MONDAY'S HUM ( 10-09-06 )
IMAGINE IF RICH TARRANT...
Imagine if Rich Tarrant held a press conference and said:
"I would like to announce a shift in our campaign strategy. As of now we will be using our remaining funds not for advertising purposes, but to help out organizations in Vermont, groups that certainly could use the money. Our first donation from the Tarrant campaign will go to the Ethan Allen Homestead, who are on the verge of dismantling their operations. Our 1.5 million dollar gift to the Homestead will ensure their viability for years to come, and we truly feel their cause of education and enlightenment is a worthy one. Many advertising venues and media outlets have benefited from our immoderate spending; where has it gotten us? From all accounts, our run for the Senate is floundering and foundering, struggling and starting to sink, so we have decided to go this route, and let the cards fall where they may. Thank you."
Editors note: We here at the Hum are not endorsing Bernard Sanders. We feel his accomplishments as mayor were sizable; conversely his accomplishments in Congress have been minimal. Detractors of the Hum's position on Sanders are asked to point out large differences he has made in the lives of Vermonters since he has served in Washington. We also get nipped when he rails against the wealthy yet he makes five times more than the average reporter, EMT, or day care worker.
We just believe Tarrant spent his money unwisely.
Lot of Yanks fans in the area; some of the knowledgeable ones love Newsday for its coverage of the Bronx Bombers. Check out this commentary from Shaun Powell on why Joe Torre should go.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE - Essential collection
The Essex Junction Five Corners intersection was a hub of activity yesterday. While waiting for the interminably long light to change, we noticed idlers getting a lot done in their vehicles. One guy was printing spreadsheets from his laptop, another was sitting on his hood, with tax forms all over the place. A mom was playing Twister with her daughter; luckily the SUV they were in was large enough to accomodate the game. Along with monitoring the action, we were able to listen to the brand new Guster CD, in it's entirety.