Dear Mother Nature: Really? After the tease of last weekend, you break our hearts with the coldest snap in decades - and then you go and dump some 8-inches of the white powder on our heads. Was that just for giggles?
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California loves green — or at least loves going "green." Be it a political stunt or an actual concern for the environment, Pelosi has been a leader of the Democrat's "Green the Capitol" campaign.
The only problem is, going green can be quite expensive - as House members recently found out.
Imagine this scenario: You've been unemployed for a year or so, but hung on to both SUVs, the 5000-square-foot house, and, when you get home from a trip to the Bahama's next week, you are off to buy the newest 60-inch flat screen TV. You get to do all this because Uncle Harry, who has lived frugally and saved all his life, keeps giving you loans.
Now, imagine old Harry shows up for a visit. What might he think when he pulls into the drive in his 10-year-old Chevy Nova? He'll probably be wondering what in the heck he's doing loaning you money.
And Chinese President Hu Jintao probably knows just how Uncle Harry would feel.