Good Eatin' - No Problemo in New Bedford is a tase for sore taste buds. Up the street from Freestones and just across the street from Oceana, No Problemo serves tacos, burritos and the like. No, this isn't your Taco Hell mexican ripoff. For $2.50 you can get a steak taco - a toasted flout tortilla wrapped around succlent grilled steak, cilantro, tomato, cheese, lettuce, sour cream and your choice of black or refried beans. Plenty of vegetarian options, too. Bean and rice burrito, guacamole... you name it.
Right now I'm enjoying the jalepeno corn bread. Around here, you just don't find a mexican restaurant like this. Until now.
Lunatics In Charge
But the people now running America aren't conservatives: they're radicals who want to do away with the social and economic system we have, and the fiscal crisis they are concocting may give them the excuse they need. The Financial Times, it seems, now understands what's going on, but when will the public wake up???

That from Krugman and the NYT. Federal taxes are already historically low compared to the GNP, he points out. What happens when they dip below that, and we don't have the money to pay for programs that didn't exist last time taxes were this low? A train wreck? And that's what the extremists are hoping for.


Movie Reviews with a Southern Accent - Curtis is an all-around decent guy. A Texan living in Atlanta. And he writes much better movie reviews than I do. (Hey, I'm comfortable with the idea that I can only get better). txreviews.com - Movie Reviews by Curtis Edmonds is a good site to check in with if you're wondering whether you should plop down the money for a thearet visit or rental. He pointed me towards The Count of Monte Cristo and was right on the money. He got me to take a second, and closer look at Princess Mononoke.

If you're looking for good, balanced reviews, his site is worth checking out. And, he's an EAForums regular.
Where Is The Sun? - Except for a guest appearance here and there, the Sun has been an absentee for quite a while now in southeastern MA. It's starting to get on my nerves. I get antsy when the Sun doesn't come out for long periods of time.

This reminds me of a book I read once, during some depressive period. The name of the book escapes me at the moment, but I think it was one of those Wayne Dyer books. Maybe that Erroneous Zones one. Anyhow, the gist of it was that external things that are out of control can't make you feel a certain way. Your feelings, as a reaction to external factors, is a way you choose to react. So, if I say "the weather is making me sad" then I'm thinking incorrectly about the weather.

This goes along with cognitive therapy I've read about which urges you to take control of your own emotional responses, rather than just endure them, wallow in them, and let them overcome you.

So, in that spirit, the heck with the Sun. I'm going to enjoy the overcast weather today, and I'll still be here when the Sun gets back.


Why spend money on CD cases... - ...when you can make them out of paper. Origami CD cases, DIY at www.papercdcase.com. Ingenious. Economical. Fun.
Movie-List - The Matrix: Revolutions Trailer Page - Mike IM'ed this my way. Cool Matrix Reloaded trailer. It's nice to have something to look forward to. Ha!
Hamburgler - People are whining that a cop posing as a McDonald's drive-through employee netted some arrests. (See: McSting lacked franchise approval)

I don't think you have an expectation of privacy going through a drive through. But I wonder how McDonald's feels about making people suspicious that using their drive-throughs will expose them to the scrutiny of the law. Will they lose the pot-smoking demographic?