First of all, peaches or pears? I prefer pears, and so does my boy. CabinGirl thinks we’re weird.

Secondly, thank you to everyone who’s made a contribution to the site in the last two days. I am probably the lousiest self-promoter in the history of the world, but you folks make up for it. You’re great!

Thirdly, can you answer this question?

Between 2003 and 2007, [Clarence] Thomas’ wife, Virginia, received $686,589 in compensation from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, but the justice wrongly checked the box marked “none” on the question related to spousal income. Thomas says his omission resulted from a misunderstanding of the reporting requirement, and he has since amended his answers. But the situation is peculiar: How could a Supreme Court justice, who must pay attention to the nuances of complicated legal cases, misread instructions on a disclosure form?

Can you tell the difference between a wife who has no income for five straight years and one who brings in more than a half a million dollars? I think we need a SCOTUS ethics panel.

Fourthly, Libya’s Interim Government forces got their asses kicked in Bani Walid yesterday. Some of them blamed their defeat on Gaddafi loyalists’ decision to pour oil down the hills of the town. No word on whether it was boiling oil. Either way, it’s kind of medieval. I hope this doesn’t last too much longer.

Fifthly, Michele Bachmann criticized the president for not saving Hosni Mubarak. But she’s a big believer in freedom.

Sixthly, for some inexplicable reason violent crime is down sharply, despite tough economic times.

Violent crime in the United States continues to drop significantly despite the difficult economic environment, according to new statistics released Friday by the Justice Department.

According to the Crime Victimization Survey released annually by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2010 violent crimes dropped about 13% among U.S. residents ages 12 or older.

There must be some explanation. Maybe people are too broke to buy guns and knives?

Seventhly, score one for the bears. What will Stephen Colbert say?

What’s on your mind?

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