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Off The Hook

toilet fishDo you know what the term "sustainable fish stocks" means? It means we've failed as caretakers of this Earth. It's a nice way of saying "We've eaten everything in the pantry and now we're eyeing the seed corn. Maybe we better tie ourselves to this fence-post until someone who doesn't have a screwdriver jabbed into their forehead comes along and gives us better advice."

"Sustainable" is another way of saying "desperation". It does not mean, in this case, "Hey, we figured it out! Eat all the fish you want! The buffet is open!"

For example, you know that yummy tilapia that's popping up on menus and in your local grocery stores? They raise them on sewage. Tilapia are bottom feeders and they LOVE that stuff. That's sustainable fish stocks, folks. (Yes, there are fisheries that raise tilapia on grains and ground animal carcasses but that's also an environmental horror-show.)

But you're a smart consumer and you know better than to eat that stuff, except Consumer Report discovered that over 20% of seafood is mislabeled.


I know fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids but you also can get that in flax seeds, walnuts, and soybeans. In fact, flax seeds are slopping over with the stuff, delivering over four times as much omega-3 at almost half the calories of salmon. Put a tablespoon in your cereal and you're set for the day.

The irony here is that people turn to fish to heal the damage done to their bodies by eating meat. The answer is to eat less meat. Or none at all.



Note 1: More people visited Mr. Obama's campaign website than all four Republican presidential candidates combined. Hmmm, now what might THAT portend?

Note 2: Thanks to Mitt "Flip-Flop" Romney, Etch-A-Sketch sales are up 1550% at Amazon.

Note 3: Over 500 Appalachian mountain peaks are gone forever, 2,000 miles of streams have been eliminated, and over 140 billion gallons of coal slurry is currently being held in storage ponds. More solar power, please.

Note 4: Fox News' propaganda about "Obamacare" scared an older woman so badly that she died rather than go to a hospital after she'd injured herself in a fall. Fox News is officially a murderer. (This, of course, includes the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children who died as a result of Fox's cheerleading for that useless invasion.)

Note 5: It seems that there was a lot of early Xtian literature that didn't make the final Biblical cut. One of these is the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, in which Jesus is sort of murderous wizard.

Note 6: Say "Hello!" to Rick Santorum!


And now our Chart of the Day: What proportion of coverage blamed Mr. Obama for rising gas prices?

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Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation3-23-2012: For the past two days the House has been debating H.R. 5, the "HEALTH" bill, which is actually about tort reform. No jobs were created.

View the entire two-year list of non-job-related House activities here.


Fox News Lies. Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies! How badly was Fox News misinforming their viewers about the Affordable Health Care Act? This badly.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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