First Cuppa Coffee – March 27th, 2012: Readin’, Eatin’ and Organizing Edition

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Righties readin’ for the next generation…  The name of their new magazine just about tells it all: The Conservative TeenAn amazing amalgam of grownups, who all happen to be involved with either The Heritage Foundation, Fox Business News, the Family Research Council or the Media Research Center have joined forces to produce this slick tribute to deadtree journalism, jam packed with articles they know the kiddies are dyin’ to read, like:

**How the TV Show Glee is Bad for You

**How Teens Don’t Know Anything About U.S. history

**Why Abstinence Works And How It Can Work For You

This last article informs us that “The vast majority of people will have sex at some time during their lives.” Which probably makes the hosting domain, “” very happy.

 Here comes the Tacocopter: Those clever folks up in the Silicon Valley are so busy inventing stuff and playing with their iPads that they don’t really have time to eat.  Now, once they figure a way to get the pesky government out of the way, they’ve come up with a surefire solution: The Unmanned TacoCopter Drone. The concept is simple: place your order via your iPad and pay via credit card. A few minutes later, your order and location are transmitted to an unmanned drone helicopter (grounded, near the kitchen where the tacos are made), and then the tacocopter is sent out to deliver your tacos to wherever you’re standing.  Sadly, the FAA hasn’t gotten around to creating regulations that will permit commercial uses for drones.

So much better than air dried food… While you’re waiting for the Tacocopter to get off the ground, you can order in the latest great thing in shelf stable cuisine: Candwich-brand sandwiches.  Available in 24 pack cases, these bad boys come in delicious flavors like PBJ Grape, PBJ Strawberry and BBQ Chicken. The website reminds us that this product is particularly useful for “Disaster preparedness”.

 While you’re waiting for the apocalypse… You should know that the National Organization for Marriage’s boycott of Starbucks for the company’s support of the freedom to marry has turned out to be a dismal failure. Their on-line Dump Starbucks petition has garnered a mere 8000 or so signatures, while SumOfUs’s retaliatory “Thank You, Starbucks” card has over a quarter million supporters. Starbucks executives are reportedly working up a “Thank You” card of their own, since this is the best publicity the coffee chain has seen in years.

Weed workers united… Workers at fourteen of Los Angeles’ remaining pot shops have  banded together and formed the “medical cannabis and hemp division” of Los Angeles chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW). “It’s a natural fit,” the national UFCW explained on its blog Friday. “[These] workers will join Local 770 members who work in other retail settings, including grocery stores and pharmacies.” So now the LA City Council will be facing off against one of the cities toughest unions as it tries to shutter the remaining pot dispensaries.

Mitt’s house plans revealed, sort of…  DC based Politico has taken a gander at Gov. Mitt Romney’s construction plans for his La Jolla home. After promising the secret service they wouldn’t tell all, they did share some details; the most interesting parts are probably the separate elevator for autos and the 3600 square foot basement, a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna Daniels March 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

I was wondering why our car is sulking. We don’t have a car elevator and it has to take the stairs…


Nunya March 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

Mitty’s Mormon bat cave close to that monstrosity called a temple?


Anna Daniels March 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

Glad this is the eatin’ edition- the Supreme’s are questioning whether we can all be forced to eat brocoli, which is just like having an insurance mandate. Maybe tomorrow you can run a hurlin’ edition Doug.


Bearded OBcean March 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Why is it far-fetched that the government could compel us to follow a particular diet? Isn’t that a very real possibility once the health care law is operational?


Anna Daniels March 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Bearded OBcean- I have an extensive list of “very real possibilities” that causes me great concern. Forced broccoli consumption isn’t one of them.


doug porter March 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

may i suggest that you actually read something besides tea party histrionics about the health care act. Or, better yet, show us an iota of proof that this “real possibility” that you refer to is actually anything other than a metaphor (it was originally “carrots” in the court arguments).


Bearded OBcean March 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Doug, I am not a tea partier. Not everyone opposed is. Unless the majority of Americans are, considering recent polls opposed to the plan.

It doesn’t take a great leap of faith to think that once we have this very large federal entitlement, that we will have to watch over the costs in the future. Once they become bloated, as they surely will, our individual health choices will be under greater scrutiny.

As for proof, I don’t have it. We are, afterall, speaking about a program that has not yet been fully implemented. For all the talk around here about how we’re falling into a fascist state with the ss knocking at the door, I find it curious that you view this as so far fetched.


Bud Pillsbury March 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Yeah those Tea Party people have is all backwards. It’s not like the federal government will have the power to force you to purchase a product or service from a third party (insurance companies) or pay a tax for noncompliance, er… wait.


Andy Cohen March 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Riiiiiggghhtt……..because our healthcare system is soooooooo magnificent right now. Let’s see now: The ability to earn a good living according to right wingers is now the exclusive domain of the fabulously wealthy; the right to a good education is again becoming the exclusive domain of the fabulously wealthy, and the wingers are perfectly fine with that; and now access to healthcare without having to go into crippling debt is the exclusive domain of the fabulously wealthy. And if you can’t afford an insurance plan from the insurance companies–who are looking for any reason at all to deny you the care you need in the first place–then I guess you’re just going to have to suffer, and probably eventually die from a perfectly treatable illness.

Healthcare in this country is now a privilege, not a right.


Bud Pillsbury March 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

Good job ignoring the point of my post.


doug porter March 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

No comments on hurling until the testimony is over. The way the media’s atwitter about the Supremes is nutty. They’re treating it like a rock concert. I’m surprised that Entertainment Tonight” isn’t doing fashion reports on the crowds outside. Don’t get me wrong; this is a historic case. But there will be no decisions for two months. In the meantime, one of the Supremes has a bad case of gas and made a face while farting; two other Supremes smelled it and made faces… this MUST mean something! Quick, speculate! NBC will have film at 11…


RB March 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Probable just more gas because nothing could be wrong with a law passed without a anyone reading the bill first.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote, sparred with lawyers defending the reform’s individual mandate, saying the government has a “heavy burden of justification” to prove that it can require citizens to purchase a service. He also said it would change the government’s role in a “very fundamental way.”


editordude March 28, 2012 at 7:17 am

Hell-oooo! Anyone pick up our ‘taco coffee cup’ to go along with Doug’s tacocopter story? Noooo. Geez.


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