Coming to a supermarket near you: The ‘Hope and Change Sticky Note Campaign’
Posted April 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm by Meredith Jessup
Fed up with rising prices — on everything from groceries to gas — thousands of ordinary Americans are silently protesting the Obama administration at supermarkets and gas pumps with sticky notes.
From the group’s Facebook page:
Purchase a pad of large sticky notes. Write on each one, “How’s that Hope & Change working out for you?” Every time you stop to fill your vehicle with gas, place your sticky note somewhere on the pump before you drive away. DO NOT be destructive in ANY way! Place your sticky note somewhere, so as not to impede the next customer’s ability to read the pump’s digital readout.
After placing your sticky note, please consider taking a digital picture, then uploading it to our wall. Please tell us in which city and state the picture was taken. This is meant to be a “quiet” protest by our silent majority of Americans, to be served upon this administration!!
Meet the creators of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ (the movie)
Posted April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm by Meredith Jessup
Australian academic proposes property rights for kangaroos
Posted April 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm by Meredith Jessup
Australia’s green movement is taking a radical new turn with proposing kangaroo courts — not courts in which legal niceties are set aside, but actual court for kangaroos.
via American Spectator:
An Australian academic, Dr. John Hadley of the University of Western Sydney, has broken new legal ground by suggesting the setting up of courts to protect property rights for animals.
Certain difficulties seem to lie in the way, however. How will Counsel take instructions from clients? How will questions of undue influence be avoided in the case of less intelligent creatures? (Wombats and the like are not generally distinguished by their brain-power.) Who will have locus standi in cases of sheep owned by farmers? Should the creatures concerned decide to bequeath their property, how are wills going to be witnessed and proved valid?
Another problem: koalas are said to be permanently drunk on the alcohol fumes from the eucalyptus-leaves that form their diet. Here again forensic difficulties may arise.
Tuesday evening must-reads
Posted April 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm by Meredith Jessup
The Marxist in the Mirror: Obama’s war on capitalism
Obama administration works to oust pharmaceutical CEO
Are the poor actually getting poorer?
Is it time to start worrying about inflation?
Hedge fund managers abandon the Democratic Party
Andrew Sullivan: maybe it’s time to start those death panels
Another life-line for death row cop-killer Mumia abu Jamal
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Kids’ chemistry sets now sold without chemicals
Posted April 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm by Meredith Jessup
It turns out that kickball, tag and capture the flag aren’t the only “risky” games for children. Play chemistry sets — a favorite childhood toy for nerds like me — are now being sold without any chemicals.
The set, called Chemistry 60, is a set that includes “60 fun activities with no chemicals.” You’re presumably supposed to raid the kitchen for vinegar and baking soda. Instead of selling parents the tools they need to have a blast with their kids, this chemistry set is basically a cop out that says “We, the ostensible science educators, don’t want to be responsible if your little hellions kill each other.”
And so, today’s bubble-wrapped status-quo for kids continues…
Liberal blogger uncovers definitive proof that Donald Trump is racist
Posted April 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm by Meredith Jessup
Liberal blogger Alyssa Rosenburg seems to think she’s found the smoking gun that proves potential GOP presidential contender Donald Trump is a racist — which, in many liberals’ minds, would also explain all this talk about birth certificates since we’re told that too is a sign of racism.
Over at Think Progress, she writes:
I’m doing some digging into Republican candidates’ positions on and involvement in the arts, so on a whim, I Nexised “Donald Trump donated.” Turns out the Donald ponied up $25,000 for the post-Katrina restoration of Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’s retirement estate on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Given Haley Barbour’s decision not to run, and how some of theless-charming things he’s said about race played into his viability as a candidate, I can’t imagine this particular donation is going to play into Trump’s already-bizarre candidacy.
There you have it. Trump donated money to help restore the house of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This MUST mean he “loves Jefferson Davis” —> supports slavery —> hates black people —> is a racist.
This has been another presentation of “Into the Mind of a Liberal.” Thanks for playing!
French unions fight for cops’ right to drink on the job
Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:45 am by Meredith Jessup
Should riot police be able to have alcohol while on duty?
France’s infamous riot police are threatening to strike over a new rule forbidding them from drinking wine with lunch, a cherished — and in many cases legally protected — French tradition.
“Wine or beer for the CRS? C’est fini!” blared a recent headline on the TV channel France 2′s website.
The riot police in turn have accused the Interior Ministry of “trying to make us priests, but without the sacramental wine.” …
“It’s the most absurd and ridiculous decision,” an officer on duty at CRS told AOL News today about the ban, which was first announced late last week. “We will fight it.”
Beware the Tweet Seat
Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:06 am by Meredith Jessup
Taking a leisurely lunch break in a park, you may unwittingly have your picture snapped and sent out to the world via TweetingSeat, a new kind of interactive social media involving non-living objects sending out their own tweets:
This project stemmed from an investigation of communities, and focuses on the idea of creating an object that people may interact with on both a physical and digital level.
“TweetingSeat has been created in order to explore the environments in which it is placed and look at the people whom it encounters”, explains Chris. “The way in which the bench should be used has purposely been left open, allowing people and communities to build their own relationship with it.”
Have a seat on a bench marked with the TweetingSeat logo and it automatically tweets our your photo to its followers.
Tuesday morning must-reads
Posted April 26, 2011 at 9:53 am by Meredith Jessup
High gas prices hit Obama’s approval ratings
Boehner: no promises on debt limit vote
Mitch Daniels plays coy on 2012 run
Severe weather continues today
Only 38% of Americans believe Obama was born in the USA
WikiLeaks details al-Qaeda-Iraq connection
Al-Qaeda No. 2 reported dead
Thomas Sowell: the Trump card
Obama’s long-form birth certificate finally appears… on Twitter
Washington weighs sanctions on Syria
The separation of school and state (via Reason.tv):
From 1976, baseball’s greatest play – Rick Monday saves the American flag
Posted April 26, 2011 at 9:03 am by Mike Opelka
Thirty-five years ago yesterday, major-league baseball’s Rick Monday made what has been called one baseball’s greatest plays.
The Cubs and Dodgers were playing in Los Angeles and with the Dodgers batting in the bottom of the 4th inning, two men ran onto the field, intending to burn an American flag. The men spread the flag on the outfield grass, and one of them soaked it in lighter fluid as the other was about to ignite it.
A quick-thinking Rick Monday ran towards the men, grabbing the flag and preventing the desecration of the Stars and Stripes.
Well done, Rick Monday. Thank you.
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