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I have never been to the Grand Canyon. You?
It’s on my list though.
via Life with Cats
Troublemaker Tries to Force Library Cat Out of Her Home
Patrick Higgins has the Swansea, Ma Public Library in his crosshairs and, in a low move, is threatening to make the library get rid of a sweet cat who has called the library home for 14 years.
Higgins is demanding that a handicapped ramp be installed at the front entrance to the historic library building, wants a white picket fence out back torn down, and issued a threat to the library about Penny, saying they have until this Friday to get rid of her or he will file a complaint with the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Higgins is using the ADA (American Disabilities act) in his assault on the library and on poor Penny.
Local residents are perplexed at why an innocent cat would be gone after in this fashion. One allergy sufferer tells Channel 7 news she had never been bothered by Penny’s presence. Swansea resident Linda Rapoza was on hand while the news crew visited and said, “A little cat is being used as a sacrificial lamb.”
Sometimes it only takes one
troublemaker (liberal?!?) to ruin everything. We hope Penny – and library and shop cats everywhere – will be allowed to remain in place.
Anyone interested in showing support for Penny can post at the Swansea Free Public Library Facebook page. Your message will not post at the main wall, but will be seen in the Recent Posts by Others section and view.
News Story Video HERE
*head*desk* What is frickin’ wrong with some people?!? I’m assuming the guy is a lefty. It’s Massachusetts for one. Another, if he was a right minded person and the cat was THAT big of an issue it might be easier to go to the library one town over…or instead download books to read via their Kindle or iPad. It would be selfish to demand the removal of a 14 year old library cat that your entire town enjoys having around…
How is Spring coming along where you live? Tulips up? Daffodils? We’ve been having sleet and snow!
‘Argo’s Ben Affleck At Center Of Warner Bros Deal For Nathaniel Philbrick Book ‘Bunker Hill’
Warner Bros has just closed a high six-figure against seven-figure deal for screen rights to Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that will be published April 30 by Viking. The project was acquired for Pearl Street Films as a potential directing vehicle for Argo helmer Ben Affleck, who partners in the company with Matt Damon.
Word is that Affleck will turn the book over to his Argo scribe Chris Terrio, making this a major project.
Affleck, who until Argo had directed movies in the Boston backdrop where he grew up, is going home again as Bunker Hill is hailed as the battle that lit the fuse for the American Revolution in 1775.
The unease between Bostonians and British troops turned violent after the Boston Tea Party, when violent sieges erupted in Lexington and Concord and a British blockade led to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill, a bloody clash that united the colonies and started the war for independence. The story is told from a group of participants, including a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who becomes a leader of the Patriot cause; Paul Revere, George Washington, British General Thomas Gage, and others.
Will the colonial patriots be portrayed as terrorists for fighting against the red coats and unfair taxation or as racists for dressing up as Indians during the Boston Tea Party? Neither? Both? Did anyone see Argo-should we give Ben the benefit of the doubt?
Good will hunting.
(turn up your speakers so you can hear the birds)
from That’s Nerdalicious!
Japanese Restaurant Offering Food Made With Dirt
A Tokyo-based French restaurant called ” Ne Quittez Pas” (“Please Don’t Leave”) decided to turn dirt into a $110 delicacy by offering a “dirt course” consisting of a potato starch and dirt soup, salad with dirt dressing, aspic made with oriental clams and a top layer of sediment, a dirt risotto with sauteed sea bass, dirt gratin, and dirt ice cream.
Rocket News recently tested the food and described the taste as “delicious” and “divine”, noting that a dirt flavor was absent. However, the obvious question is whether this stuff is safe to eat. According to Saeko Torii, a rep from the dirt manufacturer Protoleaf, “the dirt is called Kuro Tsuchi and it’s volcanic ashes mixed with soil and plants from the Kanto District in Japan. It has good bacteria, healthy minerals, and is natural and pure.” But that likely won’t help dirt food land on U.S. menus.
Dirt isn’t regulated for human consumption so it’s hard to know the effects it would have on a person,” says Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington, D.C. based registered dietitian. “Food gets its nutrients from soil, but one does not eat the actual soil. What’s more, countries have different safety regulations—people in Scotland eat sheep brains but that’s not allowed in the U.S. Protoleaf says their soil is safe to consume but is it safe to eat by American standards? We don’t know because we don’t really know what’s in it.
So, after I’m full from my big dirt dinner I guess I’ll take a dirt nap. ?!?