What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Linkee-poo, the rare weekend edition

The ice coverage on the Great Lakes is at an all time low. That's not good. The ice coverage helps spawning fish, it helps clear the waters, it tamps back on algal blooms, mitigates shore erosion, and a bunch of other things. Expect to hear about big algal blooms, diseased fish stocks, and crop losses to disease this coming Summer. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

The real diet you should be on is reducing highly processed foods. It's damn hard to do, though. Actually just starting with cutting processed sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is a good start.

Hey, Riff, what's for dinner? "Christie said that when he visited the White House on Tuesday, Trump made him order meatloaf, while everyone else was free to order what they wanted." Now, okay, apparently he and Trump had the meatloaf together, so, yeah, could have been a bonding thing. It depends on how you frame it.

"A Florida man was arrested Thursday for a plot to plant bombs in Target stores up and down the East Coast… This man isn’t a Muslim. He isn’t a refugee. He isn’t an immigrant. He isn’t tan or brown or black. He’s white. And by virtue of his white skin, he pretty much gets a pass from the Trump administration." He's also a sweetheart of a guy (he's a rapist among his other felonies). But gosh I hope we deport that mother of two who once knew a person who knew a "gang member." Because the rest of America wouldn't feel safe otherwise. (Grokked from Laura J Mixon)

"Fresh from introducing a bill to terminate the Environmental Protection Agency, Congressman Matt Gaetz is headed home to northern Florida during recess week. He plans to hold two town hall constituent events, as is tradition during recess week. The local Democratic Women’s Club is planning to attend… Gaetz says all are welcome, but he and his friends are clearly trying to intimidate the constituents who just want an open dialogue with their elected representative." His "friends" are Biker4Trump and the local militia leader who encouraged all his concealed carry members to show up and "not forget their ammo." Hint to any representative, never try to intimidate grandmothers. They will jack you up. (Grokked from Ann Leckie)

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