As a blogger I somewhat dread August because of the dearth of material. Both Harrisburg and Washington recess for the summer month and everyone escapes to the mountains, beaches, or the latest Congressional pages they've been able to seduce. President Bush goes to his "ranch" where he can continue ignoring warnings about dire threats to the country, impending hurricanes, and distraught mothers.
In Pennsylvania August will be spent agonizing over all the roads and bridges we've been neglecting. Congressmen John Peterson and Phil English are very eager to disappear somewhere and hide after their extremely ill timed attack on the Governor's plan to fund infrastructure improvements and repairs. How bad does your luck get than these two obstructionists? They introduced legislation blocking tolls on I-80, tolls which would fund major road and bridge improvements then the bridge in Minneapolis collapses. I think Phil English's re-election prospects collapsed with that bridge. Oops. Has he fled the country yet?
Meanwhile the crew here will do our best to keep you entertained with the latest commentary on antics and activities of the rich and famous. We'll turn on a dime, chase our assistants down freeways then write it off as being someone else's cocaine. We are planning to expand the blog exponentially by making it easier for poorer readers to come here. No money down, no ads, no restrictive paperwork in order to qualify. We call it our "sub prime readership plan" and virtually everyone qualifies regardless of your situation.
We'll follow that with a major stock issue, package bundles of readers together in marketable securities then declare bankruptcy and flee to Bermuda when it all collapses. Tort reform laws will protect us from all your lawsuits and the beach front mansions and security will protect us from the lone wolves who dare track us down. If that doesn't work we'll blackmail a few Senators who made use of our DC escort service and new laws will spring forth preventing you even from filing from bankruptcy.
As you can see I have August all planned out and when cold weather arrives I'll be ready and primed to
flee from the law escape to the nicest beach in Costa Rica (no extradition treaty). Party on!