Chairman Bao is a Shih Tzu. We travel a lot. I drive. He watches. We've logged at least 10,000 miles and he's never once said, Sweetheart, don't you think you should stop and ask someone?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Doing lunch -- one of our very favorite things -- at Firecracker in Plaza Palomina.

My friend Marlene (from Rocky Point) was in town for a couple of days, so we ate and shopped and ate. You should see the jacket I got. You will see it, eventually.

I read something interesting. It seems a bunch of banks got together and raised $25 million to lobby for stricter legislation concerning bankruptcy. $25 million would buy a lot of lunches. Of course, that's not what they do these days. Lunch is old hat. Lobbyists make contributions to campaign funds. You vote for this legislation, we give you $500,000. $25 million buys 50 congressmen. Easy, huh?

So I'm thinking, how much would it cost to buy legislation that would allow restauranteurs use their own discretion as to whether or not to admit well-behaved dogs to their establishments? For the sake of argument, let's suppose X numbers of dog lovers got together and raised X dollars and then lobbied their state representatives. Say you've got 100 people who'll each donate $1000 to the cause -- hey, that's $100,000! How many state representatives could you buy for $100,000? Of course, you'd want to start with a smallish state.

But it's a thought.


Blogger Lacy said...

woofies Bao, watt a nice day u hads fur shoppin and eatin...

b safe,

3:31 PM


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