Morning Reads — Thursday, September 12, 2013

On this day in 1910, the United State’s 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, was appointed to the LAPD.

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum


  1. Noway says:

    Putin says America is not exceptional. For a country who last won something 50 years ago with Yuri Gargarin, that’s an absolute hoot! Whatever gets you through the night, Vlad! Hey, Putin, Ivan Drago was just a movie character!

  2. Ed says:

    “For a country who last won something 50 years ago with Yuri Gargarin”

    As Stefan pointed out, the USSR won a basketball gold after they sort of didn’t win.

    • Noway says:

      Well, we’re used to Russians cheating, Ed. No surprise there. Here is the pinnacle of Russian accomplishment.

  3. Noway says:

    Roswell’s Finest are on the job, so to speak….
    “We actually made an appointment, he was received into the building, paid his $80 for a massage, and got more than just a massage,” she said.
    I’m sure they made the arrest AFTER the offending act! Too dang funny!!
    Think they had trouble finding volunteers for this?

  4. Ellynn says:

    Forsyth County choose to have a local fire marshal instead of a state fire marshal, which is allowed if you have more than 100,000 people in county or city. The law requiring inspections for large tents for fire safety, egress, and lighting has been on the state books for over 3 decades. Please note this only applies to enclosed tents for public use, not private homes. If you have a tent with only three side walls on a 200 SF tent, it’s not an enclosed structure. If the tent is over 1000SF you can only have two side walls. Most tent companies already have planed layouts for installation that are to code. Basically it is making sure they have the electrical installed correctly and extinguishers on hand. They should have already been enforcing this since it’s a state minimum reguardless if the county adds the regs to it’s books. The permit cost can be debated by the county but not the state code.

    • Ed says:

      That you know the minutiae of tent manufacturing *and* state code on tents is… well I don’t know what the right word is.

      • Ellynn says:

        I have no idea how tents are manufactured. It involves sewing and stuff. I do know how they are raised and layed out. It’s sort of one of the many pointless subjects I learned (but never have needed) in the course of my profession.

  5. Ellynn says:

    In “giving” people more choice, does this mean allowing tainted untested milk with possibility ecloi and other bacteria based farm like things that create a public health hazard into the free market and eventually the health care system and the courts – once the lawsuits start? You can get around the raw milk issue by “owning” a share of a milk coop or a cow. Or you can own a farm or be related to someone who does (which in Wisconsin is like 1/3 of the population at least). As an “owner” you hold your own liability. Would a farmer want to hold (and pay) the liability insurance on their milk? Milk is currently one of the safest food stables to consume. The dairy industry is already a conviluted mess, so lets add problems back into the system…

    There are reasons milk is sold only pasteurized.

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