June, 2017 archive
Vance Lehmkuhl wonders why Americans are so ignorant about cows and milk. Here’s a bit:
It’s one data point in a survey the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy conducted among 1,000 American adults testing folks’ knowledge of agribusiness. But the dairy-backed survey skipped a few other basic questions people might have trouble answering.
My answer is that, thanks primarily to “social” media, ignorance and a willingness to believe anything they see on a computer screen when they wouldn’t believe the same thing in print seems to have become a default setting. Follow the link for his answer.
Show politeness to your fellow motorists.
“Route 100 South drops down from two lanes to one lane where it merges into Route 202,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said during a press conference Thursday night. “At that point her car started jostling with a red pickup truck. Not actually hitting but both of them trying to merge together.”
Police said the driver of the pickup truck then pulled out a gun in a fit of road rage and shot Roberson in the head, killing her instantly. Roberson’s car went off the side of the road and crashed into a wooded area. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene down the shoulder of the road on Route 202 and continued onto Paoli Pike.
Politeness is a family value.
A northwestern Indiana man said he was showing a handgun to his sons and telling them to never play with it “because it can kill someone” when he accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old daughter, according to court records.
Authorities said the 33-year-old father was showing his sons a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun when he inadvertently shot Olivia as she walked into the room. Hummel told the 911 dispatcher he didn’t realize the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger.
Just another day in Gun Nut Eden.
How Republicans want to cut the health care pie:
Via The Daily Banter.
Meanwhile, Dick Polman argues convincingly that the Kock Brothers and their cronies are pulling Mitch McConnell’s strings.
Image via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.