I'm not sure if it's funny or sad that the media jumped all over the story of Wal-Mart and other big box stores rationing the amount of rice you can buy in response to the shortages reported in some countries.
It's not funny at all that people in developing nations are experiencing food shortages, for sure, but with typical American verbosity, leave it to Wal-Mart to be on the cutting edge of economic hysteria.
So you better hurry, if you want to get that 80 pounds of rice. No more, mind you - 80 pounds is the limit.
I'm not sure I've eaten 80 pounds of rice in my lifetime, much less had the desire to buy that much at one time. That's a lot of weddings and Chinese takeout.
Never miss a local story.
So, I'm sure you've heard by now that actor Wesley Snipes is headed to the pokey for three years for failing to pay his taxes. Of course, he didn't pay his taxes for most of the 1990s, which I guess is fairly serious.
My question is: if he gets three years for avoiding taxes on a couple million bucks in movie money, why are the CEOs of all those corporations that set up shell companies in the Caymen Islands to avoid millions in taxes each year still walking around free men? I guess it's because they didn't star in "Blade II" and "The Fan."
Speaking of tax-related comedy
I only have one question for the U.S. treasury department as it borrows billions from China in order to send me a tax rebate: Can I get that in Euros?
What math is Hillary using?
Apparently, Hillary Clinton won't be happy until she's forced the Dems to spend millions more than necessary on a primary nomination that she can't win and has provided Republican John McCain with as much ammunition as he needs to tear into Barack Obama in the general election.
It made me laugh to see her gloating about the insignificant win in Pennsylvania last week. Kind of reminds me of moronic football players who do a dance in the end zone after scoring a touchdown when their team is already down by 30 points in the fourth quarter.