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Baby, You Should Drive My Car

Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010 3:35 AM

Yawn. Just take Sen. Jeff Sessions' complaints about Sonia Sotamayor, scratch out her name, and pen in 'Elena Kagan.'

And then there's Sen. Lindsay Graham trotting out the standard 'liberal views' = 'bias,' therefore you must move to the right to be 'fair.'

If you're near Benicia, California, check out Frankenburger on First Street. It's a small burger joint with a simple menu, but packs some solid flavors into its offerings. (Which is no surprise, as Maynard Oestreich, the executive chef at Sailor Jack's - just a few doors down - set up the menu at Frankenburger.)

The burgers come on focaccia bread rolls, and you can order the burgers in 1/3, 1/2, or 2/3 lb. sizes. The onion rings are actual rings (not onion-like paste) in a thick, crunchy batter. The fries are seasoned with sea salt.

However, it's cash only.

From the What The Fuck? Department, the State Legislature is mulling over whether to extend (continue) carpool lane privileges to single-passenger drivers of hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles.

This is on top of socking carpool lane users for $2.50 (and other drivers with congestion pricing) come July 1st.

So what's the wisdom of penalizing people who carpool and/or drive low-emission vehicles? Shouldn't we be encouraging the use of such vehicles, which then drives a demand that shows automakers there's a market for sensible, alternative-energy products, which then drives innovation towards a less oil-dependent future?

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