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Does anyone need A LOT of pulverized glass?

I happen to know where there are 60 18-gallon totes full of pulverized glass sorted by color, and there's a story in that: A couple moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and learned you can't recycle glass here. So...they did what every good upstanding liberal with a cause and enough cash to back it up does: They bought a glass pulverizing machine, set it up in a warehouse, and formed a club that picks up and pulverizes glass.

Then they learned WHY you can't recycle glass here: no one in North Idaho deals in pulverized glass. So now they have a cubic shitload of glass and are considering getting out of the business.

If anyone wants it, and can come pick it up, send me a message and I'll hook you up with my editor who will hook you up with the people who have the glass.

Why I dislike Veterans Day

As a vet I should think this a great day. Problem is, the right wing trolls who love to make veterans also love to complain about spending money on them. It is not, according to the RWNJ contingent, their responsibility to pay for medical card, education, home loan guarantees, disability pensions, any of it.

Another reason Jurassic Park failed: Lazy geneticists!

John Hammond (who we have already determined to be a Republican, hence the fences that could be turned off) hired these guys to analyze DNA strands. They analyzed one set of chromosomes, found holes in the strands, and patched them with "the DNA of a frog." Which of course allowed the most violent dinosaurs to breed.

A NON-lazy geneticist might have thought, "if we analyze ten sets of chromosomes from the same mosquito the holes will probably be in different places, and we can fill in the gaps by comparing the strands."

Guns: the porn of 3-d printing

Until 3-d printing came along, the proof every technology had "finally arrived" is someone figured out how to produce either a picture of a nude woman or a depiction of two people having sex with it. There are galleries online with naked women people created on Model 19 Teletypes; Mod 19s are so ancient they can't print lowercase characters, but people printed naked women on them.

Now we have 3-d printers...and no one cares about printing nudes on them. The big thing now is trying to build a working handgun. So far it's mostly been the modern equivalent of a zipgun, but today's news brings word of a metal .45 automatic.

Somehow I liked the nudes printed with Baudot characters better. All they killed was your account balance.

So, how'd your local races turn out?

We had four: mayor and half the city council. All the candidates endorsed by our loudest local right-wing group lost, in no case by less than 15 percent.

Bobcat kitten!

This little guy showed up in downtown Coeur d'Alene, ID, sometime before noon. He eventually got picked up by the Department of Fish and Game, who sent him to a cooperative rehabilitation facility. He'll be released back into the wild.

There are more pictures:


The Cooch is currently taking out a contract on Robert Sarvis

Without Sarvis, the Cooch would be sitting on an insurmountable 100,000-plus lead. With him, the Cooch is going to be sitting on his La-z-boy wondering why God hates him.

Let's talk about Tuesday's election for a second

I remember the interim between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. And I remember that every time an office flipped from Democratic to Republican, the press deemed it a "harbinger of 2012" - because, after all, everyone knows that when a DINO is replaced by someone who admits to being a Republican in Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas, while a first-term Democrat is in the White House, said first-term Democrat needs to call the moving truck Right Now.

If the Virginia polls are even slightly accurate, on Tuesday Terry McAuliffe is going to tear Ken Cuccinelli in half. Will the press pronounce this election an "anomaly" (for some reason, Virginia tends to prefer governors of the party not currently holding the White House), a "rejection of religious extremism" or a "harbinger of 2014"?

The difference between healthcare.gov and the Republican Party

Healthcare.gov can be fixed, will be fixed and is being fixed right now.

None of which is true about the Republican Party; they are in fact making it worse and celebrating their success in that field.

Maybe they should have worded this a bit different

We're running a classified ad for a motorized-lift recliner, which helps you stand up when you press a button. The ad says:

"Nearly new overstuffed electric chair."
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