My read around this morning toggled my little brain with a few snappy news items. Take a look–you’ll be hooked also.
- HUMAN HAIR USED IN MAKING PIZZA
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. — Walking into the small Florida City warehouse, Blair Blacker pauses to survey the towering pyramid of canvas bundles, each about the size of a punching bag, that contain the stock-in-trade of his business: human hair.
The article reports human hair to be used in ways that I expected, including the creating of false eyelashes and wigs. Surprisingly hair is also used to produce fertilizer, herbicide, deer repellent, and oil-spill-cleanup material. The most astonishing to me though was that human hair is an ingredient in pizza. Yep, you’re reading correctly. No, this is not a typo. Human hair can be a part of the pizza you’ll chew on for a late-night snack or as an ingredient in your next breakfast bagel.
- DALLAS MORNING NEWS PROCLAIMS THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TEXAN OF THE YEAR
Many opinions–pro and con–are here.
Given the public mood, there seems to be little middle ground in debate over illegal immigrants. Spectacular fights over their presence broke out across Texas this year, adding to the national pressure cooker as only Texas can.
American prosperity is built in part on the backs of illegal-immigrant labor, such as these workers picking onions on a farm in South Texas.
- DRUDGE REPORTS HILLARY CLINTON’S TEAM CONSIDERING HER WITHDRAWAL FROM PRESIDENTIAL RACE
(Drudge changes frequently. This was reported at 9:46 am EST on 1/7/8)
Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!
"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider to the DRUDGE REPORT. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."
Meanwhile, Democrat hopeful John Edwards has confided to senior staff that he is staying in the race because Hillary "could soon be out."
"Her money is going to dry up," Edwards confided, a top source said Monday morning.
Not at all the thrust of the referenced article that I hope you will read, and although I am not at all a Clinton supporter, I wish the media would refrain from placing emphasis on her appearance. I’ve seen more than one uncomplimentary picture of her, with comments concerning her worn and aging looks. Does that have anything to do with her ability to be president of the United States? I think not, although I grant that appearances are important, and that we want a president who represents well our great country.
I’m wanting to hear from you this morning. Have an opinion on any of these news items?
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