The order to phase out some animal testing has been in the works for years.
If you die alone and unloved, will your pet eat you? A National Post investigation
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has long pressured the military to quit using goats, ferrets and other animals in its medical training programs. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, issued the partial ban based on a Defense Department instruction to use animals only when mannequins, cadavers, virtual simulators or actors cannot realistically replicate training scenarios.
Wilford Hall trains medical professionals to place tubes in human patients. Their rooms are cleaned twice a day, and veterinary technologists do routine health checks. A year ago, I got into an amusing exchange with some hipster douchebags at the Gambit blog over an eatery that called itself a blogstaurant. I am not making this up.
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My pal Greg Hackenberg posted the video below on Facebook, which is a stirring puppet show exegesis of hipsterdom:. I do wonder, however, what Jim Letten has against potatoes. Hat Tip: Jeffrey at the Yellow Blog. There is something wrong with the way that other people react to teenage girls and their interests. All these female fans care about is their immediate vociferous reverence. First, no normal teenager at all cares about the meta-modernist cycle of cultural repetition, so blow it out your asshole. Must all interest in music begin with the s Western Male Canon, and go from there?
I doubt everybody worships at the altar of the first band they ever heard. Maybe you start with the boy bands and listen to other stuff later, fer chrissakes. Other than not-so-subtly broadcasting that we are Old As Fuck, what are we saying when we go around talking about how awful and trivial everything today is? And, um, yeah, of course. And forget female artists; Janis Joplin sounded like somebody having a seizure to me at that age.
And why do we all need our opinions, musical and otherwise, validated by every successive generation? I like the single. Questions for Obama on Syria:. First, why does this particular heinous act rise to the level of justifying a military response? More specifically, why did a similarly heinous act by the Egyptian army elicit from Washington only the mildest response?
Why the double standard? Second, once U. What is the political objective? Wrapping the Assad regime on the knuckles is unlikely to persuade it to change its ways. That regime is engaged in a fight for survival. So what exactly does the United States intend to achieve and how much is President Obama willing to spend in lives and treasure to get there? War is a risky business.
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Is the president willing to commit U. Best case scenario is we spend a shitload of money bombing with few if any American lives lost. All we seem to do is get stung and fall down hills. The recently opened Dubya Bush mausoleum is putting the lie in lieberry. There was a time when George W.
Bush minced no words about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. A Senate inquiry led by his own party produced a withering critique of federal errors that began even before Katrina made landfall. But as the eighth anniversary of the deadly storm approaches, the newly opened George W. The weeklong terrors that killed nearly 1, people and left 40, marooned for days are portrayed largely as the product of unfortunate geography and natural fury that overwhelmed local officials, much more so than their Federal Emergency Management Agency partners.
Except for a picture of exhausted evacuees in the care of rescuers, there are no images of the human suffering or the desperation that marked the first days after the levees breached, shocking the nation and the world. No filthy Superdome. No mention of the sweaty crowd of 20, that waited for five days for rescue at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Katrina without Brownie? Holy whitewash, Batman. Presidential lieberries start life as spin factories but most eventually morph into something more like genu-wine museums.
Oops, I just did. Anyone buying it? Her recollection of what happened, of course, differs from the story told by the Bush Lieberry:.
Bush concludes that delaying the dispatch of federal troops for three days while negotiating with Blanco was his greatest management misstep during the Katrina crisis. The reasons: Reports of civil disturbance in chaotic New Orleans, though real, were wildly overblown. And Lt. The botched response to Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent federal flood severly damaged the Bush administration but it also devastated the Louisiana Democratic party and ended the career of Governor Blanco.
It is largely forgotten that Blanco was a popular and effective Governor before the disaster struck.
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She was so adept at dealing with the lege that she was nicknamed the Queen Bee. That all came crashing down due to her public feud with Beavis and Turd Blossom and, more importantly, the disastrous Road Home program. I did my time in Dallas during my Katrina exile and would rather not be lied to at the lieberry about Katrina, Iraq, and the Bush record.
They were really going to show us libruls how to craft a free market paradise. He is, however, an important and very interesting artist who is never boring even in his dotage. In June of a displaced Minnesotan folk-singer-turned-rock-star-turned-country-crooner with a fake name and a curiously attentive fan base released a double album for Columbia Records. It sucked gleefully, relentlessly, with inventiveness and purpose. Its 24 tracks included gratuitously overproduced pop and folk standards, slapdash recordings of slapdash live performances, wait-are-you-serious covers of Simon and Garfunkel and Gordon Lightfoot, and multiple instrumentals because why else would you buy a Bob Dylan album.
In the wake of Woodstock, Altamont, the Manson murders, Kent State, a nation had turned its lonely eyes to Bob Dylan and received something like a middle finger for its troubles. How does it feel to be on your own? Obviously, the new release is only for fanatical Dylanphiles but the cover art for the original LP stands alone or something like that:. My old friend David called them shit kickers back in the day.
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Give them what they want and be glad they still want things from you at all. As a rabid Anglophile, I even have favorite fictional butlers. Hudson on Upstairs Downstairs. The semi-eponymous butler of the title of the recent film is definitely more Angus Hudson than Jeeves. I typically hate uplifting movies but this one was pretty good despite the odd melodramatic swell of music that sounded rather Max Steineresque. I guess I just did.
Sorry, Homan…. The latter never once hollered, and the only time he showed the money was when he bailed young Louis Gaines out of the pokey. Not only did he attend Fisk and become a freedom rider, but he just happened to be on the bus that a mob of Alabamans burned to a Coco Crisp and was there when MLK was murdered. Then, Louis ran for Congress and eventually became an anti-apartheid activist.
The character of course was pure-D fiction. Having complained about Louis Gump, I did enjoy the father-son interplay between the uptight establishment dad and his radical son.