Friday, March 6, 2009

Texas history, light rail, fat ban, beer, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Monday was Texan Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate it than with a piece of history.

The light rail is going to cost $1.46 billion. I wonder how much longer until it'll be useful for me. It needs to be pretty expansive to cater to a sprawling city like Houston. I think it'll get there eventually, though.

A state lawmaker wants to ban trans-fat. He says it'll lower health care costs. Interesting. Maybe a ban on fast food will come next?

And the rodeo's in town! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

Saint Arnold's has a limited run special beer you can try.

An article arguing against Huge Chavez's accomplishments. Speaking of which, Venezuela has a 30% inflation rate? And that's down? Ouch! PDVSA is late on payments. Tear gas is thrown at the Vatican diplomatic office in Venezuela.

Zimbabwe's inflation rate is, of course, much worse. The Cato Institute says it's the second worst ever.

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