Morning News; August 5th, 2008

1) Mercifully, the Mets had the night off. However, the gods did not similarly smile upon the Yanks, who lost both the game and, possibly, Joba.

2) Oil prices are down to their lowest level since May 5th ($118 per barrel), which will help stave off (a little) the upside risk of inflation.

3) In response to Senator Obama’s suggestion that Americans make sure their tires are properly inflated in order to save gas (a move embraced by the Joe Lieberman, NASCAR, and, well, the Department of Energy (which notes that “”Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline mileage by around 3.3%.”), the McCain campaign has begun distributing tire pressure gauges labeled “Obama’s energy plan.”

4) Updating our abortive attempt to get a little pool/prediction contest regarding the veep picks, the New York Times has a handy guide to the candidates thought to be still under consideration by the two campaigns.

5) The Times has a story on last night’s acquittal of the commune shooter. Hopefully there’ll be more to come- to explain why it is that she was acquitted.

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One response to “Morning News; August 5th, 2008

  1. polisciafterparty

    No Yankees pitcher under the age of 30 should be allowed to do anything on a baseball field in Texas. That bastard of a state is responsible for Phil Hughes’ hamstring last year, Chien-Ming Wang’s foot during interleague play, and now Joba…damn George Bush…when he was governor of Texas/owner of the Rangers, he knew this would happen…he should be impeached…

    -trader

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