Thursday, August 21, 2008

Food nazis

Supposedly Michael Phelps is a terrible example because he endorses frosted flakes. That is, according to some nutty nutritionists.
"I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian," said nutritionist Rebecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Medical Center.

"I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios."
Good grief! So Frosted Flakes aren't the best for you...neither is pecan pie or pizza! Leave Phelps, and us, alone!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Issues fixed for now

Whew! The blog is back in one piece. I was having problems with it because of some font coding that was left over from my previous design. Sorry for the delay.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

'Gun free' no more

I've been waiting for this. After all, it's not like we can have undercover student cops, like we have air marshals flying among airplane passengers. We finally have a school district in the U.S. where teachers can carry firearms.
Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.

In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and have to use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.

Maybe it will also have the added effect of making kids pay attention in class.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Redneck stonehenge

A Hooper, Utah, man decided putting up a car fence was a good way to make a point to discontent neighbors.

"The people who bought the homes say, 'Well, we love looking into your yard and seeing the horses and the cattle, but we don't like the flies, and we don't like the mosquitoes,' and when I cut my field to bale it, they say, 'We don't like the dust in the air,'" Davis said.

Davis said he offered to pay half the cost of a fence between his property and the others and to build it. He said his neighbors declined the offer, saying it would block their view.
Apparently he says it's not permanent. Which will probably inspire his neighbors to be patient.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Lights out on energy debate

House Republicans rebelled after Democrats adjourned for the month without voting on offshore drilling -- some asking President Bush to call for a special session. The lights went out, C-SPAN left, the microphones turned out ... and still they stayed on the house floor criticizing Democrats for leaving.

The Politico is one of the few outlets to cover it from beginning to end. Apparently Democratic aides tried hard to get Capitol Police to keep media out, but some reporters stayed until the end of the five-hour holdout.
Rep Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) just pretended to be a Democrat. He stood on the other side of the chamber and listed all of the GOP bills that the Dems killed.

He then said, "I am a Democrat, and here is my energy plan" and he held up a picture of an old VW Bug with a sail attached to it. He paraded around the House floor with the sign while the crowd cheered.
Funny indeed.

Earlier, when the sound system went out, it was congressman who got it turned back on:
Republicans can thank (Rep. John) Shadegg for turning on the microphones the first time. Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber's public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.

"I love this," Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. "Congress can be so boring. ... This is a kick."
It is over now. But it was fun while it lasted. If enough word gets out about it, it certainly won't hurt them any. It might even hurt Democrats.