Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Random Thoughts 3/29/11

  • One of my favorite radio stations, News Radio 980 KMBZ, is going over to the FM dial.  More specifically, they are going to simulcast on 98.1 FM while continuing on 980 AM.  I've been listening to AM talk radio for over 20 years, so I don't even notice the static and interference that is so common.  But at least if Shannon is in the car with me, I can switch over to the FM station and listen static free.
  • Here are 10 must-have apps for coffee snobs lovers.
  • Here, let me offend you two ways:  Coming soon in the state of Kansas – you'll now have fewer Democrats elected and fewer Democrats killed in the womb!  The newly elected folks in Topeka voted today to require photo ID at the voter's booth.  This is meant to cut down on voter fraud (and the election of Democrats).  Kansas politicians are on a roll, as they are also passing legislation to greatly restrict abortions, based on the premise that unborn children appear to feel pain.  Sorry, Dems, Kansas won't be the Midwest abortion capital for much longer.
  • A French vegan couple is on trial for the death of their baby, which died at 11 months of age of malnutrition.  The baby was breastfed but mother's restrictive diet probably caused the baby's underweight and malnourished state.  The nearly year old baby only weighed 12 pounds.  The parents could get 30 years but I'll be shocked if they are actually convicted.  Being vegan is so much more reasonable than being something crazy and extreme, like a Christian.
  • If you watch "Mad Men", you'll have to wait until 2012 for your fix of 1960's New York.  The show-runner, Matt Wiener is negotiating with the studio and network because they want to save money.  Specifically, they want: "integrating product placement into the series, cutting two minutes from each episode's running time in favor of more commercials, and eliminating/reducing two regular cast members to save money."  I'm betting that Wiener originally just wanted to tell interesting stories…
  • Chad Ochocinco (née Johnson) earned an unpaid spot on the reserve team of Sporting Kansas City's soccer club.  At least he'll stay in shape if the NFL stays locked out.
  • Now explain to me again how President Obama's speech yesterday on Libya isn't also (mostly) a justification for invading Iraq in 2003?  And if Libya is necessary to attack, how about Syria, or Bahrain, or Darfur, or Iran, where protesters are also "yearning" for freedom?  And isn't it talking out of both sides of our mouths to say Gadaffi "must go" and we bomb the military that protects him but then we say we're not insisting on regime change?
  • The President acts, belatedly and indecisively, upon the behest of the UN and not the US Congress.  Is the "Obama Doctrine" a new American indecisiveness?
  • For those scoring at home, Jayhawks returning next year include Tyshawn Taylor (likely) and Thomas Robinson (probable).  The destination of the Morris twins and Josh Selby are as yet unknown.  The Jayhawks have at least four scholarships to give with only of those filled (Naadir Tharpe, 6-0 guard).

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