Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Local jobs, green technology, money stays in state, product sold in-state.
RecyGrow would use green technologies to grow plant life from processed recycled materials. In Janesville, it would grow sod and other groundcover plants indoors on racks under grow lights.
The company's four partners have met with Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, and state officials in an effort to convince the state to buy the company's products for road, restoration and reclamation projects. Sheridan said the state would work with the company to see if it can use the products.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I dreamt we finally had a president that people - and by people, I mean the media and most of the far left - really loved for a change. They really understood him, and when he said or did things that seemed counterproductive or overreaching, they understood him, and worked hard to explain things to others.
Then one day he was deemed a disappointment by one of his most fervid faithful - some guy named Garvey.
He passed legislation that would indeed make his predecessor look positively conservative.
He prepared to send troops into a sovereign nation.
And he personally fired the CEO of one of the biggest and most important (politically speaking) companies in the country.
Somebody please wake me up!
So I was a little sore and tired, and went to bed with a heating pad instead of telling you about how warm it was here - 84 degrees is a bit warm when you're trailing a four-year-old on her first bike and trying to avoid getting run over by the training wheels.
I did enjoy falling to sleep with a happy smile knowing that Obama has a) passed legislation that will make Bush's spending look conservative in comparison; b) has set the stage to invade a sovereign nation; and c) perfected the art of nationalizing a major US business (GM) without having to get his hands too dirty.
Kos must be so proud.
What was it Kennedy said about asking not what your country can do for you..?
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I made the mistake of clicking on a link to an article titled "Ban the Breast Pump."
Excuse me, but what the f*@& is wrong with people? Why do people have to make it any more involved than it already is? And why the constant need to find ways to condone not breastfeeding?
The woman, who should know better except that she makes her living doing this, gives a shot at cramming this down our throats:
Is it at long last possible – on this side of the Atlantic – to suggest that we’ve maybe taken “breast is best” a bit too far? That a mother’s need for some semblance of physical dignity is perhaps a right worth respecting? That supplementing with formula – if it makes for greater happiness (and emotional availability) in the baby’s most important caretaker – isn’t necessarily an act of gross irresponsibility?
"B is b" being an ideal, not a mandate, can be taken too far? Pumping milk keeps the supply primed if you have to work, and relieves buildup in the mother's body. Ah, you see? I'm already sucked into the debate.
Let her do it. Or not. It's not cause to react in any way - shame, disgust, judgement, approbation, reconstructing the idea of "physical dignity" - or to make the saddest comment I've heard in a long time: “Who could blame [your husband] for never wanting to sleep with you again?”
What an effed-up bunch of people. Makes you wonder why they have kids in the first place, but I suspect it has everything to do with self-fulfillment.
Instead, Levi Johnston prefers to titillate America in a tell-all on Tyra Banks' show. My favorite slice from this article:
Johnston said the Alaska governor probably knew he and Bristol were having sex. "Moms are pretty smart," he said.
Which means exactly what? If this is supposed to signify parental consent, a lot of parents of sexually active teens would like to disabuse you of that idea, young Levi.
Tyra's promoters put it like this:
Find out if Sarah Palin knew Levi and Bristol were sexually active and what he has to say about practicing safe sex.
I agree - check out the clip. Then tell me if you "found out if Sarah Palin knew" they were having sex. And Levi's word on "safe sex."
But wait - a Chicago Tribune article words that bit about Palin knowing differently:
In an interview that airs Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show," Levi Johnston admits he and Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol were allowed to share a room at Mom's Alaskan home even though Palin probably knew they were having sex, Usmagazine.com reported Friday.
"I'm pretty sure she probably knew," says Johnston, "Moms are pretty smart."
Did I miss something? Was he reportedly allowed in the house after the birth of their not-immaculately-conceived baby, but then he was relegated to the couch?
That's not what I thought. 'Cause it's pretty clear the chastity ship already sailed. With a new baby waking up every few hours, how is that couch thing gonna work? It's silly. Moreover, until now nobody was asking.
I'm not surprised that so many reports misrepresented this quote.
Catch Levi's most telling quote in my BBA post.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
When four Los Angeles private detectives contacted the Rock County Archives & Research Center, archives manager Ruth Anderson knew there had to be a sizable estate involved.
"We had to locate a daughter of a daughter of a daughter of an ancestor who came to Beloit early on," Anderson said.
The real fun usually begins with a bit of work, but what a payoff.
Think it will never apply to you?
Those erecting a memorial marker of a noted mathematician in Ireland recently contacted the center trying to trace descendants.
RTWT. And next March 17, throw a parade, will ya?
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
What do you think would have happened if the
*The thing on her head. What did you think I meant?