The Forbidden Fruit?


I was planning to write a pithy article on the many things which have gotten my goat this week, but I’ve had it up to here and the relevant angles have been covered by far better writers.  I’ll just leave you with a picture of my boys thumbing their noses at the City of Oak Park, Michigan for their decision to fine a homeowner for violation of  “a code that says a front yard has to have suitable, live, plant material.”  Matthew Yglesias of Think Progress reacts appropriately: Michigan Woman Faces Jail Time For Vegetable Garden (Btw, where is the Libertarian outcry on this?)

  •  (Full disclosure: There are tomatoes, peppers, melons, beans, onions, lettuce, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries tucked in around the decorative plants you see here. Alert the feds!)

While I’m at it, here’s another from Nicholas Kristof in which he points out a number of contradictions (Dare I say chicanery?) promulgated by the Republican party: The Opposing Party

Then there’s this brief video from CNN, which covers the latest news from the debt ceiling “negotiations”:
Are you still here?  How nice of you to stick around…
Since you’ve been so generous with your time, I ought to at least end on an uptick.  Let’s go with Jess Zimmerman’s take on the failure of Rep. Barton’s bill to resurrect the incandescent bulb: So much for GOP’s lightbulb bill
As always, thanks for stopping by!

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