The Watering Hole, Tuesday April 27, 2015 Environmental News and Food Politics.

America’s Greenest Cities

Did your city make the list?

America’s Happiest and Healthiest Cities

Honolulu is the best!

Open thread. Discuss.

64 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Tuesday April 27, 2015 Environmental News and Food Politics.

  1. I see two of the ten are in Florida. I’m surprised Rick Scott hasn’t declared “green” to be illegal and immoral, not to mention un-American, given its non-greed undercurrent.

  2. Would you like to know why Florida has two of the greenest cities?
    Sunshine state my ass.
    I can set my watch to the afternoon thundershowers.
    Mildew should be the state flower.

  3. Pat Robertson: It’s Cool If Your Husband Gets Drunk And Blows That Guy Just The One Time

    Caroline: My husband and I are Christians and have been together for 11 years. Recently, I found out he cheated on me with a male Christian friend in our Church. He says it was a mistake, that it just happened while they were drunk, and he wants me to forgive him. I don’t know if I can.

    Pat: You’ve been married for 11 years, this guy got drunk, he didn’t know what he’s dealing with. She says, “Should I forgive?” Of course you should. If he were this way all the time, if he’s a habitual drunk, if he’s a habitual homosexual, if he’s a habitual philanderer and all the rest of it, then by all means, take a hike. But one time, 11 years — don’t throw all that away.

    Posted with no additional comment. 😆

      • Indeed. I’m glad that spring has finally sprung here on the frozen tundra so I can go out and play with my airplanes. If nothing else it limits the amount of time I can spend clicking on things that convince me that a massive asteroid strike might be a good thing. Speaking of which; I’m going out to fly one of my planes.

        • I’ve had several weeks of good weather, but only last week did I get more than a day between rains. I finally got my West wall finished past the air conditioner opening, so I can reinstall the unit and run it. I just painted that area this morning, because it’s going to rain tonight. Now I’m catching up on mowing the yard.

    • I saw that one, and once again quickly concluded that the world would be a much more tolerable place to hang one’s hat if only all the god-based religions (Abrahamic) would simply STFU and leave the rest of the world out of their mythology. Quit boring the rest of us. Quit insulting the word ‘intelligence.’ It’s so simple, really. SHHHHHHHH!

  4. I just wasted a morning arguing with a gun nut who tried to prove that a few instances of one guy shooting one other guy who shot at most two other people constitutes a “good guy with a gun” stopping a mass shooting, all based on nobody knowing what the shooter had in mind. His tag team partner chimed in claiming that things were better in the Wild West days because there were fewer per capita deaths by guns. I didn’t bother pointing out that there were fewer people and way fewer guns, too. And life was completely different back then. Completely. And it wasn’t because everyone was walking around armed. But I only had 140 characters, and I didn’t want to compose several tweets pointing all of that out.

      • As I told someone on The Twitter, To be fair, Ray Lewis didn’t actually kill anybody. His friends did. And then got in Ray’s limo to drive away. Then Ray lied to the police, to which he pleaded guilty while his murderous friends got off, thank, in part, to Ray’s testimony against them in exchange for a lighter punishment for lying about being there. The prosecutor totally screwed up the case. The murderers went unpunished.

  5. QOTD:

    “The thought of going out and spending 99 percent of your time raising money, which I think is one of the great cancers that is spreading within our political system and injurious for our democracy longer-term, and the way that we’ve kind of built the primary process is not conducive always to getting a good general election candidate.” — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman

    • Two points:
      1. I am surprised it is as low as 99%
      2. “Is is spreading” suggests it has not happened yet
      3. (our two main weapons are…) What is this “democracy” of which you speak Kemosabe?

  6. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will launch a campaign seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 on Thursday.

    Well, that’ll make Hillary look younger.

  7. I’ve decided to keep a little notepad file handy on my computer called “Who’s Blocking Me Now?” it’s a list of famous right-wingers who are blocking me on the Twitter. Hey, we’re talking bragging material here. 🙂





    Apparently I pissed them (or their assistants who operate their Twitter accounts) off enough to block an insignificant person like me. 🙂

    • The rightwhiners can’t conceal their glee that there’s racially charged violence that they can blame on Obama, Democrats, and everyone else to the left of Hitler. Heck! If there were no riots they would just make them up.

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