July 30, 2010
Rural crime ring busted!!!
A suspect was recently apprehended following a series of tomato theft and vandalism incidents in the vicinity of Goat Rope Farm. The unsub (that's crime buster lingo for unidentified subject of an investigation) refused to identify himself or to issue any statements.
Due to the absence of witnesses, formal charges were not pressed. He was, however, dropped off in the middle of a field about a half mile down the road.
SPEAKING OF FARMS, here's a dispatch by Michael Pollan on the food revolution.
CREATING JOBS. One provision of the Recovery Act has created hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide in both the public and private sector.
SPEAKING OF WHICH, a new report shows the Recovery Act aka stimulus played a major role in the economic recovery.
DENIED. The EPA rejected petitions that denied climate change, as Ken Ward reports in Coal Tattoo.
HIRE THE LADY. Paul Krugman gives the Obama administration a friendly thrashing here and urges that Elizabeth Warren be given the post of the new bureau of consumer protection. Not that anybody cares, but I concur.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED