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OpinionJournal – Best of the Web Today had these gems:

“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
“If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
“If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
“If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.”
–“Taxman” by George Harrison, 1966

“Senate Dems Propose, Endorse Tax on Water Use”–headline, Times
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“Cocky rap star Kanye West is calling for a revised edition of the Bible, because he thinks he should be a character in it.”–ContactMusic.com

Bad News:
TheStar.com – Bird flu reaches Western Europe

Bird flu reaches Western Europe
Cases found in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria

Panel: Drought May Bring Arizona Problems

“There’s definitely a potential for this to be a fire season like none of us has ever remembered before,” added Sarah Davis, a spokeswoman for the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona.

Experts say the drought is worst in Arizona, followed by New Mexico and then Southern California.
Sampson said all of Arizona is either abnormally dry or in extreme drought. Tucson experienced its driest September-through-January ever and is in the running to record the driest winter….

A weak La Nina weather pattern, created by cooler water temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean, has decreased the likelihood of winter storms through Arizona and is expected to continue for three to six months, according to Sampson.

He said that even if summer monsoonal rains are normal, Arizona would wind up with below-average rainfall because of virtually none this winter.

The Good News
That the love of God in Christ Jesus is available to all of us.

An “Aha!” Moment

The Corner on National Review Online

EU Commissioner, Peter Mandelson warned the Saudis that the EU may take legal action at the WTO “if Saudi authorities condone an informal boycott on Danish products in the Middle East.”

Is the boycotting of Danish businessmen permissible? Will EU solidarity kick into action?

Will Cherie Blair and Gerhard Schroeder stand with the Dane?

Will Al Gore and Steve Forbes demonstrate the American support to an ally which stood by US?

Finally, I’ve just came across news that some Danes have been participating and encouraging the boycott of Israeli goods. I must admit I am deeply disappointed. I hope the silent Danish majority will stand up with me and mine as I have stood with them. -Michael Ledeen

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