First, the latest Nielsen low: Glenn Beck just posted another ratings low for this year. The new mark was set last Thursday when the show attracted 1.82 million viewers. The host's previous, non-vacation low for 2010 had been 1.97 million viewers. That low-ebb mark was set on April 9.
The spike in the data represents the day the health care reform legislation passed.
"..drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the "cementing" process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by pumping cement into it from the rig. Halliburton was in charge of cementing for Deepwater Horizon."
It wouldn't be the first time that company has caused tragedy - research events leading up to the first Gulf War (slant drilling into Iraq from Kuwait by Halliburton.)
"Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill Baby Drill' should have to report to the Gulf Coast today for cleanup duty." B. Maher.
HuffPost Impact has compiled a list of ways you can help contribute to the cleanup and save local wildlife. Thanks to
•You can register through OilSpillVolunteers.comto volunteer or join a cleanup organization. •The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816. •The Oiled Wildlife Care Network is providing volunteer information, though help from private citizens is not being requested at this time. •CrisisCamp set up a conference call for Friday afternoon -- follow the notes of this meeting, containing volunteer information with nonprofits and information from government organizations. You can also follow the CrisisCamp oil spill Twitter list for updates. •The National Wildlife Federation has a message you can send to President Obama to urge restoration of Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands. They're also asking for residents to upload photos to flickr and tag them SPILL_NW10.
This is all I know (Seattle Times) - should join fan club
Alice in Chains to play KeyArena in October
Alice in Chains will play an Oct. 8 show at KeyArena.
The "Blackdiamondskye" tour (which also features Mastodon and Deftones) will cap a great year for the Seattle-born band. Alice in Chains' album "Black Gives Way to Blue" entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 5, and two of its songs â€” "Check My Brain" and "Your Decision" â€” made it to No. 1 on the Rock Songs Chart.
1 spice or German chocolate cake mix , 1 white cake mix
2 large packages vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared 1 large package vanilla sandwich cookies green food coloring 12 small Tootsie Roll candies
1 new kitty litter pan 1 new kitty litter pan liner 1 new pooper scooper Instructions: Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans).
Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.
Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix until completely colored.
When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Important: mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten it. You don't want it too soggy. Combine gently.
Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put the cake/pudding/cookie mixture into the litter box.
Put 3 unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly on top of everything -- this is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.
Heat 3 Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top. For the coup de gras take one Tootsie Roll and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around for a truly disgusting effect!
Gee I wonder if America is one of them? Let's look. I certainly have been feeling my own waistline pinch lately. The Economist published it - England made 12th. Body Mass Index was used as a measure (big bellies would figure in heavily.) Several middle eastern countries seem to be on the rise and the article doesn't speculate why, but notice that those countries represented are the more affluent. I'm using a cute Asian child to illustrate this, but China (for example) did not rate - there are still plenty of people who have not reached the comfortable middle class.
Quatar - new prosperity? more rich who are more sedentary?
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.
The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
The move comes amid a cascade of criticism of Arizona's law, which has been denounced by civil rights groups, some police officials and President Obama, who said it threatens to "undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." Legal challenges are being weighed to overturn it.