Before we get to the news, I have to wish a very happy birthday to my nephew
Owen. He became an astonishing 1-year-old on Nov. 1st. So Owen, Happy Birthday from your one and only Uncle Fat Jesus. I hope you like the shirt.
We have a humorous Quote of the Week . It comes to us from a skit on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion”:
“Spitting has to come from within. It’s like throwing up, just not all at once.”
Words to live by.
Well, I suppose we should get the obvious out of the way. Republicans made huge gains in Congressional races this election. Independent Kansan’s views on this election are available in a previous post. We hope they turn out true.
An unusual story is coming out of Detroit. The mayor wants to demolish a large part of the city. Apparently Detroit has lost 1/2 of its population in the past 50 years. So large areas of cramped urban landscape are actually sparsely populated. In essence he is trying to redefine where Detroit is.
Trash bag maker Hefty is starting a new campaign to make you care about the color of your trash bag. They want you to buy black ones. It may come as a surprise, since we suspect a number of you already do. This report from “Marketplace” explains or at least tries to. Just so you know, even the trash bag people are playing mind games.
In the best news for K-State/Wind Farm region, all those white windmills dotting the Kansas plains should actually be painted purple. This article at Smartplanet.com explains. Read the comments, some people apparently take wind turbines very seriously.
Oh yeah, Go Cats!!
That’s the news for this week. Thanks to everyone who checked in with Independent Kansan this week. It was our highest traffic week ever. Please keep coming back and commenting. A preview of next week, Independent Kansan will look at the Tea Party and fiscal responsibility and getting young people involved in the political process by lowering the voting age.
UPDATE: Independent Kansan just learned of the Michigan vs. Illinois football games. The Wolverines were victorious in a scoring fiesta. Final score 67-65 in 3 overtimes. Their were more points scored in that game than last years NCAA basketball championship, which was decided by a score of 61-59. Unbelievable.