Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bodacious burger

The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.

- AP/Miami Herald (link here)

This is the burger for me.

Highway to Hell

The head of the European Union slammed President Barack Obama's plan to spend nearly $2 trillion to push the U.S. economy out of recession as "the road to hell" that EU governments must avoid.

- AP/reviewjournal (link here)

Maybe the guy has been listening to AC/DC songs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I love read meat

Eating red meat increases the chances of dying prematurely, according to the first large study to examine whether regularly eating beef or pork increases mortality.

- Washington Post (link here)

I guess I will have to cut out the twice-a-day steak.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bumper stickers

(Thanks to Mark for calling my attention to these bumper stickers.)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Confiscatory taxes

Congress moved yesterday to levy punitive taxes on bonuses paid by financial firms receiving government aid, threatening to undermine federal efforts to rescue the financial system by driving away participants in the programs.

- Washington Post (link here)

Just Congress being Congress.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maureen Dowd

Isn’t that like giving bonuses to the arsonists who started a fire because they alone know what kind of accelerants they used to start it?

- Maureen Dowd, NY Times (link here)

Does she make this stuff up herself, or does she have writers that supply her with material?

Follow the Japanese example?

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested that AIG executives should accept responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

- AP/Dallas Morning News (link here)

Interesting advice.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chickens, or lack thereof

Nationwide, more than 100 cities, spanning the urban spectrum from New York to Salt Lake City, from Miami to Missoula, have recently declared themselves fair game for fowl.

- Denver Post (link here)

Unlike the dimwits who run Hales Corners. A little girl cannot even have a single pet chicken here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Radon from granite counter tops?

Homeowners seeking just the right granite for their countertops have something new to ponder, besides which color complements their cabinets. Some are wondering about the radiation and radon gas that might be emanating from those showy slabs.

- Star Tribune (link here)

Largely unfounded is right.

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Mexico goes liberal

The New Mexico Legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

- AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal (link here)

Future Democrats

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, illegal aliens will take 300,000 of the 2 million construction jobs to be created by the stimulus bill. The CIS figure is based on Census Bureau estimates that 15 percent of all construction workers are illegal aliens or immigrants who are not authorized to work in the United States.

- Pat Buchanan, Human Events (link here)

Yes, and the Pelosi/Reid Axis of Evil hopes that every one of those illegal aliens will someday be a registered member of The Democratic Party.

Million dollar Xbox

A Yale University student from Ohio has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from US Airways for a video game console he says was taken from his luggage.

- AP/azcentral (link here)

I had no idea that an Xbox was so valuable.

A new nation

A man accused of driving drunk said Pennsylvania courts have no jurisdiction over him because he's his own country.

- AP/azcentral (link here)

Is he going to join the United Nations?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wauwatosa murder

Boldt, 38, was shot shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday at the northeast corner of N. 68th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave.

- jsonline (link here)

We drove by there a few minutes after it happened (on our way to the Humane Society).

Very disconcerting.

Living in Hales Corners, I am not accustomed to seeing murdered people lying about on the sidewalk.

Friday, March 06, 2009


But the Iowa House has approved a bill changing the name of the Department of Elder Affairs. If the legislation is signed by Gov. Chet Culver, the agency will be known as the Department of Aging - or DOA.

- AP/azcentral (link here)