- Today's comic by Matt Bors is Fox & (Racist) Friends:
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 29:
Large Christian Organization Starts Petition Against Sarah Palin, by Leslie Salzillo
Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law, by Puddytat
- Top coal industry lobbyist won't say if burning coal bolsters climate change: The Republic Report twice asked Robert "Mike" Duncan is burning coal contributes to climate change. He first said that a “lot of people believe” that coal causes climate change, before replying, “I’m not answering your question.”
Duncan, the president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), gave a talk to a room filled with mining industry executives about the dangers of new EPA rules concerning greenhouse emissions. ACCCE, which represents the largest coal companies in the nation, has pushed back against the administration’s coal power plant rules.
- Alan Grayson says his wife of 24 years is a bigamist: Nasty divorce proceedings between the Florida Congressman and his wife took an odd turn with the latest court filings in which Rep. Grayson asked for an annulment.
In new court paperwork filed in the couple’s divorce case last week, days before their 24th anniversary, Grayson, D-Florida, accuses Lolita Grayson of fraud, unjust enrichment and misrepresentation, among other claims.
He’s also suing for defamation, the new document states, stemming from a disturbance at their home in March. Lolita Grayson accused her husband of shoving her, but later dropped her petition for a domestic injunction.
- Bunny Ranch brothel bans Donald Sterling for life:
Donald Sterling is not only banned for life from the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA, a Nevada brothel owner also wants nothing to do with him.
Dennis Hof has banned Sterling for life from ever entering the doors of the Bunny Ranch near Carson City, Nevada, and any of his six other brothels in the state.
"A lot of NBA players come here to party," Hof told The Huffington Post. "Out of respect to them, we have banned Sterling from coming here."
- Actor Bob Hoskins dead at 71:
A family statement released Wednesday by publicist Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012.
A versatile character actor capable of menace, quiet poignancy and Cockney charm, Hoskins appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic "The Long Good Friday." His Hollywood roles included "Mermaids" and "Hook."
- Thirty-nine years ago today:
- EPA's Gina McCarthy takes on anti-science critics: In a speech Monday, McCarthy accused EPA critics of "playing a dangerous game by discrediting the sound science" that the agency relies.
"With science as our North Star, EPA has steered America away from health risks and toward healthier communities and a higher overall quality of life," she told the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. "That's why it's worrisome that our science seems to be under constant assault by a small—but vocal—group of critics." [...]
“I bet when those same critics get sick, they run to doctors and hospitals that rely on science from—guess who—Harvard University and the American Cancer Society. I bet they check air quality forecasts from EPA and the National Weather Service to see if the air is healthy enough for their asthmatic child to play outside that day. I bet they buy dishwashers with Energy Star labels, and take FDA-approved medicine, and eat USDA-approved meats.”
- WHO report says superbugs
immuneresistant to antibiotics represent a worldwide threat:
“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. “Effective antibiotics have been one of the pillars allowing us to live longer, live healthier, and benefit from modern medicine. Unless we take significant actions to improve efforts to prevent infections and also change how we produce, prescribe and use antibiotics, the world will lose more and more of these global public health goods and the implications will be devastating.”
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin w/ latest polling on 2016, ACA, foreign policy & economy, plus reax to Sterling's ouster. Joan McCarter: repeal & replace dies. Millions more w/ insurance. Scott, Brownback & Scalia FAILs. Leach endorsement!
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