Today makes five days in a row riding to work this week. And on five different bikes no less. I might be starting a trend.
Either that or the weather is finally nice.
Happy Friday, everyone.
It’s the first week of April, and that only means one thing: The shit hits the collective fan this coming weekend. Check out this Graham Watson gallery of the Tour of Flanders if you require any further motivation.
Two-time Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen wants to make it a hat trick this weekend on home roads.
This year, Boonen has taken a quieter route to the northern classics and he’s hoping it will pay off with a strong ride Sunday.
“At De Panne, I didn’t want to overdo it in the stage finals because I didn’t want to take any risks leading up to Sunday’s race,” Boonen told journalists Thursday at a press conference. “I’m coming into the Ronde Van Vlaanderen in better condition than I was in last year.” Read it here: velonews.com
And the question is asked:
Do we really understand the scope of the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program?
No. We probably don’t. Read the rest here: tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com
Good times with John Yoo over at Esquire. When asked about his infamous choice of words to discribe what was legal and was was torture, organ failure or death, he now claims:
…This is unpleasant. Don’t interpret what I’m saying as oh I was happy to do this or eager, or I felt some satisfaction. Mainly because I had read what the British and the Israelis had gone through — they had their own struggle with this issue and they had their own judicial decisions — and I had read all kinds of articles and books about this issue. I mean, it’s a difficult issue. You have to draw the line. What the government is doing is unpleasant. It’s the use of violence. I don’t disagree with that. But I also think that part of the job unfortunately of being a lawyer sometimes is you have to draw those lines.
You’re damn right it’s unpleasant. Its completly repugnant. Thanks for putting a black eye in the gang, John. Appreciate it.
Today’s musical offerings:
Ghostface Killah – Mighty Healthy
First time I heard this one, my head exploded. That was years back when I used to roll around Tempe, Arizona in a Chevy pickup.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or so they tell me.by