Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday random thoughts...

• To convince the California High Speed Rail Commissioners that the bullet train needs to go through the Altamont Pass, I'm extending a chance to see the problem firsthand. I will offer free weekday commuter excursions to any CAHSR commissioner between Tracy and Oakland beginning at 7 a.m. If that doesn't convince them, nothing will.

• Overheard quote of the week: "I shouldn't drink this morning. I'll be the designated driver." (at 9:30 a.m. Sunday before a SF 49ers game.)

• The kids at West High have already seen how powerful the "Invisible Children" movie is. If you haven't watched it, you should.

• What's wrong with this picture?: Enlisted military personnel in the service of their country get put on trial when they're suspected of wrongly killing civilians. Blackwater USA types, who aren't subject to the standards the military is, get an "investigation" and a free trip home from Iraq.

• Mountain House is getting its very own library to go with its golf course. Now, if it only gets a supermarket, a gas station, and maybe a restaurant, and it'll be a real town.

• At the risk of sounding repetitive, you should really check out the new Grand Theatre if you haven't. You'll forget you're in Tracy. Seriously.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "The days are getting colder." "Yes." "Bugs are dying by the truckload! Ha ha ha! Good riddance to 'em all! ... I like fall."

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