Did anyone catch the story the other day that scientists have figured out a way to grow beef from cow stem cells?
It apparently takes forever, they cannot make much and it is crazy expensive.
BUT, it apparently is possible.
So that go us thinking…
You know those “Meat is murder!!!!!” PETA types? So, suppose McStemys starts selling a 100% stem-cell grown burger. No cow’s life was taken to create said burger and you can get it with or without soy-cheese. It tastes in every other way just like a regular murdered-beef hamburger. And it is good for you and has no other health consequences expect that maybe it is less likely to clog your arteries.
So, would the average non-meat eater chow down on said StemBurger? Would there be a problem? We know certain vegetarians who do not like anything that even tastes like meat. But we also know others that will eat a veggie-burger, especially if it DOES taste like meat. So would they eat actual murder-free beef?
We are just throwing this out there. It is a Brave New World, eh?
Few probably noticed by an interesting non-development in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race when newly-christened Independent Jim Jenkins decided NOT to run as an Independent.
Jenkins is a former Democrat, but because of a recent party switch, he was going to have a giant hassle, or possibly a lawsuit in order to enter the Senate race. And the kicker of all that was that Jenkins has a fair amount of personal money he could have thrown in to jump-start a campaign.
We aren’t sure how many votes he could have ultimately leeched from either side, but it is possible he could have added an interesting element to the race.
Alas. You can read more about Jenkin’s story in this article from the Sand Hill Sex Press. (what?)
The Senate Conservative Fund notes that they raised over $60K for Don Stenberg from February 5 – 11th. They are gung-ho to elect “a” conservative to the Senate (read, “their” conservative) and have been raising lots of money outside Nebraska to spend to convince Nebraskans to vote for Stenberg.
And Stenberg will be visiting Washginton, D.C. next week for a soiree put on by South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint to raise money for the Stenberg campaign. It costs $2,500 for a Political Action Committee to host the event, and a cool grand for a PAC to “attend”.
Which is fine. Just about every candidate has a DC fundraising gig or two.
But then it is this line from DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund PAC that always kills us:
“Stenberg is not an establishment candidate so he doesn’t have access to the kind of money others do.”
Nope, the former 2000 party nominee for U.S. Senate, 2006 candidate for U.S. Senate, 12 year Attorney General, and present State Treasurer is practically an outsider! DC get togethers thrown by Senators? Meh. And that $200K that DeMint spent on TV ads for Stenberg? Uh, well, that was nothing too!
When will Stenberg finally get a break and be allowed into the establishment that is Nebraska and national politics?
Boy, we did not see THIS one coming: The White House press secretary says that President Obama did not cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline deal! Why no, it was the state of Nebraska, which has not approved a new route for TransCanada’s pipe!
Seems the Feds had already approved a perfectly good route that got sidetracked by Nebraskans for zero scientific reasons.
If ONLY we could have predicted such a result!
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