from TC Jewfolk by Chris Bargeron
I let out my breath and instinctively laid on the horn for a good three seconds, with an extra toot for good measure. It was not my greatest moment. As I finished sounding the horn, feeling very little satisfaction but having expended my frustration, I noticed the sticker affixed to the center of the Prius’s bumper: God Bless The Whole World. No Exceptions.
from Brick City Blog by Sean Olsen
Pontificating on the politics of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has become a cottage industry almost as large as the movie itself. Wading into the politics of a superhero movie is an exercise probably doomed for failure, but trying to make something political out of The Dark Knight Rises is one’s duty as a pundit or blogger, so here goes nothing.
from Minnesota Budget Bites by Christina Wessel
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would make it more challenging for low- and middle-income families moving up the income ladder to purchase affordable health insurance.
from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman
For some reason political rhetoric has moved into the idea that business has to have preferences because they are such a key part of the economy that any extra expense for them is unacceptable.
How in the world did we get to that?
from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland
“You’re using this tragedy to your political advantage.”
That’s the standard line used any time a politician discusses ways to reduce the odds of tragedies like the Batman massacre occurring.
from The Savvy Celiac by Amy Leger
A recent story in the Utah-based Standard-Examiner says I am not alone. ”There has been an unexplainable increase in incidents of celiac disease, lupus and Type 1 diabetes, ” Virginia T. Ladd, president and executive director of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association told the newspaper.
from Beth Blair’s blog
For those of you who are hesitant to enter a race, I know how you feel. First races can be intimidating. In fact, stepping into any unknown territory can be unsettling. For some people the race course is a natural setting. Maybe they ran track in high school or grew up in a household of runners. Then there’s people like me who considered the entire sport a bit of a mystery. But what I’ve discovered is…running is what we make of it.
from My Northern Garden by Mary Schier
This spring I blogged several times about my ‘Bali’ cherry tree and my efforts to prevent the blossoms from freezing during our warm/cold/warm/cold April. I’m happy to report that many of the cherries did survive and, in some ways, I had a significant harvest, most of which I pulled off the tree earlier in July.