Published reports estimate that New York City’s upcoming congestion pricing will save about $50 million in carbon-related costs while raising $1 billion in revenue. The period of time in which this will take place wasn’t specified. Still, at that ratio, it’s pretty clear that congestion pricing in New York City is one of the biggest, if not the biggest tax increases in the history of New York State.
Some TV commercials for insurance are good and some are tolerable. I like the long-running Geico gecko. Farmers’ “We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two,” is good as well. I think Flo from Progressive is okay, but don’t understand why she and Jamie are dressed as bakers. I always enjoyed Marshall Efron on Public TV years ago, and believe he is the voice of the animated general in General Insurance spots. But, I cringe every time the Liberty Mutual emu comes on screen and usually change the channel too.
I have this diet thing nailed. I stopped eating between meals about two weeks ago. So far, I’ve gained seven pounds.
Our commonly-misused word department hears from descendants. Your ancestors aren’t your descendants: you are theirs.
As I write this, the NY Mets have started their season 3-1. If it gets to 11-1, I will be concerned.
Given the current health of the Yankees roster, if George were still alive, there wouldn’t be any more unsigned free agents.
There aren’t a lot of British shows on BBC America these days.
April Fool’s day always reminds me of my uncle. He was a school-bus driver when I was in elementary school. He always told the kids on the bus that if we were all good, he’d take us to the circus for his birthday. We were good, but we never did get that free trip to the circus, because his birthday was April Fool’s Day.