As mentioned previously, I spent this past weekend with my lovely Mrs. visiting our nation's snow covered capital. I am leaving early tomorrow morning for D.C. again, this time for business. But I didn't want to leave without mentioning a few odds and ends that are on my mind. Trust me, this is really important stuff.
First, if you haven't already seen the site "Let Me Google That for You," it's worth a visit. I won't spoil the surprise, but let's just say that it's a clever rebuke to those annoying people who ask you questions which they should easily be able to find the answer to in mere seconds.
On a more serious note, it looks like the Obama administration has taken my advice that we need to build more nuclear power plants to heart. The administration recently announced almost $10 billion in guaranteed loans to build two new plants in Arizona. These would be the first new nuclear power plants constructed in the U.S. in over 30 years. The plan is not without critics, but even China Syndrome star Michael Douglas has had a change of heart on the nuclear issue, along with one of the founders of Greenpeace, as ABC World News reports. The New York Times is hosting an interesting blog debate on the issue. Some conservatives are upset with the potential for huge government loans to the nuclear industry. Point well taken, but building more nuclear plants is still the way to go. Also participating in the debate is an environmentalist who presumably is in favor of green power and energy self sufficiency, yet is reflexively against nuclear power on "environmental" grounds.
Back to a less serious note, I want to plug the good people at Smucker's who have one of the finest snack food products out there. I am speaking of Uncrustables. For the uninitiated, Uncrustables are little circular sandwich pockets which are made with white bread and sealed where the crust should be. They were developed for finicky 8 year olds, but can anyone show me a law which says that I can't enjoy them too? For best results, they should be frozen and thawed for about 15 minutes before eating. Try one today!