Boston weather makes it hard to be a happy car owner; I told you about my Bimmer drive yesterday. Here are two photos of two convertibles on two streets in Boston on two weekend days. That Saab was outside my window Saturday; the '72 Eldorado shining in the Sunday lives on Commonwealth, a couple blocks away.
The nursing home operator who allegedly defrauded Medicare by using water instead of flu vaccine in syringes may have given the shots to as many as 1000 people at a fair in addition to the 14 he gave them to at his nursing home. Regardless of his motive, I think he could and should be charged with 1000 counts of the battery. The shot recipients consented to a flu shot, not a water shot. I don't know the Texas law, but in Massachusetts, I'd be comfortable charging him with 1000 counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, M.G.L. c. 266 s. 15A.
If he's convicted, I'd like to see the sentences run consecutively.
Any criminal law experts want to verify or dispel my take on the A&B?
I took the '02 out for a spin today -the first in nearly two weeks- and of course it snowed on us. Normally, I would never go near the roads in snow because of what the salt will do to the car, but there were no trucks out. I think this was the end of the season's driving, though. One more snow and they'll start salting.
BMW windshield wipers have improved over 30 years, I'm glad to say. But one thing that's around today seems always to have been: BMW's tendency to go sideways in the wet stuff when the throttle is applied. Wheeeeee!
That's a Carpundit self-portrait above. Click for larger.
Well, thank goodness that's over - they finally found a face-saving excuse for Harriet Miers to withdraw her nomination to the Supreme Court. But I have one concern left: given her second-rate education, her tenuous grasp of Constitutional principles, and her stunningly incompetent writing and speechifying, I don't think she's qualified to be White House Counsel.
I'm not sure what's, er, drivingthis story - the Herald, or the Mayor's continuing steps in response to the Herald's Monday piece about citycars. Either way, while this is probably the technically correct thing to do, I have it firmly in the category of who cares?
Were there a lot of civilians playing with the lights and sirens?