Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 149

On Politics
Interesting that candidate Mitt Romney asks for an apology from President Obama about using misinformation. To me, that implies Mr. Romney and his campaign is using accurate information. Hmmm …

Regarding Speaker Boehner’s (R-OH) claim that tax increases on salaries over $250,000 would hurt small businesses. I say small business owners would be dancing in the streets if their business revenue stream was ample enough for them to have a $250K salary; so besides political crap, what does Mr. Boehner mean?

Could someone please explain to me why some people remain consumed with President Obama’s birth certificate, and his religion?

FYI: This week’s Interesting Reads list is more eclectic than normal.

On Headlines from The Onion
Faith-Based TV Repair Shop Severely Backed Up
First-ever Cow Ends Gender Barriers – Runs with the Bulls
Can of Reddi-Whip Audibly Consumed in Next Cubicle
God Admits Humans not Most Impressive Creation
Teens Hold Clothing Drive for Classmate who Dresses Really Ugly
Kim Jong-un Ends Nuclear Program for Lead in Next Batman Film

Interesting Reads
Columnist Kathleen Parker on Infotainment
Compelling story (book review) about celebrity chef Marcus Samuellson
Tax returns: Batman vs. Spider-Man
Bouncing breasts intriguing scientists
History of Vibrators

On Potpourri
For those who read this post about the Indonesian choir, I’m happy to report that they arrived in San Francisco with time to spare before their flight home.

On the baseball front, injury to the Reds best hitter (Joey Votto) will make the next 4 weeks quite challenging. When he returns, I hope the Reds are at least within 3 games of first place.

Woo hoo …. We had 2 inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday – but it may be too late for the corn crop.

This Washington Post article is a good follow-up to my recent post about global warming.

Speaking of global warming, here is an interesting report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). If you read it, beware of the following words: would, could, may, might, and if.

Sorry to say, no classic cartoon post this weekend.

Earlier this week I attended a concert by the Circle City Ringers from Indianapolis, Indiana. Simply wow! To send you into the weekend, enjoy these mystical tones from this group. Have a safe weekend everyone. In the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.