I’m a long-time subscriber to Harper’s, and in each new issue it’s the Harper’s Index I always read first. The June (yes, June) 2011 issue lists these wonderful statistics—as ever, without comment:
Average amount NATO spends each week enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya: $1,930,000
Estimated value of arms sent by NATO countries to Muammar Quaddafi since 1969: $10,000,000,000
Minimum amount Qaddafi held in U.S. banks at the time his assets were frozen in February: $29,700,000,000
Seems Qaddafi’s retirement fund was doing quite a bit better than mine.
Also, these little, um … chestnuts:
Percentage of Republicans who said in March that they fear that ACORN will steal the 2012 election for Obama: 25
Date on which ACORN shut down: 11/2/10
Will that 25% actually vote? Only if Sarah runs….