Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nutty Okie Senator ~ & ~ Heading Out

From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night....and loopy Oklahoma senators, Good Lord, deliver us!

Before we hightail it out of this crackpot state for a few days, this from Huffington Post yesterday:

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Republican state senator from Oklahoma City introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food, despite conceding that he's unaware of any company using such a practice.

Freshman Sen. Ralph Shortey said his own Internet research led him to believe such a ban is necessary and prompted him to offer the bill aimed at raising "public awareness" and giving an "ultimatum to companies" that might consider such a policy.
Shortey said he discovered suggestions online that some companies use embryonic stem cells to develop artificial flavors, but added that he is unaware of any Oklahoma companies doing such research.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press, U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Pat El-Hinnawy said: "FDA is not aware of this particular concern
Best comment: by commenter Thaag Tidestalker:

I agree! We also need to work diligently on ensuring that:

1. Horses are permanentl­y banned from driving motorcycle­s
2. Rain is mandated to fall toward the ground, and not any other direction
3. Mongol Hordes respect the borders of the United States and do not plunder here

If we don't make sure all these become law, there could be UTTER CHAOS!!! (hail Eris)

We'll be heading out today....on the road to somewhere. It'll definitely be southward, probably veering west to catch more reliable weather. We considered going east into Louisiana and cajun country, but weather forecast is decidedly damp for that area. Next we considered southwest to Big Bend National Park, skirting the Rio Grande along the Mexico border in Texas -some great scenery there. But daylight is short and motels within 100 miles of the park are few, husband's dislike of night driving caused us to shelve that one for now. So...maybe somewhere in southern New Mexico. There's Spaceport America, in the region, if we manage to hit a convenient time for one of the preview tours; Las Cruces and Silver City are still to explore anyway........ Back in a few.


James Higham said...

We'll be heading out today....on the road to somewhere. It'll definitely be southward, probably veering west to catch more reliable weather.

You always seem to be driving somewhere, Twilight.

Wisewebwoman said...

Personally, I'd ban those damned fish riding those bicycles.
New Mexico may be in my immediate future too (March).
Enjoy yourselves, T & H!

Twilight said...

James Higham ~~ Somewhere and Anywhere - two of the best possible destinations.
Itchy Feet Are Us!

Twilight said...

Thanks, WWW - you too!
In fact, though we changed plans again, in mid-roll, and are not in NM. We're now on...what, Plan F, I think - way past Plan B anyway.

R J Adams said...

Have a great trip - wherever you end up! And, in light of your latest blog post, be careful what you eat! ;-)

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Twilight, as Steinbeck wrote:

"The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew."

Sometimes the road less traveled (or thought through) is seemingly the better.

Happy motoring!

Twilight said...

RJ Adams~~Thanks, RJ! We had a delicious lunch in a Thai cafe, surprisingly located at the back of an antique store in a rural mid-Texas town - cafe run by two sweet Thai young women. I think we were quite safe from crispy grilled fetus with garlic - for today anyway. :-D

Twilight said...

Jefferson's Guardian ~~~ Thanks! Very true.
We're in a real anti-plan mode this trip. Doesn't matter what we decide and make plans for in the evening; next day, when the time comes we say.."Oh, to heck with it -let's do such and such instead!" Rebelling against oursleves I guess - it's the safest rebellion there is.

Steinbeck was always so right.

Anonymous said...

Is this a reaction to Swift's "A Modest Proposal"?

Twilight said...

Anonymous ~~~ LOL! If only it were such satire!