An official of the Office of Management and Budget, whom the Democrats quoted in their memo as fretting that “I am increasingly worried that this visit could prove embarrassing to the Administration in the not too distant future,” also points out that Solyndra told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had received $140.9 million in loans, at a time when the Energy Department was saying it was $25 million. “Perhaps they meant 25 percent,” said the O.M.B. official, whose name was blacked out when the document was released.That's from Matthew L. Wald's "More Solyndra E-mails, and Warnings" (New York Times). Solyndra is the solar energy that got a half billion dollar loan, tax payer monies, and then went belly up. One of the company's chief investors was a Barack donor and bundler. The loan was questionable and questions were raised but the White House made clear they wanted the company to get the loan. Yesterday, Barack told ABC that he didn't have any regrets over it.
America's out a half-billion dollars.
And Princess Barry has no regrets?
I've been asked if I'll grab a second TV show? No plans at present. Sorry. But read Marcia tomorrow night. Unless we have a theme post tomorrow night (and we might, Rebecca's got an idea for one), Marcia be writing about TV. If we do have a theme post, she'll write about TV on Thursday.
I'm a track girl.
By that, I mean, I ran track.
Back in the day. (And played basketball.) I still get my exercise via running or walking laps. And my kids usually do that at least once a week with me.
It's allowed me to bounce back from pregnancies (three) with no problems. I just have to be patient and, within 3 months of delivering, the weight's gone. It's how I maintain my weight.
So I'm about to write about calories. And I'm pissed. Please note, I don't worry about calories normally.
So we were going for lunch today and the wait time was 20 minutes. So a co-worker suggested that we all walk over to Jack In The Box instead.
When pregnant, I have to have a strawberry shake from Jack In The Box at least weekly during the last three months of my pregnancy.
Otherwise, I don't really eat Jack In The Box. No offense to it.
So we're looking at the menu and even the 'healthy' looks unimpressive. So I ask about the salads. There are three. One has a picture, the other two are just listed. So what's in them?
So I go with something called a southwest salad -- iceberg lettuce, Romaine lettuce, beans, corn, tomatoes, onions and cheese.
I go to eat it -- it took way too long, by the way, for a prepackaged salad. There was grilled chicken in it and it was cold. (Three slabs of it, they didn't cut it up or anything.)
So I'm looking at what it comes with and there are croutons that are really more like Chile Cheese Fritos. There are no calories listed on the package. I looked because I was asked by a co-worker. I'm not worried about calories so I just shrug and add them.
Then I go for the salad dressing. And I'm asked again, "How many calories?"
It was close to 400 for that packet! Something like 380.
And, get this, the packet was supposed to be 3 servings. So 380 times 3 if you use the packet of dressing (as most people will).
It's like eating at McDonald's which is nothing but fat.
Jack in the Box, in Georgia, had a wide ranging menu. I don't know if we went to a bad one or if they've gone down hill. But I was not impressed and still pissed that I couldn't even get a lemon for my salad. (I did not use that salad dressing on my salad.)
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):