Now this is what I call a stimulus package: President Bush Boosts Porn Industry With Economic Stimulus Plan, According to AIMRCo.

An independent market-research firm, AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), has discovered that many websites focused on adult or erotic material have experienced an upswing in sales in the recent weeks since checks have appeared in millions of Americans' mailboxes across the country.

Other things in the news this afternoon include what I've covered here for months: Destroying Hillary Clinton, which comes with a part two.

The New York Times Magazine offers a preview of a whopper of a profile of El Rushbo, which comes on the news of an 8-year $400 million contract. (Ed Schultz will be impossible to live with this weekend.) But let's face it, from "Operation Chaos" to the "My Ding-a-ling" show on Al Gore's legendary... ahem... package brushing, the right-wing raconteur has been the number one blow hard voice in all U.S. media. He's not what he used to be, but his advertising dollars keeps Clear Channel and many others happy, especially since now Rush has become a spokesperson for so many of them.

"I consider myself a defender of corporate America." - Rush Limbaugh

As for the picture above, it's from Northern California recently. My husband has a big fat black and beautiful diesel truck, so when he saw the gas prices where we may end up living, all he could do was sigh and say, "Good thing it's beautiful up here."

Interesting that McCain is in South America babbling about free trade agreements, while Barack Obama is talking about national service. Meanwhile, Starbucks announces the closing of 600 stores, gas prices skyrocket, and if you've traveled around your town or other towns recently you'll see a lot of sales. Oh, and GM may be in chapter 11 soon, which Pat Buchanan brought up today, as did WSJ recently. Think about that one for a second.

So why is Obama trying to see how many big Democratic presidential quotes he can jam into a speech, while John McCain is talking free trade? Are these guys that clueless? This election season is turning into quite a bizarre experience so far.