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.Best comment: by commenter Thaag Tidestalker:
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."
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.