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CSA Week 23 & 24: Two Weeks Combined Edition

CSA Week #23 & #24 Because of all the traveling last weekend, I didn't have a chance to update the CSA blogging, so this is two weeks squished together. Unfortunately, I only have the food listing for one week, but for the other, it was the same sort of thing:…

California woman drugs husband and cuts off his penis, says he ‘deserved it’

LOS ANGELES — A 48-year-old Californian was arrested for drugging her husband’s dinner then cutting off his penis, saying he “deserved it,” police said Tuesday. Catherine Kieu Becker was booked for poisoning and assault with a deadly weapon after the incident in which she tied him to the bed Monday…

Paul Ryan caught buying $350 bottle of wine

The lawmaker responsible for crafting a Republican budget plan that would effectively kill Medicare isn’t as frugal when it comes to his own money. Rutgers associate business professor Susan Feinberg told Talking Points Memo that she was at a Washington, D.C. restaurant Tuesday when she saw Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)…

Greenpeace royal party gatecrashers face trial in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — Greenpeace activists who gatecrashed a royal gala dinner at the December 2009 United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen and their helpers went on trial in the Danish capital Monday. According to Copenhagen City Court documents, 11 activists face charges ranging from falsifying documents and number plates and claiming…

Obama and British PM Cameron in talks about Arab Spring protests

LONDON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday, grappling with the turmoil across the Arab world and the NATO effort to dislodge Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi. Obama, on the third day of a European tour, swapped the glitter of a royal state…

Reports: Rudy Giuliani strongly considering 2012 bid

WASHINGTON – Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is “close” to announcing another run for the White House in 2012, says Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a friend of his. The New York congressman told reporters at a dinner that Giuliani “is very close to saying he’s going to run,”…

Man smacked by cookware for neglecting to purchase Mother’s Day gift

Aretavia Kimbrough, of Staten Island, New York, was arrested Sunday for assaulting the father of her 8-month-old child, the New York Post reported. Charmean Allen, Kimbrough’s boyfriend and father of their son Charmean Allen Jr., said that Kimbrough woke him up at 7 a.m. and wanted to know what gifts…

Obama lampoons birth certificate fiasco

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama lampooned the controversy over his birthplace, playing a clip from the Disney movie “The Lion King” to mock those who claim he was not American born. “My fellow Americans… ” Obama, who was born is the US state of Hawaii from a US mother,…

Romney says he’ll “hang” Obama at GOP group dinner

In a speech at the pro-GOP Americans for Prosperity dinner, former Massachusetts governor and contender for the GOP presidential nomination Mitt Romney said he would “hang” Obama, then immediately realized his gaffe and tried to smooth over his mistake. His spokeswoman said the blunder was not meant to be malicious.…

Bill Gates urges Washington not to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON – Microsoft co-founder turned billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates urged a Washington bent on slashing spending to step up aid to the world’s poorest countries. “Looking at these issues as a businessman, I believe that investing in the world’s poorest people is the smartest way our government spends money,” Gates…

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