The ayes of Texas

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News Item: “Texas has the third highest rate of HIV infections in the country, but that
didn’t stop lawmakers from passing an amendment that defunds HIV/STD prevention programs. . . .”
You have to admire Texas Republicans–determined to be second to none.

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QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Konstantin Sivkov
News Item: “A senior strategist in Moscow says the best way for Russia to resolve the growing dispute with the West will be to completely annihilate the United States. And he believes that detonating nuclear weapons at Yellowstone National Park. . . .”
In other news, scientists report Yellowstone shows only “minimal movement either up or down at this time.”

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And money has nothing to do with it

Bowl Games
News Headline: “Report: Two new bowl games could be added in 2015.”
Good to see.
We needed a couple of more bowl games to round out the R+L Carriers Bowl, the  New Orleans Bowl, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Raycon Media Camelia Bowl, the Miami Beach Bowl, the Boca Raton Bowl, the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, the Hawaii Bowl, the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, the Quick Lane Bowl, the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, the Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman, the Hyundai Sun Bowl, the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the National University Holiday Bowl, the AutoZone Libery Bowl, the Russell Athletic Bowl, the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the Belk Bowl, the Foster Farms Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Vizio Fiesta Bowl, the Capital One Orange Bowl, the Outback Bowl, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Valero Alamo Bowl, the TicketCity Cactus Bowl, the Birmingham Bowl and the GoDaddy Bowl.

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