Worst. Idea. Ever:
Balance of Powers: Over 80% of Americans want food labels to indicate the presence of GMO ingredients. Way over 50% of politicians have accepted money from the GMO designers and frankefood manufacturers, so guess what's not going to happen.
The Long Arm Of The Law: British cops have finally arrested a high ranking political figure for rape of a child. No, not a Member of Parliament or a high ranking member of the Establishment, nope. An American. Boorish people, those Yanks.
Words Matter: A new study reports that a majority of American public school students are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Note that it did not say that these kids and their families are living in poverty, just that they meet the federal guidelines for the assistance. Give the Republicans a year or two and then it will be “live in poverty”. The right will still not want them to eat, but at least they'll be poor enough to qualify for an occasional meal. And no, it is not because of all the immigrant kids.
Qualifications: New Afghan President Ghani has nominated Mohammad Yaqub Haidari to be minister of agriculture,
Incredible: The incredible story of the young boy who died, went to heaven and then came back and wrote a book about was... incredible. the first clue may have been that the author's name was Malarkey.
ROI: Do you remember all those pre-election TV spots where Republican candidates explained why it was important that they be sent to Washington in order to abolish anything standing in the way of the banks having another go at gambling with the taxpayers' money? Me neither, but they've already mounted two attacks on the laws put in place protect us at least a little bit from the banksters.
Things We Already Knew: The lesson to be learned from the outcry over the Charlie Hebdo killings is simple: if you want the world's attention you have to kill white people.
Dear Diary: In defending our freedoms, Obama and Cameron insist that all electronic communications must be accessible to government agents. It will be quite all right to encrypt your data and communications as long as the government has “backdoor” access to the encrypted matter.
Priorities: The Republicans once again think they have been sent to Washington to make sure that no woman gets to decide anything for herself, certainly she cannot be trusted to decide if she should have a child – that decision should be left up to chance and to conservative, uptight white guys sitting around in Washington fantasizing about lewd women.
Onanism: President Obama wants to reduce taxes on the middle class, eliminate the “trust-fund loophole" beloved of the Wall Street rich, raise the top capital-gains tax rate to 28% and add a new fee on banks with assets over $50 billion. He also would like a little respect from Sara Palin. None of this is going to happen.