News Appetizers are Mellow

Actually, today’s news is pretty darn positive. Weed is legal in one state, gay marraige is a thing in Washington, DeMint is out, and Apple will be bringing a handful of manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. – this week didn’t suck in terms of news! Read on to learn more and find out if cats kills people.

A picture of a tabby cat
This is my cat. She does look a little murderous.

Battles between Islamists and secularists are making Egypt a tinderbox. NYTimes

Apple is going to move limited manufacturing back to the U.S. This is what one calls lip-service: it means nothing and they’re still exploiting Chinese workers. NYTimes

Marijuana AND Gay Marriage are now legal in Washington State. God hasn’t smote anything there yet. LATimes

Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck died this week. If you ever listened to Jazz late at night with your mom or dad, you heard Dave Bruebeck. LATimes

Tea Partier Jim DeMint is to leave the Senate to lead the conservative Heritage Foundation. The Tea Party really was a flash in the pan, wasn’t it? BBC

A footnote in equality: Congress has agreed that the word “lunatic” should be banned from all federal legislation. The reason? We need to not use pejorative terms in our laws. BBC

Obama and the GOP are engaged in a major game of chicken. NPR

Do house cats kill people? Slate

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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