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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hold the Champagne, Republicans - Bloomberg View

What if the Democrats win?

The prevailing assumption is that Republicans will take the Senate in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. It would be a surprise if they didn't. But not a huge surprise.

via www.bloombergview.com

Nothing would surprize me.

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White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate - NationalJournal.com

October 29, 2014 White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they're using their own fantasies to do it. They're starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, "He doesn't think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there."

via www.nationaljournal.com

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Overweight crash test dummies being developed in response to rising obesity levels in the United States | abc13.com

Humanetics is a Plymouth, Michigan-based company that has been developing crash test dummies since the 1950s. But the image and model of a crash test dummy hasn't changed much throughout those decades, so now Humanetics is developing a heftier crash test dummy to better represent growing obesity trends in the U.S.

via abc13.com

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North Carolina teacher has sex with student, gets tattoo with 15-year-old girl’s initials and likeness: cops - NY Daily News

A North Carolina teacher accused of having sex with a high school student in a ménage à trois with her husband also got a tattoo with 15-year-old girl’s initials and likeness, police allege.

via www.nydailynews.com

I don't really understand what happened, but the tattoo is a nice touch. The husband undoubtedly has a goatee.

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Suspected meth dealer turned in by own dog while hiding behind Alabama home: police  - NY Daily News

A suspected meth dealer was turned into police by his own dog Tuesday after the pooch eagerly led officers, tail wagging, to his hiding place.

via www.nydailynews.com

Maybe the dog was tired of having a meth dealer as an owner.

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A father of eight explains why he hasn’t saved a penny for his kids’ college education - The Washington Post

David T. Fagan has eight kids and his oldest daughter is a senior in high school–and he hasn’t saved a penny for his children’s college education. But Fagan isn’t stressing. In fact, Fagan says he would prefer it if his children didn’t go to college at all.

via www.washingtonpost.com

They probably won't go to college.

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Nina Teicholz: The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders - WSJ - WSJ

The top scientist guiding the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendations made an admission last month that would surprise most Americans. Low-fat diets, Alice Lichtenstein said, are “probably not a good idea.” It was a rare public acknowledgment conceding the failure of the basic principle behind 35 years of official American nutrition advice.

via online.wsj.com

I'm vindicated, unintentionally.

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Millennials Bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms - NationalJournal.com

October 29, 2014 In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama.

via www.nationaljournal.com

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Man missing from Chargers-Broncos game is found unharmed - The Washington Post

A 53-year-old Colorado man who went missing during Thursday’s San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos game at Sports Authority Field has been found and is safe. The Denver Post reported Paul Kitterman was found Tuesday in Pueblo near a furniture store.

via www.washingtonpost.com

He was a Broncos fan.

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Pope Francis may believe in evolution, but 42 percent of Americans do not - The Washington Post

Pope Francis amassed international popularity through stunning and progressive statements that put him at odds with the conservative wing of the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he similarly put himself at odds with a significant portion of Americans by saying he believed in evolution, not creationism — an idea 42 percent of Americans espouse.

“When we read about creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said. “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.” He added: “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

via www.washingtonpost.com

Mr. McCoy is just an idiot. The Catholic Church has not opposed evolution in a very long time. Most of the Americans who don't "believe" in it are probably Baptists or something. I believe in evolution the same way I believe in erosion; you just have to look around. There are still metaphysical issues, however.

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