GAS TAXES FOR THEE, but not for me. “The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is using the city’s gas pumps to fill up on fuel, avoiding state and federal highway taxes, officials said today. ‘There’s something there that just doesn’t seem right to me because, in a sense, you’re saying then that the officials who pass the laws are not willing to live by them, and that concerns me,’ Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz said.”

Plus, the free car washes: “”Why are we washing cars in the middle of a drought? . . . Where are the green police when we need them? Are they poking around restaurants to see that nobody fries food?”