Friday, December 24, 2010

this won't matter after the bees disappear

Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees

The world honey bee population has plunged in recent years, worrying beekeepers and farmers who know how critical bee pollination is for many crops. A number of theories have popped up as to why the North American honey bee population has declined--electromagnetic radiation, malnutrition, and climate change have all been pinpointed. Now a leaked EPA document reveals that the agency allowed the widespread use of a bee-toxic pesticide, despite warnings from EPA scientists....


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Meet your new Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (great work everyone!)

How Ileana Ros-Lehtinen killed the bill to prevent forced child marriages

Even The Google is ready to get this Christmas party started

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Which reminds me, there is a critical shortage of Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog (the One True Egg Nog) in the Chicago area this year. (I blame Obama.) Thank God I stocked up early, though I may still run out before New Year's. Evanston First had none ... none!

In past years it's been more of a self-regulating supply, as I tend to run out at about the same time that I can no longer fit through the door to go out and buy more.

Coming to Ryan's Defense

Have we gone mad?

Or are we just so sex-obsessed and confused that this is really a story? I didn't stick around to see the piece on the today show this morning, but I read the story in the Sun-Times today. "Rex-Rated." Elliott Harris reports that "there may be more trouble afoot for the New York Jets." Brilliant. Ryan and his wife may be in trouble for what - making a foot-fetish video.

My goodness. They are married. The news is that there are videos on the internet which have surfaced which allegedly show Michelle Ryan showing her feet and in which the voice of Rex Ryan can be allegedly heard, supposedly in a state of increasing excitement. Rex when asked says this is a personal matter.

Where is the story here? They are married. Frankly if they wanted to make videos of themselves going at it and broadcast them on the interwebs, I don't know why that isn't an affirmation of their love and a sign of the strength of their marriage. Maybe slightly misguided, but there are lots of misguided people in the world. The guy is attracted to his wife. He digs feet. She's into it. Sounds like they decided together to make movies about it, presumably so they could watch later and enjoy themselves. Maybe they decided to share them with other people, but so what? It shouldn't be any big secret that married people have sex. (Hint: this includes your old parents fumbling around in the twilight and then icing-down afterwards). I have even been told that unmarried people have sex - but we all know that God doesn't approve of this.

I don't know who gives a good God damn about this. The big difference between this and the Jenn Sterger thing is that Favre and Sterger weren't married. (Though frankly if Deana Farve was fine with it - I wouldn't have any problems with that either). Here's what we have learned about the Jets this year - (1) Grown men sometimes swear, (2) football players sometimes put their own financial interests ahead of the interests of the team, (3) men in a locker room will cat call a hot blonde in a locker room, sometimes inappropriately, (4) powerful men sometimes try to use their power to bed attractive single women, even when they are married and (5) Rex Ryan loves his wife. If any of these things resulted in an epiphany for you or a loved one, I'd suggest you need to get out more.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rumbling Stumbling Bumbling....

Yesterday night's interception by whoever that big white guy was reminded me of dis play in berz history...