Morning! Did you pass your insanely hard property final? Cause I apparently did! (I’m still going to fail Contracts). Anyways, here are the links;
- The Huffington Post reports that the emergency plan at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear plant for tsunami’s was one page long. In other words, a nuclear plant decided to have a contingency plan about a familiar event in Japan that was less detailed as your office’s dress code. Between this and the awful oil spill plans still being submitted in this country, I’m starting to wonder about just how many cans of food I can stuff into my apartment…..
- ….Or maybe not. GE has decided to corner the market in solar power, which it believes will become cheaper than fossil fuels in five years. HUZZAH!
- Over at Slate, Amanda Marcotte delivers some depressing analysis about the repercussions over the Pro-Choice movement’s supposedly pragmatic decision to abandon protecting abortion rights in the states where they are most vulnerable.
- Krugman describes why Paul Ryan is turning into such a whiny jerk- and why Ryan’s economic program is still awful.
- Also in the NY Times (and I’m officially out of articles for the month), a celebration of one of the last liberals to have the fortitude to address issues of class, Hubert Humprey. Read this if you want to be depressed with the horrible crop that we have to deal with now.
- This story just reinforces just how bad the Yankees Suck.
- Speaking about the Yankees Sucking, don’t look now but Carl “holy crap we paid alot of money for him” Crawford is starting to hit….alot.
- Writing snarky comments on a blog or linking to politically controversial things can get you in trouble in this country. And by “trouble” I mean someone calls you a jerk on facebook. Too bad this American was living in Thailand when he decided to express some minor criticism of that country’s royalty by providing a less than supportive link on his blog.
- This painful article describes one woman’s feelings in explaining to her daughter why she did not go to the prom when she was in high school. My discussion with my kids will be more terse; “well kids, dad was a fat angry kid who loved whining about politics- so nobody asked him. When prom came, I saw X-Men 2 instead. The end.”
- Speaking of high school, Current TV is offering something besides a re-hashed Countdown with Keith Olberman, a re-hashed version of Friday Night Lights in the form of a reality-tv series on high school football. The upside? IT’S IN LONG BEACH!!!
Happy Friday! I might be getting a new car tomorrow; and by “car” I mean a sub-compact, “better than the bus”, vehicle.