It’s unfortunate that President Bush, by leaning against the promise of stem cell research for eight years, likely ceded this breakthrough to our friends in Hong Kong (thanks again, Ralph Nader, and all the rest of you uncompromising idealists*) . . . but if you or someone you love might someday be paralyzed from a […]
John T.: “Given yesterday’s post [Summer Recipes], I’m assuming you haven’t yet seen what might well be the easiest shucking technique for microwave corn. After cooking, cut off a bit of the base, grab the tassel-end with a kitchen towel, and squeeze out a nice, hot, tassel-free ear of corn.”
Mike Rutkaus: “Simplify even […]
WheelTug picked up its eleventh airline yesterday — Icelandair. I know the Arctic is not technically a continent — just frozen water — and that probably the folks at the Iceland Tourism Department would rather identify their country with Europe than with the Arctic anyway. But if the Arctic were the eighth continent, […]
For legal reasons I’m not going to tell you I made an eight-egg omelet last night from a carton of pasteurized organic egg whites I found in the back of my refrigerator . . . dated April 11, 2010 . . . or that the “tastes freshest within 5 days of opening” legend almost […]
Tamara Hendrickson (responding to yesterday’s post): “My mom has a bumper sticker that says ‘Proud Member of the Religious Left.’ I’ve always loved it.”
☞ Blessed are the meek. Turn the other cheek. Love thy neighbor. Judge not lest ye be judged. Cut taxes on billionaires. Cut Medicaid. Bomb Iraq. Increase corporate […]
THANK YOU, GROVER NORQUIST
Following up from yesterday, may I say one more thing about Grover Norquist?
Things were pretty good in the Nineties: low unemployment and an economy pretty much in balance, with everyone getting richer and our National Debt shrinking relative to the size of the economy as a whole.
Twenty-three thrilling minutes from Amory Lovins.
Ultra-lighting saves half the weight and half the fuel – like finding a Saudi Arabia under Detroit. And the stuff absorbs 12 times as much crash energy per pound as steel, so our lighter vehicles would also be safer. The efficiencies in car-making would make […]
Sarah Johnson: “Maybe this is yet more proof I’m not a guy! My shucking method is as follows (works on ALL shellfish): Locate MetroCard, go to Grand Central Station and walk down the ramp to the Oyster Bar. Sit at marble counter and order. Eat when shucked shellfish arrives. Added benefit? I get […]
DON’T ASK/DON’T TELL
What a disappointment to fall just shy of the 60 required votes. But with the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the House of Representatives, a majority in the Senate, 64% of the Republican electorate and 80% of Democrats all favoring repeal – and […]
. . . Yes, the stimulus has cut taxes for 95% of working Americans, bailed out every state, hustled record amounts of unemployment benefits and other […]
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