Hunger and appetites

South Dakota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth in an Internet posting:
“THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THEY PROUDLY REPORT THAT THEY DISTRIBUTE FREE MEALS AND FOOD STAMPS TO OVER 46 MILLION PEOPLE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. MEANWHILE, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, RUN BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ASKS US, ‘PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS.’ THEIR STATED REASON FOR THIS BEING THAT ‘THE ANIMALS WILL GROW DEPENDENT ON THE HANDOUTS, AND THEY WILL NEVER LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. THAT CONCLUDES TODAY’S LESSON. . . .”
. . . . as corporate supporters nodded knowingly, and went back to their troughs.

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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:

The U.S. Geological Survey announced this week that a major ground deformation at Yellowstone “abruptly changed direction” on April 6, following the largest earthquake there in 34 years.
But geologists said it was no reason for concern.
So that’s a relief, isn’t it?

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QT 2014 vote count countdown update

Christie and Paul

Matthew Walker, 19, who will campaign this year for his father, Wisconsin Gov. Scott
Walker (R), explaining to a reporter where he is on the political spectrum:
“Somewhere between Chris Christie and Rand Paul.”
No.
This young politician has a decision to make.
He can’t ¬†remain “somewhere between.”
He will have to choose at some point between shiftiness and asininity.

 

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The man’s a racist, after all

News Headline: “UCLA rejects $3M gift from Donald Sterling for kidney research.”
Note to those with kidney diseases who wait and hope for research breakthroughs:
UCLA couldn’t miss the chance to speak out loudly about its “core values” of “diversity” and “inclusion.”
And when are the lives of the sick too high a price to pay for that?

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