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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Here, there and everywhere...

Back from a few days of turkey overload...
  • Now that gasoline prices have plummeted, shouldn't Boston taxi fares do the same? Yeah, I know, pretty stupid. Too much tryptophan-induced delirium I guess. But at the very least, shouldn't the increased rates only apply to cabs that don't have a "Check Engine" light illuminating the dashboard?
  • And the same question about the airline bag check charge on the first piece of luggage. I can live with the $1 for the headsets and the pillow-blanket charge, but why should we still be doing propping up their bottom line for performing a basic task of travel? OK, maybe we can level a massive surcharge on those folks who tie up the lines as the frantically try to shift the steam iron from one overweight bag to another.
  • Memo to fellow liberals: when you change from George Bush to Barack Obama that constitutes a real shift in direction. Don't get all hot and bothered by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton or other members of Bill's team populating the new administration. Experience should count for something. Remember Jimmy Carter?
  • Thanks and a shout out to Michael Prager for my inclusion in the Globe Sunday Magazine's list of the Top 64 local web sites. I could try to explain the multiple names (hint: it involves a typo in the original URL request) but being a blogger means never having to say you're sorry -- or explain yourself. But it's also a sign of the times I learned the piece finally ran by reading a fellow traveler, er, blogger (congrats Dan!). Not one e-mail! I guess no one reads the Globe Magazine, certainly not on a holiday weekend. But if you have a dead tree version of the magazine, I'd love a copy!

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Anonymous Charley on the MTA said...

Hey OL -- Here's a congrats on the Globe mag mention.

BTW, what the heck is your RSS feed address? I can't find it anywhere.

December 02, 2008 12:08 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Thanks and same back at you. It's nice company to be keeping.

I have an Atom feed at http://baystateliberal.blogspot.com/atom.xml if that helps at all.

December 02, 2008 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Charley on the MTA said...

Yeah, that'll work. You gotta put that on your front page somewhere ...

December 04, 2008 9:18 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Thanks for the suggestion. It works, I think. :-)

December 04, 2008 7:29 PM  

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