a leading Republican strategist, who heads a group called Americans for Tax Reform.

"Bipartisanship is another name for date rape," Norquist, a onetime adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, said, citing an axiom of House conservatives.

(Via WTF Is It Now??)