I played a round of golf today at the Montecito Country Club (110, don't ask). It was gorgeous outside; sunny, crisp, with beautiful views of the ocean and the channel islands. I've been reading about how cold it is going to be at the two NFL championship games tomorrow, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Foxboro, Massachusetts. I'm sure those are really nice places with wonderful people, but brrrr... I'll take Southern California, thank you very much.
So, McCain won in South Carolina. I think that makes him the clear front-runner among Republicans; this proves he can win a purely Republican primary (no independents or Democrats voted). Thompson finished a distant third, behind Huckabee. We won't know whether Guiliani is really a factor until "super Tuesday". Stay tuned!
The next U.S. cycling star is
Quite possibly the dumbest idea you'll hear this year, even though it is mid January: Columbia Journalism Review suggests unionizing bloggers. Yeah, that'll work. [ via Slashdot, where the commenters have not been kind. ]