If you missed the “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse this morning, a California man named Cory Poole put together this video from some 700 photographs.
Big Brother Attack: A Utah high school has been fined $15,000 after they were caught selling pop during lunch hour. Selling the sugary beverages violates federal law aimed at “encouraging” kids to make healthier choices, to fight childhood obesity. The principal says that the law governing when you can and cannot sell pop is confusing. Here’s my question, you could make the argument that it’s in our best interest to “encourage” healthy eating for kids, because when they weigh 600 pounds at age 20, we’ll have to pay for their health problems one way or another. But if you take funding away from schools, then the kids won’t do as well, and they’ll have a harder time finding work and be more likely to need public assistance. So I guess the point is, shouldn’t the school be focused on teaching kids the skills they need to be successful, rather than worrying about what they are putting down their donut mashers?
Speaking of combating the fatties, a new study in a medical journal is calling for a “Fat Tax” to help fight obesity. They say that a tax of at least 20% placed on sugar-sweetened drinks could drop obesity rates by 3.5% and prevent 2,700 heart-related deaths each year. If taxation actually did anything to change behavior, there would not be one smoker in the US, considering how we tax cigarettes, especially in Cook county.
The best moment from the season finale of Saturday Night Live? “Al Sharpton misunderstands the news” Al wants to go all Ahab on the “London Whale”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (He of the viral video with Chris Christie) says that the Obama campaigns attacks against Bain Capital are “nauseating.” He says that attacks on things like Rev. Wright and Bain Capital are just distractions from the real issues facing Americans.
Geraldo Rivera is doubling down on his War On Hoodies. He says that the security camera footage showing Trayvon Martin proves that he was right about hoodies.
The Lockerbie bomber has finally died have prostate cancer at the age of 60. Scotland freed him in 2009 on compassionate grounds because he was suffering from advanced terminal prostate cancer and thought to have months to live. He hung on for three years.
“I’ll Have Another” won the Preakness over the weekend. If it manages to win in the Belmont Stakes, it will be the first triple crown winner in 34 years. The bad news is that Belmont is in New Jersey, and Governor Chris Christie will be the guest jockey.
18 people walked into a restaurant in Tinley Park and started attacking customers. Five of them are in custody, the rest got away. They aren’t NATO protesters, just very very angry Irish people.
A woman in Dallas is worried that her car may have a curse on it. Apparently a she took her car to her local Wal-Mart for an oil change and one of the workers wrote Satanic symbols on part of the car. A mechanic spotted the markings later on.