Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Can Help?

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, staring dreamily at Obama, wants to help put The Pickle's relish in CONgress.

Missouri’s McCaskill urges Christie Vilsack to run for Congress

McCaskill could fly in on a moment's notice and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Vilsack is under the delusion that she's well qualified to run and qualified to serve.

Don't believe her?

Here's her biography.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Telephone Man

I've seen the television commercials and online billboards for Assurance Wireless offering eligible customers a FREE wireless phone and 250 FREE minutes of nationwide wireless voice service each month.

Nice deal if you can get it.

Assurance Wireless is brought to you by Virgin Mobile USA and is a Lifeline Assistance program supported by the Universal Service Fund.

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is a federal tax, of 15.5%, collected on your phone bill for each land line and cell line.

My understanding of the USF is that it is supposed to provide discounts for basic local telephone service and to ensure that everyone has access and pays reasonable rates.

I'm feeling like I'm being Universally Serviced not in a good way and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I've contacted Senator's Grassley and Harkin, and Congressman Latham to question why we're subsidizing the entire bill?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birth Err

We noted, back when this blog was new (Mike Score, You're Fired!), that Donald Trump's hair used to be the lead singer for A Flock of Seagulls.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Donald, who has been dishing dirt about Obama's birth certificate, produced his own

Exclusive to Newsmax: Donald Trump's Birth Certificate

Except the document is not an official New York City birth certificate, but rather a document generated by Jamaica Hospital, where Trump’s mother Mary reportedly gave birth in June 1946. Official birth certificates are issued (and maintained) by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Vital Records.

Which now makes Trump look as foolish as his hairdon't.

Monday, March 28, 2011

End Of The Line?

With the influx of Presidential wannabes, the Liter felt it was a good time to share the message of this shirt and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Now that's Hope and Change that will finally work for America.

Thanks to our friend Cal (Freedom's pal) for the pic.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

How Do You Like Me Now?

I don't like either of these stories

Letter from proud mother brings First Lady to UNI

Graduating senior's mom helped get First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at UNI commencement

With the exception of one, most all of the students quoted overused the word like.

And the scientific community is like united in that fact.

"She's like, oh, just to see what happened."

"She was like, that was just the White House that called. I was like, really? "

"I called my mom and she was like what? Are you serious? And she was really shocked. She was like, we're definitely going, get as many tickets as you can!"

"I was like, in all reality, there is no way they are even going to contact us."

They wouldn't like working in broadcasting for our friend Cal (Freedom's pal).

So writes the person he broke of saying the word crick instead of creek, but I'm a better person for it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The Liter laughed when it read Iowa Dummycrat Party Chair Sue Dvorsky recent comments.

It’s amazing that Sen. Grassley thinks there are so many unqualified candidates for the most important office in the country and he won’t share his opinion with his fellow Iowans.”

As the longest serving Iowa Republican, you would think members of his party would want his opinion and he’d want to ensure that an unqualified candidate didn’t make it through the caucus.”

It's laughable because this is the party that launched Barack Obama, with his impressive resume, and the scientific community is united in that fact.

They didn't listen to Obama himself when he stated,

"I'm a believer in knowing what you're doing when you apply for a job."

Or, Joe Biden who said it best --

"The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training."

That's becoming clearer and clearer with each and every day.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Slow Learner?

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle once gain proves he's an ass wipe and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

Duh Mayor went to Washington and proposed a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy.

The Dummycrat shows he doesn't get it after barely surviving a recall effort for increasing tax rates.

Under Suttle's mayoral stint, property taxes increased 15%, despite a campaign promise not to do so. The 'wheel tax' on cars grew more than 40%, from $35 to $50. Restaurants were also handed a 2.5% tax increase. Collectively, Omahans will pay $32.9 million in 2011 for those three items alone.

Waitin' For The Bus?

From the people that brought you solar powered bicycles --

Solar bus tour making stop in Cedar Falls, Waterloo

Oh wait, it's not what it reads like and the scientific community is united in that fact.

David Osterberg and his Iowa Policy Project (IPP),
the Iowa Environmental Council (which the IPP is a member of) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center are polluting the state with their tour raising awareness of solar energy on this cloudy, snowy day.

I'd be more impressed if they were driving Tindo, the bus pictured is said to be 100% solar powered.

However it really isn't, as this bus still has to be plugged in due to a lack of available roof space to hold the huge number of solar panels necessary to independently charge it.

Powerful Stuff?

A belated Welcome, to those that visited our site from the Executive Office of the President USA.

The Liter is humbled, which doesn't happen often, and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Our posts on CommieTommie Harkin, or as we like to call him - St. Thomas of Equine Ass, and the the one-year anniversary of Obamacare are what drew their interest.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

That's My Story?

The Festivus for Obamacare continues in our capitol city.

St. Thomas of Equine Ass attended the Festivus at Simply for Giggles, who's owner, Tanya Keith, is a supporter of the Fallon For Um.

When my parents ran their small business, they didn't put their politics on display for fear of angering customers who didn't agree and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Jessica Urban shared a story of trouble finding her own insurance on the $200 stipend her employer provided. Urban says the policy that she did find had a $35 co-pay, a tiered prescription plan, not lab plan, and was “very, very disappointing.”

Is that $200 per year?

$35 is not a bad co-pay, and she probably pays more than that per month for her hard cider habit.

Urban decided to go onto her father’s insurance plan, he's a postal worker.

Urban says he already paid a little higher premium to have her mother on his plan and now she is on his plan for no extra cost to him.

What's the cost to taxpayers?

It appears Urban hasn't provided the whole story, because she's the owner of Adornments By Jessica Urban that's located inside Simply for Giggles.

With the hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am-5pm, is that her full time job?

Will taxpayers be subsidizing it for health care?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Saint?

Fiberal Dummycrats want to proclaim CommieTommie Harkin a Saint?

Harkin praised at event marking one-year anniversary of health-care reform

Mary Mincer Hansen, a one time director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, dubbed Harkin the "patron saint of prevention".

St. Tomas the Sissy, St. Thomas Moron and St. Thomas of Equine Ass are our early favorites upon canonization and the scientific community is united in that fact.

More than likely its just reciprocity for the nice things he said about her last fall.

Harkin Lauds GAO for Appointing Iowan Mary Mincer Hansen to the New National Health Care Workforce Commission

During the event, which we opined on yesterday (And Giggles), Harkin stated -- "supporters have to fend off "misperceptions, outright falsehoods about the bill ... and some of that lingers yet today."

Like those from Harkin that the law reduces the deficit.

In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

And Giggles

CommieTommie Harkin comes to town today to celebrate the the one-year anniversary of Obamacare.

The event will take place at a business called Simply for Giggles.

Making it literally, SHITS AND GIGGLES.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Reflecting on the anniversary, Harkin said...

Most of the things that have rolled out early, especially consumer protection provisions, have been widely accepted.”

That must be why the numbers of waivers for coverage requirement are over 1,000.

Another interesting side effect, insurance premiums skyrocket while coverage is shrinking.

Harkin also believes the law reduces the deficit, but Douglas Holtz-Eakin, onetime director of the Congressional Budget Office disagrees.

In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion.

Gimmicks and budgetary games like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius double counting $500 Billion?

Then there's the $500 Billion in tax hikes.

It's enough to make you sick.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Teacher, Teacher

I'm so happy I'm not in the Des Moines Public School District, but sad some of my tax dollars go to support that system.

13 school districts still pay full health benefits

Des Moines is one of those districts.

Their school board president, who pleads poverty because "Our costs don't stay stagnant" believes that employees should shoulder part of the cost of health insurance premiums out of pocket.

Then take a stronger stand at contract time and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Des Moines teachers also plead poverty, "There's this perception out there that public workers and Des Moines public school teachers have this awesome deal."

The average teacher salary in Des Moines is $53,957.

Iowa's average teacher salary is $49,739.

The average Iowa Per Capita Personal Income (Dollars per Person) for 2008 was $37,509.

Looks like teachers are in the "awesome" neighborhood for Iowa.

Plus most teachers still get summers off.

Putin Is A Ditz

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made news with this statement regarding the U.N. Libya resolution.

"The resolution is defective and flawed. It allows everything. It resembles medieval calls for crusades."

Russia could have used their veto to kill the resolution, but chose to abstain.

Putin sounds like CommieTommie Harkin trying to use revisionist history on his vote to authorize the use of force in Iraq and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Peace Train?

A smattering of people gathered around the country to protest for peace.

Around 100 in the nation's capitol and roughly the same amount in our capitol city, but the capitol of the People's Republic could only muster up 40.

The low numbers match the ridership figures of the Amtrak train they're trying to get built and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The usual suspect organizations were involved in the rallies, the Workers International League, the International Socialist Organization.

New, to me, was the Iowa National Education Association’s Peace and Justice Caucus.

The teacher who spoke for this group could use a little schooling herself...

It is not possible for the U.S. to win in Afghanistan unless we commit up to 800,000 troops to subdue a country of $32 million. We can’t afford this, nor would the America people support if the true costs were known. We escalated to half a billion troops in Vietnam but could not beat an opposing force of 100,000.”

I find it interesting that an organization so concerned with civil rights actually discriminates in its constitution between Active and Associate members -- associate member shall not have the right to vote or hold an elective or appointive office.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sign Of The Times?

One can't help but hope this is a harbinger of things to come

Barack H. Obama Elementary to close

The name was changed last year to "send a subliminal message to the students."

As our friend Cal (Freedom's pal) put it, I hope it will send a subliminal message of what will come in November 2012.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hey, Hey Helen

This headline was enough to frighten my unborn children and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Helen Thomas in Playboy

One can only hope for LARGE, strategically placed staples.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Dave Price had a story on allowing parents to teach their children how to drive, using Iowa Department of Transportation approved instruction, instead of a certified instructor.

Objecting to the bill was Dummycrat Curt Hanson, a one time driver education instructor, citing bad habits drivers cling to such as the "9 & 10 position the steering wheel".


And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Price explained Hansen meant the 10 & 2 position that has changed to the 8 & 4 position because of airbags.

Some police departments stress the 9 & 3 position, as does The American Automobile Association (AAA).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't back any one grip over another.

It almost felt like a turf issue, with the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) stating teens need a certified professional to train them.

If certified instructors are the only way to go, why did a U.S News & World Report article investigating national teen driving safety, Iowa ranks 49th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In Iowa, teens (ages 14-19) have a higher fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group.

Motor vehicle crashes are the cause of nearly half of all teen deaths in Iowa.

If parents can improve on those statistics, GREAT!

I believe getting, and maintaining, a driver's license needs to be more difficult for every age group.

I'm old enough to remember when people went for a drive to relax.

Hot Sauce?

The Liter sincerely hopes Attorney General Tom Miller found his meal at Raul's, yesterday, muy delicioso.

In an odd twist, and the scientific community is united in that fact, Miller and his lunch companion went to the right to be seated and the Liter, with our friend Cal (Freedom's pal), went to our left.

We're not sure what Miller munched on, but we do know he didn't have the buffet and we're willing to bet Miller opted for the mild sauce.

The Liter loves the flour tacos with gallons of hot sauce...Aaahh Raul's!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Construction jobs lag in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, report shows

That includes all those shovel ready projects created by the Federal Stimulus and I-JOBS.

We owe Obama and the Big Lug Nut a DEBT of gratitude and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Boxer?

President Obama must be punch drunk.

Obama praises Denmark with recycled cliché

Telling the Danish Prime Minister...

Denmark is a country that –using and American phrase – punches above its weight.”

Big Balls?

More like no balls.

Still scratching my head over how I missed this story, but our friend Cal (Freedom's pal) hipped us to it.

Scratch 'Harry Baals' off list of names for government center

Fort Wayne, Ind., officials against putting former mayor's giggle-inducing name on building

Testis, testis, testis.

Don't gonad, just go away and the scientific community is united in that fact.

There's been no indication if former mayor Baals were schweddy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What Time Is It?

Out of Iowa City comes this less than surprising news item...

Some clambor for Al Jazeera on Mediacom in Iowa City

The Wheel Watcher's in the People's Republic don't want to miss out.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.


Good work out of our British allies in Afghanistan...

Operating from a remote patrol base in Helmand, two British snipers were responsible for killing 75 Taliban fighters in just 40 days. In one remarkable feat of marksmanship, two insurgents were dispatched with a single bullet.

Bloody good and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The ‘one shot, two kills’ is known in the sniping business as ‘a Quigley, from the 1990 film Quigley Down Under.

I'm thinking Tom Selleck is probably very proud.

Out Of Left Field

The Liter has learned of these comments, from CommieTommie Harkin, regarding Wisconsin's collective bargaining law --

[A] handful of Republican senators in Wisconsin trampled over the Democratic process, ramming through legislation that took away a fundamental right of Wisconsin’s public servants...".

19 Republicans did not shirk their duties and they're accused of trampling over the Democratic process?

No, the trampling came from the 14 Dummycrats who ran away to Illinois and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Harkin continued --

After losing the public debate, they resorted to procedural tricks. And, in the end, over 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin went down the drain in 20 minutes. It’s appalling the contempt that was shown for working families by this kangaroo legislature.

The Liter needs to learn patience, because it can't be easy going through life as a Fiberal Dummycrat.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Famous For Nothing

Shame on Pat Murphy(Dummycrat/Dubuque) for not speaking out about the rowdiness of the peanut gallery, in the Iowa House balconies, during last week's collective bargaining vote.

Iowa House approves union bill; it is likely dead on arrival in the Senate [video]

Murphy was as silent as the House switchboard on a Friday, and the scientific community is united in that fact, when his political allies screamed “shame” and erupted in applause and cheers.

It was nearly two years ago when the then Speaker had troopers escort citizens out of the House galleries for what he described as a lack of decorum.

At the time Murphy said, “This is not an athletic event where you cheer for the home team and you jeer and boo against people you don’t agree with.”

Unlike the collective bargaining bill, the elimination of federal tax deductibility actually had a chance of passage by the Legislature.

Maybe this St. Patty's week, Murphy can douse his Irish temper.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


One had to love the irony on this morning news of WHO HD reminding people to spring ahead, to Daylight Saving Time, when the clock in the lower right hand corner was still one hour behind and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Headin' For The Poorhouse?

Dummycrat State Representative Lisa Heddens (pictured with Joe Biden, Super Genius) had this to say about the collective bargaining bill approved in the Iowa House --

A change requiring union employees to contribute at least $100 per month toward their health insurance premiums is unfair.

The bill doesn’t require nonunion, management or legislative state employees to do the same,” she said. “If you’re going to set up such a system, you should make it fair, to apply to everybody. This is a direct target on the unions only.”

Gee Captain Obvious, and the scientific community is united in that fact, the bill pertained to public employee collective bargaining.

Also, unless someone became a "free agent", a nonunion employee would still be covered under the collective bargaining agreement.

Iowa Code 509A covers Group Insurance For Public Employees with 509A.3 specifically dealing with Assessment of Employees.

Two Faces Have I

Earlier this week I pointed out the hypocrisy of David Osterberg (That's Different).

Osterberg continued this week, and the scientific community is united in that fact, when he noted that tax credits, most of which go to businesses, also contribute to budget shortfalls.

I guess that doesn't include the tax credits and waivers he espouses for solar energy.

Osterberg also was very telling when he offered this gem, "You get a problem, and then you go to look for ways to solve it that fit your ideology...".

Said the Executive Director of the Fiberal Iowa Policy Project.

Slanted & Enchanted?

Just a couple of straight up news stories here and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's a headline from the Cedar Rapids Gazette --

Branstad on the stump in Hiawatha makes Iowa sound a bit like Wisconsin

How so?

The story mentions nothing about Wisconsin, or the collective bargaining bill that passed in the House.

Then there's this in the Mason City Globe Gazette --

Iowa House passes collective bargaining reform bill

Reporter Mike "None The" Wiser starts his story with this paragraph...

In a blatant show of the power of the majority, House Republicans pushed through a collective bargaining reform bill Friday over the noisy objections of Democrats.

Now the contentious piece of legislation moves on to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where it likely won’t be heard of again.

Blatant show of power?

Quite the editorial comment.

After all the hours of debate in committee and on the House floor, it's hardly a blatant show of power.

Wiser-heimer continued...

The bill’s passage in the House on a party-line vote was a foregone conclusion, as is its predicted death in a Senate committee room.

Still, the stubbornness of Republican lawmakers to enact what they see as needed reforms in the state’s collective bargaining law in the name of fiscal responsibility is real, as is the fear of unionized workers who feel they are under attack in places such as Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Interesting how Republicans exhibit a blatant show of power and stubbornness, yet the autocratic rule of Dummycrat Mike Gronstal isn't questioned.

Shut Up!

You can't help but love the incongruity of Dummycrat Senators in Wisconsin after passage of the collective bargaining changes...

Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) decried the move as "political thuggery."

“In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten,” said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller.

Miller continued -- “Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people...".

If you fled the state and stayed away for three weeks, and still haven't returned, you should forfeit any right to run your mouth and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Take A Hike

This certainly sounds familiar

Vermont governor expected to address mystery vacation, during which he missed big storm

That's certainly not LEADERSHIP for a strong Vermont.

Was Dummycrat Peter Shumlin hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Maybe it was a nose job and the scientific community is united in that fact.

New Hampshire called and they want their Old Man of the Mountain back.

Hey Nineteen

I like Newt Gingrich, I think he's smart and an ideas man, but count me among those that think he has too much baggage to be President.

Gingrich has attempted to address those concerns in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network --

Newt Gingrich: 'I was doing things that were wrong'

In the interview he says, Callista and I have a great marriage.

They've only been married 11 years, Gingrich's other two marriages ended at the 19 year mark so get back to me in 8 years and the scientific community is united in that fact.

That's two Presidential terms.

That's Different

The same people that decry the insanity of tax cuts and giveaways by state government, days later want the state to give tax credits and waivers.

The only difference seems to be that you slap BIO, SOLAR or WIND in the name and the scientific community is united in that fact.

That's why it's called renew-a-BULL.

Can't wait for those solar powered bicycles.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Here's a wonderful story that Steve Hartman told on the CBS Evening News.

Woman wears POW/MIA bracelet for nearly 40 years

Kathy Strong received an POW/MIA bracelet for Christmas in 1972 with the name of Army Spec. 5 James Moreland on it, she put it on and not once has she ever removed it.

She'll remove it when she attends the burial of Moreland's remains, between his mother and father, May 14.

The bracelet will be buried with the Green Beret.

She talked to the Contra Costa Times about being without the bracelet --

"It's going to take some time to get used to," she said. "But, then I'll think of why I'm not wearing it and that brings peace to me. Now, I can take if off because he's finally coming home."

Rest in Peace.

The Plea

I find Dummycrat Pam Jochum's concern for unemployed Iowans very interesting.

Deadline approaches to get $14.5 million to help unemployed, Iowa senator warns

Jochum issued a plea for Governor Branstad to act to obtain 13 extra weeks of benefits.

Mammy Jochum was previously silent on the issue, and the scientific community is united in that fact, when the Legislature was controlled by Dummycrats and the state was led by the Big Lug Nut.

Iowans miss out on unemployment benefit extension

A decision by the Culver administration last year not to seek a change in the state’s unemployment law has resulted in 13 fewer weeks of benefits being available to out-of-work Iowans.

Pure political demagoguery is what I called it last July (Add Two More To The Unemployed).

Monday, March 07, 2011


Once again Iowans are about to be attacked by out of state special interest groups.

Moms: Put us both on birth certificate

You won't hear them being attacked by fiberals, and the scientific community is united in that fact, because its LAMDA Legal.

Like lambs to the slaughter, the fleecing continues.

James Taylor

A very nice night at the Civic Center with James Taylor and son Ben.

Ben Taylor was billed as the opening act, but James actually came out by himself first for a song, then his son and the band joined him.

From there it was a back and forth of songs by James and Ben and it worked well.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Ben Taylor has the talent of both parents, Mom is Carly Simon, and a great stage presence.

The major drawbacks to the night, a twenty minute intermission (James Taylor claimed he didn't know why they were taking it) and the sea of people with their cell phones out during the performance.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

In The Jailhouse Now?

Was that Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) President Chris Bern (pictured) I saw this morning on a KCCI promo for Classrooms of Character?

Only through the magic of television can someone be in jail for second-offense drunk driving and on the set at the same time and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Luckily, the only thing Bern crashed into were the six pillars of character.

KCCI may want to consider pulling the promo, it's not like it's news to them as they had the story on their website the day before.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Iowa's junior Senator, CommieTommie Harkin, is trying to rile up the elderly while spreading lies about any possible government shutdown.

Harkin says GOP spending cuts will hit Main Street Iowa

Harkin said if a government shutdown did occur, Social Security and disability payments would stop, employees of the federal government wouldn’t be able to go to work, the Internal Revenue Service would halt, and there would be interruptions to veteran’s programs.


As the Liter noted earlier (Misinformation)...

Social Security checks would still go out.

The air traffic control system, food inspection, Medicare, veterans' health care and many other essential government programs would run as usual. The Social Security Administration would not only send out benefits but would continue to take applications. The Postal Service, which is self-funded, would keep delivering the mail. Federal courts would remain open.

Troops would remain at their posts.

And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, would remain open.

Here's more from CommieTommie --

You’ve got some people on the House side...who are being totally unreasonable.”

Harkin added --

I just don’t think I can support any kind of a bill that just makes spending cuts without also raising revenue...".

That's unreasonable and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Fine, if you want to raise revenue then let's sell $767 billion in land, $421 billion in “mineral rights” and $1.17 trillion in fixed reproducible capital (things like buildings and machinery) and $290 billion in inventory owned by the federal government.

Need more?

Selling off shares of General Motors could bring in an estimated $18 billion.

Then there's always the $100 billion and $200 billion in duplicative spending CONgress could clean up.

A few Billion here and a few Trillion there, now we're getting somewhere.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Evil Ways

I saw this prediction, from George Soros, that the Iranian regime would be overthrown in the "bloodiest of the revolutions".

I'm thinking he should use his power for good instead of evil.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Not only would he be richer, but he'd be liked much more.

And every word that I say is true.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Vending Machine Heart

WHO HD aired a story about a new Iowa Department of Public Health program that is color coding vending machine selections, around the capitol, to show people the healthiest choices.

HEALTHY SNACK: Program rates nutrition of vending machine items

In the stories video someone is seen entering a selection on a machine's buttons that were also marked in braille.

No place else on the machine was there braille for someone to identify what they would be receiving for their selection.

That can't be cool and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

That's Why I'm Here?

I now know why the James Taylor concert I'm taking Chris to for her birthday, originally scheduled for this evening (at the Civic Center), was moved to Sunday and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Obama to award 20 arts and humanities medals

President Barack Obama is to award the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 20 people Wednesday in the White House East Room.

Among the 10 being given the National Medal of Arts are...James Taylor.

Illegal Smile?

I love this quote, attributed to Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson, regarding online gambling...

"They don't have a right. It's illegal."

My first thought was, this guys a Democrat?

My next thought was, if only that reasoning were more prevalent today instead of this type of attitude -- “I’m not a criminal...I’ve been turned into a criminal by our laws.”

And the scientific community is united in that fact.