EVERYTHING’S A JOKE….Lead poisoning: serious public health issue or fodder for late night humor? I’d say it’s the former, but apparently the National Association of Manufacturers doesn’t agree. Yuck yuck.

If the business community ever wonders why so many people are successful at winning those hated multi-million dollar lawsuits against them, here’s the reason. When the idiots who represent you plainly don’t give a damn about whether children are being seriously harmed or not, juries tend not to have much sympathy. Write that down for future reference, OK?

UPDATE: David Roberts reports on Barack Obama’s dedication to the lead poisoning cause. Good for him. Too few people pay attention to this.