The DC police are frighteningly incompetent. First, it took them a year to find Chandra Levy’s body. Then, it turned out last month that they didn’t even pick up all of her body parts. Now the Washington Post reports that cops may have vandalized the crime scene. Must be that their $300 million budget is too small.
It’s the start of a new quarter! Hilton HHonors members get 1,000 bonus points for updating their profile (changing fax number, email, etc.). This works twice per quarter. To do it twice in a row, just make sure that you log out after the first attempt and then log back in. You’ll be able to do it again October 1st. (Earn 8,000 points per year this way.)
Refer a friend to Delta and earn miles. 500 miles for each referral that signs up for Delta’s frequent flier program. What’s more, they’ll each get 1000 free miles with their first Delta flight. Earn a maximum of 2,500 miles this way.
A 16 year-old Georgia girl is sentenced to boot camp for having sex with her boyfriend under an “anti-fornication law” which forbids sex outside of marriage. In an unrelated development, a Sunday school teacher is sentenced for suggesting a boy write “What Would Jesus Do?” on his penis to ward off temptation. Thanks to Instapundit.
More underage drinking for the Bush daughters. I think this begs the question: why is it illegal for a 20 year old to drink? When I was a kindergartener, we used to sing a song that we most certainly didn’t understand: Marijuana, marijuana, PCP, PCP. Rockefeller makes it, Jimmy Carter takes it. Why can’t we? Why can’t we? If it’s alright for the powerful, why not for the rest of us? I don’t see any DC cops busting down the doors of the White House or the Crawford, Texas ranch to arrest Jenna and Barbara Bush. Nor should they — and not just because they’re hot.
I previously noted the far-out concerns of a US invasion of Denmark and Canada. According to the London Telegraph, we no longer need to worry about the US seizing Bermuda.
The Charlotte Observer reports that tobacco settlement funds are being used to subsidize tobacco farmers in North Carolina. Read more about the tobacco settled boondoggle at Walter Olson’s excellent website. Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the reference.
Receive 500 USAirways Dividend Miles when you enroll for a (free) US Airways Golf subscription before July 15, 2002.
So what are these travel links at the bottom of the page and better yet who cares? For right now, let me call your attention to (2): Biddingfortravel.com: Checking out this site may be the most important travel tip I can give you. Priceline can be a great resource for saving money on travel, but it’s often too much of a hassle to be useful. Take hotels: not only don’t you know how low Priceline will go, you have no idea where Priceline will put you (as long as it’s within the geographic area promised). What if you knew in advance what hotel you were going to get? What if you knew that you didn’t have only one chance to bid, but that if your bid was rejected you could continue bidding without choosing different…
I’m on the board of America’s Future Foundation but had to read about the AFF blogging roundtable from Eve Tushnet, Gene Healy, Jen Rajkowski, Bear Droppings, and Heather Hosford. Man, it was popular!