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Relax, Everyone. Eating Pork Won’t Give You Swine Flu.

Swine flu has completely dominated the last couple of news cycles, even making into Rush Limbaugh’s agenda today. (Rush helpfully informed us that eating pork, bacon, or hotdogs will not infect us. However, he advised against kissing pigs. Seriously.) At any rate, while 149 deaths and thousands of infections in Mexico is a big deal, it’s too early to panic.

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Low-flying Jet Over Manhattan? Why not?

Seems like this one should have been shot down by the common sense department. Military officials apparently didn’t see a problem with a photo op that involved a Boeing airliner flying at low altitudes over Manhattan.

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Fact of the Day– April 27

The NFL draft happened this weekend.  Quarterback Matthew Stafford was the first player selected.  He signed a 6-year, $72 million contract with the Detroit Lions, with $41 million guaranteed.  This makes him the highest-paid player in the history of the Detroit Lions– and he hasn’t played a snap yet.  In contrast, 3-time Super Bowl champion [...]

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GOP Candidate Speaks The Truth: “Rush Limbaugh Is Destroying Our Party”

Every once in a while, you come across a Republican politician who isn’t petrified of Rush. Larry Murphy, a Republican challenging Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter in 2010, is one of them. Granted, Murphy is a relative unknown, but here’s hoping he can change that.

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Decision Making: Barack Obama Vs. George W. Bush

Ignore the specific issue for a moment and read how Obama arrived at the decision to release the controversial torture/enhanced interrogation memos:

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Fact of the Day– April 24

When the bathtub was first introduced to the United States, the medical profession believed that bathing caused illness.  Several cities prohibited bathing except under medical supervision.  More here.

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Apple Reconsiders, Decides Shaking Babies To Death Is a Bad Thing

We’re part of a tiny minority that DOESN’T own an iPhone– which explains why we didn’t hear about this story until now.

Apparently Apple authorized an application entitled “baby shaker”– in which the objective is to shake the phone until the crying baby dies. They changed their mind and pulled it yesterday, but how the hell did that get approved in the first place? From an SFGate column:

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FOXNews’ Shepard Smith: “We Are America. We Don’t F*cking Torture!”

Check this clip out:

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Fact of the Day– April 23

Ever wondered which state in the US was the most densely populated? The most densely populated state in the U.S. is New Jersey with an average of 1,171.1 people per square mile. The least densely populated state in the U.S. is Alaska with an average of 1.2 people per square mile. For more population related [...]

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NBA: Chicago’s Derrick Rose Wins Rookie of the Year Award

No surprise here– Chicago Bull’s rookie phenom Derrick Rose received 111 of a possible 116 first place votes to win the NBA rookie of the year title.

The point guard led all rookies with 6.3 assists per game, and finished second with 16.8 points per game.

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