Easy does it

Easy does it

He came to the right place: A man faces a drunken-driving charge after driving onto the lawn of a historic home in Vermont once owned by the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

For 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Marlborough, Mass., the Serenity Prayer should be modified as follows: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Oh, and the ability to appreciate irony.”

Grow a pair: The U.S. will never solve the debt problem unless we gain the courage to cut spending on defense and popular programs such as Medicare, columnist James McCusker writes.

Does nothing scare our elected federal officials more than cranky senior citizens holding signs that read, “Keep Your Government Hands off My Medicare?” Yes, there is: the words, “We will primary you.”

Don’t know much about history: On this day, the cable cars of the San Francisco Municipal Railway began operations while as many as 50,000 spectators looked on.

Afterward, everyone sat down to a buffet supper of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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