Gemina (pronunced Gem eee na) the Crocket Neck Giraffe died for reasons unrelated to her neck.
We prefer to remember Gemina in life rather than as, well, a dead giraffe.
Details of her death are here.
Sarah Palin is destine, I think, to be the Tea Party’s own Harold Stassen, a perennial candidate and, ultimately a joke. Except I think Palin is far more advanced in the joke area. It is reported that Palin’s speech at the recently held Iowa gathering of potential candidates was so bad it left even supporters […]
A while ago the National Hockey League issued a report expressing concern over global warming. With open air, inexpensive and easy to produce “ice” (the term of art for where you play hockey) being an essential gateway drug for the sport, anthropogenic global warming represents a real threat. I wrote about that here. Today, the […]
This was sent to me by a colleague as an excellent example of highly disciplined and effective messaging. But I saw two other things: 1) A person who should be running for office just because of her ability to stay on message; and 2) a person who should be mayor or governor or something because […]
Last night, in the Minneapolis suburb of New Hope, two police officers were shot by a long-gun wielding man, who was immediately killed by other police officers. Here’s the story as we know it: Two New Hope police recruits were at the City Council meeting being sworn in. They left the City Council room, and […]
Keystone XL is effectively obsolete. James Lenfesty, a retired editorial writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has an Op Ed in that paper suggesting that by the time Keystone XL pipeline is built it would be obsolete. He acknowledges that by out dated reckoning the pipeline might have been a good idea, but not by […]