Does anyone else remember Life's Miscellany feature in the back of the magazine? As a kid, I thought the 'c' was hard. I still say it that way inside my head. Anyway, here are some miskellaneous items:
Reminder from the Other McCain -- never trust Lindsey Graham:
Liberals thought they could count on Graham because he has backstabbed conservatives so often. They’ve now discovered to their chagrin that he’s a bipartisan backstabber.
Under the Hot Air headline, "No seat is safe":
“It’s not a lifetime appointment,” said Sean Duffy, a Republican district attorney here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where he has established himself as one of the most aggressive challengers to Mr. Obey since he went to Washington in 1969. “There are changes in this country going on, and people aren’t happy.”That's what's known as an understatement.
Glenn Reynolds on Arizona's immigration law:
But it occurs to me in light of Krauthammer’s comments that there’s another clause in the Constitution that may be relevant: Article IV Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Were I representing Arizona, I’d argue that the federal government is in default on its “protection against invasion” responsibility, and that this empowers the state to resort to self-help. Not sure how that would play out, but it would make an interesting law review article. And a fun oral argument.
Oh boy: SAVE ARE Teacher!
In Massachusetts, teachers were telling kids that they would lose their homes if they did not get more money.
Till death do they part: Humans and their pets from hell:
"I loathe my cat," said the freelance writer in New Palestine, Indiana. "Actually, loathe might be too weak of a word. I hate it. The stupid, stupid cat pees. On clothes. Only on clean clothes. And beds. Regardless of what spray I buy, what medicine she takes, she just really, really likes to pee."
Matador loses a couple of gallons of blood:
That's pretty much all the blood a body contains. He's in serious condition after massive transfusions.
Mexican television footage aired on the Web site of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo shows Tomas working the animal with his cape when the bull makes a quick turn toward the matador and catches him in the groin, lifting him into the air for a few seconds and shaking its head with Tomas dangling from its sharp left horn.
Once on the ground, Tomas rolled away and held his hands up as if to say he was OK, but a large, dark red stain was already spreading through his glittering gold suit.
The newspaper El Pais said Tomas' injury was so serious that the bullring doctors who first operated on him did not even take time to anesthetize him.
A homeless good Samaritan who lay dying on a Queens sidewalk as two dozen coldhearted pedestrians strolled by wouldn't have acted so callously, his grieving family said yesterday.
"That shouldn't have happened," said Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax's cousin, Edwin Tacam. "Hugo wouldn't have done that."
Tale-Yax, 32, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest at 5:40 a.m. last Sunday while rescuing a woman from a knife-wielding thug on 144th Street near 88th Road in Jamaica, cops said.
A surveillance camera later caught 25 passers-by walking past him -- including one who stopped to snap a photo of the dying man on his cellphone.
So long to all that: Journalist opts for a double mastectomy and zombie breasts:
My problems have just shriveled to one tenth of their previous size.
Having a BRCA mutation is like winning an especially crappy lottery. One in one thousand women win a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer! Choose from a fabulous double mastectomy, estrogen blockers, or the thrill of waiting for your twice-yearly mammograms to come back with cancer while you get felt up by every clinician in the state!
Some people would call me crazy for having a voluntary mastectomy at 28. But they haven’t grasped the full horror of the odds I’m looking at.
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