This morning it was 12 below in the Twin Cities. BRRR! Time to button that top button. To see what happens when it gets warmer or colder, check out The Annotated Thermometer.
Speaking of Minnesota, here is something interesting that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) had to say recently:
"I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We're the workingest (sic) state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs."
Wow, Ms. Bachmann, kudos! First, for inventing a word; and second, for understanding what you should be proud of. People working more, working longer, two and three dead-end jobs, earning less money- isn't that what your pro-family values are all about? Making sure people spend less time with their family because they're "workinger" to make ends meet?
Lest we forget, Ms. B herself works a 3 day week, gets 4 months paid vacation, and makes about $169,300 a year. And no, she doesn't work the late shift flipping burgers at a fast-food place.