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March 26, 2008

Chalk one up for the big guy.

Filed under: Food, kansas city, missouri, politics — Tags: , , — akcb @ 3:54 am

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Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are proposing limiting language on milk bottles. Looks like aggie drug pushers & DFA dairies are afraid small, locally-owned dairies like Shatto are cutting into their piece of the pie. Sadness.

Killer quote: “Some customers, however, don’t trust the FDA and want to avoid milk from hormone-treated animals.”

I can’t imagine from where this lack of trust comes . It’s a puzzle.

I’m a big fan of Shatto products for a couple of reasons, chiefly their glass bottles are returnable for the deposit, so I’m producing less waste and that’s less to carry out on trash day. And I’m really lazy.

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March 6, 2008

John Jacob Jingle-Hammerschmidt.

Filed under: missouri, politics, Uncategorized — akcb @ 3:15 am

A Cole County Circuit Judge struck down a provision included in a health insurance bill legalzing the services of certified midwives, based on its violation of the “Hammerschmidt rule,” a constitutional requirment that provisions added to bills must relate to the original title and intention of the bill (see Missouri Constitution, Article III, Sections 21 & 23). The case has been appealed to the State Supreme Court. I wondered why it was called the Hammerschmidt rule…

The rule gets its name from Hammerschmidt v. Boone County, a case heard by the Missouri Supreme Court in 1994 in which the Court struck down a provision creating a new form of county government from a bill originally intended to amend election laws.

The more you know…

One would hope legislators would be more careful with their bills and introductions to avoid shit like like the travesty currently afflicting HB 1619.

March 4, 2008

Too tired to blog.

Filed under: General, kansas city, missouri, politics — akcb @ 5:57 am

The Work delivered a one-two nut punch Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Read some stuff I found interesting today.

February 28, 2008

While I personally am not a big fan of vaginas…

Filed under: missouri, politics — Tags: , — akcb @ 5:23 am

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Many of my Dearest Friends have very close relationships with them and I know several Nice Young Men who swear by their restorative powers. I’m thrilled that my State Senator, Jolie Justus, is doing her darndest to protect them and my thanks to Tony for the tip.

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