Empowerment

This is absolutely genius.

Mississippi Miracle

This is just good fun.

Ron Paul

If you haven’t ever checked out Ron Paul as a candidate for POTUS, I suggest you do so now.

Regrets

What WE think of abortion – by the women who had them

Still waiting for the rebate

I love spending time at Fry’s, but somehow, this doesn’t surprise me.

Same old stepping “on somebody’s neck”

This is a great quote, but it is not the greatest quote:

“I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes. When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, ‘Retired captain. USMC.’ I said, ‘You’ll do,’ ” Hayden recalled. “So, basically, a couple of grandfathers took care of the situation.”

No, the greatest quote comes at the end of the article:

Hayden’s wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from “The Richest Man in Babylon,” the book she was reading.

“The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading,” Katie Hayden said. “Bob’s been shot at. He’s been stabbed. He’s taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody’s neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn’t know how the book would end.”

Only in Florida

Who would have thought a major news item could be found with the following search:

“naked man” alligator “crack cocaine”

Head on over to Google News and see for yourself.

Top stories

This is… weirdly fascinating.

Bad news for the hyper little ones in your home.

And lastly, though I’m against judicial activism and wish this was being handled outside the courts, I’m glad to see consideration given to better accommodating the downtrodden, even if the issue appears mundane.

Vampire virus

This looks promising:

In a paper scheduled for publication next month in the journal Epidemiology and Infection, a Harvard University-led team proposes that a vitamin D deficiency caused by inadequate winter sun exposure may predispose people to infection.