Thursday, March 17, 2016
Prayer is often simply an attempt to shift responsibility.
Entrails: The Republicans continue to insist that they will not meet, interview, interrogate, investigate, hold hearings on, or vote on any Supreme Court candidate nominated by Obama. (Fox says that being nominated by the President is the kiss of death.) Do they really, really think that Donald Trump's choices will make them happy? More to the point, will Hilary”s?
No Means No: Argentina told a Chinese ship to stop fishing in Argentinian waters. It did not so they sank it.
Baby, It's Coal Outside: Peabody Energy, the largest US coal miner says it may join its major rivals in seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after it “delayed” a $71 million interest payment that was due on March 15.
Gender Studies: Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer is urging Wall Street to “find a way to neuter” Senator Elizabeth Warren. At least he didn't say 'spayed'.
Agency: Pope Francis says that Mother Teressa will be made a saint next fall. Sorry, sir, but the best you can do is recognize sainthood, not “make” someone saintly – and most certainly not someone who wanted others to suffer so she could succor them.
Fair's Fair: FIFA says that the $190 million that had been forfeited by its officials who pled guilty to extorting bribes in return for their votes in selecting World Cup host cities should be returned to the organization. It was, after all, stolen fair and square by their officers in the ordinary course of business.
Boy Scouts: Donald Trump has told his supporters that they should be prepared to riot if he does not get the nomination.
Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny: Scientists have been able to delay the maturational effects of certain genes in chickens, creating embryos with dinosaur legs – essentially reversing evolutionary change. Interesting. But moreso, this: The gene they manipulated was “the Indian homolog gene common to all animals, including man.” Except, of course, in Kentucky and North Carolina.
Porn O'Graph: “Except for the names and few other changes the story's the same...”
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:41 AM