Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CNN Scooped by Popular Mechanics

***Can you imagine the hype and wall to wall coverage on CNN (and the network stations) if a Republican was caught taking bribes and brokering arms deals with terrorists? That's exactly what happened with Leland Yee in California, but he's a Democrat, so unless you're watching Fox News or listening to Rush Limbaugh, you probably haven't heard anything about it.  Even Popular Mechanics has more coverage of this scandal than our "news" media.

***The world depends on stopping cow farts. Yep, this is an overreaching problem. Why worry about Iran's nuclear capabilities when there is so much methane escaping from cow derrieres? This has to be stopped!!

RUSH: Speaking of global warming, I have it right here in the National Journal. This is the headline.  National Journal! This is not some kook fringe operation. "It May Take a Global Vegetarian Movement to Combat Climate Change -- It may be impossible to reach the U.N.'s goals without significant changes in global diet, a new study finds."  It's by Brian Resnick.
"If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we're going to have to do something about cow farts." That's what it says, and I am not making this up.  They are now looking into the serious reduction of methane, which is what "cow farts" are.  It says it right here.  (interruption) It's in the first line of the story in the National Journal.  It isn't me.  I'm reading from the news, and they mean this seriously.

What a proud moment in America.

***Is a Constitutional Convention a possibility?

Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. 
At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers, though, devised an alternative way which says if two-thirds of state legislatures demand a meeting, Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments.”
The idea has gained popularity among constitutional scholars in recent years -- but got a big boost last week when Michigan lawmakers endorsed it.
Michigan matters, because by some counts it was the 34th state to do so. That makes two-thirds.

That would be interesting.


No way. I don't show these legs to anyone. They look like water balloons.

***Not a Jimmy Fallon fan, but he nailed it with this one:

"Yesterday was the big deadline for Obamacare and the White House seems very happy," Jimmy Fallon said Monday, "the White House said it has surpassed its goal for the people enrolled in Obamacare. It's amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory, and fine people if they don't do it and keep extending the deadline for months. It's just like a Cinderella story. It's a beautiful thing!"

***This is amazing. This tree trimmer had a chain saw stuck in his neck successfully removed. Wow.

A tree-trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.
James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.
Valentine had emergency surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and instead cut into muscle. The hospital Tuesday released an X-ray showing the saw still in the 21-year-old's neck.


***It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. ~~ Mark Twain

***Have a great day!

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