Saturday, February 16, 2013

Short and sweet

Or bitter, depending...

Iowa Anti-Choicers Admit They Want to Imprison Women for Abortion

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change and Bernie Sanders comes over the hill with the cavalry.... or maybe just a cattle prod to try and activate Congress.

Drano plastic bottle bombs.

Russian dashboard cams.  I don't think I'll ever want to drive in Russia....


Our daily bread may be killing us.  Obviously all we can eat now is dirt mixed with a few leaves...

Wal Mart is distressed that the poor are not buying enough of their stuff.  Nice that they had time to climb down from that pile of money they're sitting on.


Steve Bates said...

Re: "Teachers":

Both my parents were trained as schoolteachers. My mother taught in the Rio Grande Valley before she and Dad married after W.W.II and (almost immediately) begat me. Eventually, Dad became a schoolteacher for real (and later a counselor), and damn the salary. But one must understand: Dad was able to teach only because Mom was willing to quit teaching, manage the house and rear the kid. There was no other option if they wanted a kid. And if anything, it's worse for today's teachers.

So why do teachers marry each other? Think: who else do they ever see, with a work life like that, but other teachers?

Flying Junior said...

Wal-Mart shouldn't be surprised that sales are down, because their model doesn't include stocking things that people might actually need.

For instance, I needed a space heater because I was having electrical problems with my gas heater.

It was late January. The sales associate assured me that they were only out of oil-filled radiating heaters because it was a "seasonal" item.

Never again. Even if I'm travelling.

ellroon said...

Steve, who would understand them better than other teachers? And yes, it is worse today than earlier.

Flying Junior, I hear you on seasonal stuff. I've often found myself unable to get things like fans or bathing suits because the 'season' has passed. Who wants to be buying wool dresses in August anyway?