This letter is from last week. If you missed it, you missed the best letter I’ve ever seen in the Argus Leader. Lucky for all us blogger types, we be safe.
While I think it is great that all of a sudden Rowenhorst and Munson are concerned about saving taxpayers money :), this couldn’t be more suspicious. Remember the last time Dave did things in secret? Does the $1.5 million dollar, $3 million dollar street to nowhere ring a bell? Or the $750,000 bridge to nowhere that is conveniently going to be located by Cherapa place? Anytime this administration does something in secret the results are never good. So what’s up with this one?
City administrators decided to award the contract to the Humane Society, and it was signed off by Mayor Dave Munson but the City Council did not vote on the matter as it has in the past.
City Finance Director Gene Rowenhorst said he decided to have city administrators make the selection through a typical bidding process.
“It tightens things up quite a bit,” he said. “We don’t have to go through the process of evaluating every little detail,” he said.
Sure, you betcha!
That made Councilor Kenny Anderson Jr. uncomfortable.
“I just feel that this has been a pretty quiet process. If there are issues to be raised, I would like to air them,” Anderson said.
Oh, I’m sure there is some ‘issues’ to be raised.
I have a feeling that someone in the city complained about Second Chance, told the Humane Society about those complaints so they jimmy-rigged a lower bid. Of course that is just my guess, but why else would they side step the council on such an important public safety issue? Good question.
AÂ doctor has tapped into a huge source of renewable fuel to power his car – human lard. According to this article from Forbes, a liposuction doctor in LA used the love handles and lard-assesÂ of his patients to power two SUVs.
Unfortunately, the doctor is under investigation for removing too much fat from some patients and allowing unlicensed assistants to perform some procedures.
If this practice were to go on, however, I see it killing two birds with one stone: use the obesity problem to temporarily solve the energy crisis. According to the article, one gallon of animal fat gives one gallon of fuel. So, thoretically, most americans could drive around for a week just on their own fuel reserves! I wonder what equipment one would need to do this at home…
Or maybe I’mÂ a surly prickÂ all the time, and it just boils over this time of year. I started writing this long tirade about how I hate everyone and I could give a fuck less about you or your problems, and I remembered that it was almost two years ago exactly that I was saying the same things… so I’ll just link it and get back to quietly hating you. Fuckin’ morons.
The active ingredients of the amanita mushrooms are not metabolized by the body, and so they remain active in the urine. In fact, it is safer to drink the urine of one who has consumed the mushrooms than to eat the mushrooms directly, as many of the toxic compounds are processed and eliminated on the first pass through the body.
It was common practice among ancient people to recycle the potent effects of the mushroom by drinking each other’s urine. The amanita’s ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase “to get pissed,” as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by thousands of years.