Analysis: "A reaction is building against policies in the United States and Europe to promote ethanol and similar fuels, with political leaders from poor countries contending that these fuels are driving up food prices and starving poor people. Biofuels are fast becoming a new flash point in global diplomacy, putting pressure on Western politicians to reconsider their policies, even as they argue that biofuels are only one factor in the seemingly inexorable rise in food prices
"What is so depressing about our press corps' bizarre penchant for picking and choosing which members of the ruling class are 'genuine' and which ones are not is that the United States simply cannot afford to have another election decided by this trivial nonsense
." (Courtesy professorbooty
.)( Collapse )Dan Savage
with an ode to his late mother.
is no more risque than saying, 'OMFG,' or 'bootylicious,' or 'Keep Christ in Christmas.' It's part of the general lexicon now, so let's all stop pretending that it's somehow edgy."