A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Monday, July 26, 2004 Seen on the Tour de Lance: I was just reading a wire story recapping this year's tour with a focus on other riders anxiously hoping for Lance Armstrong to retire. The story mentioned a banner posted on the most arduous climb of the tour by an American fan.
A roadside banner on the mythical L'Alpe d'Huez featured a map of France in U.S. stars and stripes with the words: "American owned and operated since 1999."