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White House agrees to detail ethics waivers on former lobbyists

The White House will comply with a request from the U.S. government's ethics agency to provide information on which former lobbyists are working in the administration, an administration official said on Friday.

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Obama: Hillary Clinton's support for no-fly zone in Syria not 'half-baked'

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's decision to support a no-fly zone in Syria, which Obama opposes, was not "half-baked."

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Microlife Stew Report

It's already Halloween in a little jar on my dining room table.

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The story of Jay 2Pay-Z and Joe's garage -- Conclusion

But, as I'd predicted, we couldn't let go that easily -- luckily for 2Pay-Z. Against Wei's advice I wanted to go get a closer look and make sure 2Pay-Z was okay on the ground. I strolled over to the garage in a leisurely manner and came upon 2Pay-Z standing between two cars -- calmly facing a BIG GREY CAT which was slowly creeping toward him from maybe four feet away. 2Pay-Z was standing there with his neck stretched out and his little beak wide open, patiently waiting for the nice puddy-tat to drop some food into his mouth!  The puddy-tat seemed momentarily nonplussed by this, but was still about to pounce. The adult Jays were going absolutely nuts with their siren-like hollering in tandem. I charged the cat, yelling, and it reluctantly fled.

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The story of Jay 2Pay-Z and Joe's garage Part Three

During the night, 2Pay-Z appeared to have doubled in size. In fact we calculated during Saturday morning that he was doubling in size approximately every four hours. According to my figuring, by Sunday he would be like the Roc hatchling in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad -- about the size of a young elephant. All the bird-doctor advice on the web said to put him back where his mom and dad could find him. After conferring with Joe we decided to put him (in his box) back near the nest, and watch to see if Ma and Pa would start feeding him again -- seeing as how he would require being fed constantly for a few more weeks...

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The story of Jay 2Pay-Z and Joe's garage -- Part Two

But Joe had to go to bed early Friday night and work all day Saturday! We are old friends, so we took on the bird-feeding job until he could get back to it on Saturday night.

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The story of Jay 2Pay-Z and Joe's garage -- Part One

Last Friday afternoon, our next-door neighbor Joe found two baby birds in his driveway -- one dead and drawing flies in the sun, one in the shade of his Jeep, still alive, but barely. Joe looked straight up, and sure enough, in the tree next to his garage, there was a nest. Flying all around and squawking at him were two Blue Jays.

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The kinds of spears that cavemen used to kill dinosaurs

Author: Rev. Ivan Stang

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Voiceless shrieking horror in every drop of scum water!

by Rev. I. "van Leeuwenhoek" Stang

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I do not have a giant gorilla fetish

I have a Lost Prehistoric Monster fetish. Also I have lately been studying some science books about the flora and fauna of Skull Island.

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Why A Bat?

Everything was so normal. Wei and I were about to go to bed for good. We had been listening to The Kleptones. I decided to go upstairs to my third-story office to fetch something, or turn something off. I walked up into the office and turned on the light and there was a bird flying around and around the room in a big circle. A bird. The room is a fairly large room but it has a middle portion that rises almost to the ceiling. The "bird" was circling around that.

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Financial Planning Meetings: Something Old People Do

You kids listen up. If you are lucky, you won't live forever, but you'll live long enough to be as old as me, and have meetings with the Financial Planner Man.

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