Missourian Kip Cullers sets soybean yield record
Take that Iowa!
“Cullers, who lives near Purdy, has set a new soybean-yield world record of 160.6 bushels per acre, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Cullers has achieved multiple world records for soybean yields, including the most recent record of 154.57 bushels per acre, which he established in 2007. By contrast, a typical Missouri acre yields about 40 bushels a year.”
And if you don’t want to do the math, 160.6 bushels/acre is an astounding 250% increase over 40 bushels/acre! And of course 40 bushels/acre itself is a staggering increase from the productivity levels of a hundred or even 50 years ago. Without such advances in agriculture it would be impossible for only a few thousand farmers in about four states to feed billions in dozens of countries.
Voting System Pwned by Michigan Wolverines-WIRED
Someday all will learn: Don’t ask IT guys to f*$k with you, unless you expect to get f#%ed!
Which is basically what happened here.
The most telling line of the article:
“computer scientists and others had warned election board officials that the system was a security risk, but officials had dismissed their concerns.
I wonder how much these dismissed experts’ opinions cost us?
White House Staff Gives Rahm Emanuel Dead Fish as Parting Gift
What a fitting gift for Rahm Rahmbo Dead Fish Emanuel’s send-off! At least we can laugh about it NOW.
Unfortunately for Rahm (and maybe fortunately for Chicagoans), some in city politics are not so easily amused:
Chicago aldermen offended by Emanuel’s royal send-off
Illegal Immigration in Missouri
I didn’t know Missouri had been so admirably proactive in the illegal immigration crisis, but it looks that, as usual, Missouri is on the cutting edge. Now, if we could just stop being so “backward” (Carnahan) and stop ‘clinging to our God & guns’ (Obama)….
But seriously, the legislation in place in Missouri with little controversy begs the question of why the Arizona law, which is less harsh than what we have, has drawn so much controversy. We haven’t even been sued by the DOJ yet!
This site is basically the same article with a little more info, mainly this line:
“So, why doesn’t Missouri receive attention? Answer: There are no Mexican illegals in Missouri to demonstrate.”
Excellent point, and something to remember.
Of course you have to keep in mind that
allmost of the measures outlined were passed under the Bush admin, when we had an Attorney General committed to following the Constitution.
**UPDATE** I have made email contact with the proprietors of Our Tea Party Tea and they have informed me that the tea will be available in the St Louis area! Beginning in the middle of October, Tea Party Tea can be purchased at Tea Room in the Valley (TeaRoomintheValley.com), in Valley Park.
Just today I discovered a local business I can really get behind:
Our Tea Party Teas
Though mostly a coffee man myself, occasionally I enjoy a cup of tea instead, and how better to do that than with TEA PARTY TEA! Have a cup for freedom!
NRA-ILA :: NRA Challenges Constitutionality Of Federal Handgun Ban For Law Abiding 18-20 Year-Olds.
I say Hell Yeah!
“The NRA is challenging federal laws that prohibit law-abiding Americans 18-20 years of age from legally purchasing a handgun through a federally licensed firearm dealer. The case was filed Tuesday evening in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Lubbock Division. James D’Cruz of Lubbock, TX is the plaintiff in this case.
“In Heller and McDonald, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly stated that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for all law-abiding Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “That right is not limited only to Americans 21 years of age and older.”