How to Make Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day
Posted by Erin Zimmer, March 11, 2009 at 6:45 PM
At times like this, I hope our frat boy readership is really strong. Apparently there is more to green beer than just food coloring and beer. Oh wait, there’s not at all. But this step-by-step guide says six drops of dye, when dealing with a vaguely yellow beer, is the magic number. Otherwise you get a more olive tone. Complicated stuff! [via UniqueDaily.com]
Food City 500 | Bristol Motor Speedway
March 18, 2012 | Race 4 of 36
POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / 811 125.215 15.324 Leader
2 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 125.207 15.325 -0.001
3 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 125.158 15.331 -0.007
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 125.085 15.340 -0.016
5 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 124.865 15.367 -0.043
6 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” 124.816 15.373 -0.049
7 43 Aric Almirola Ford Charter Comm. 124.719 15.385 -0.061
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford Cheez-It 124.687 15.389 -0.065
9 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 124.662 15.392 -0.068
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 124.355 15.430 -0.106
Richard Branson: I asked for weed at White House
By PATRICK GAVIN | 3/16/12 12:56 PM EDT
When you go to a White House state dinner and you’re lucky enough to get some face time with the president, what do you ask the president?
“I asked him if I could have a spliff,” businessman and Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson told a crowd gathered at The Atlantic’s Washington offices Thursday, the day after attending the dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“But they didn’t have any,” Branson continued, according to a video of the event as he recalled his effort to procure weed the night before at the White House.
Mursau’s DNR Regulatory Reform Bill Passes
Streamlines Permits for Placing Piers, Waterway Projects
Madison –State Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) and the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill Friday morning to reform how the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides permits and public notification regarding permit applications and decisions.
“Pier owners around Wisconsin have been left in limbo for the last decade now, far too long,” Mursau said. “This bill brings certainty for waterfront owners and recreationists on our lakes and rivers.”
Existing piers will be exempt from regulation so long as they do not impede navigation or infringe on the rights of other pier owners. In addition, piers will no longer be required to be registered with the DNR. New piers may have a loading platform of no more then 200 square feet without a permit, and for the first time, property owners will have an expressed right to place a pier so long as they work with the DNR on the size, shape and location of the pier in sensitive ecosystems.
“One component of the bill I am excited to have deployed is an electronic notification system,” Mursau said. “DNR will launch an email system for anyone who signs up to receive a tailor-made notice of any type or any location of proposed projects in Wisconsin as well as the status of a permit application from start to finish.”
Mursau and State Senator Neal Kedzie worked with stakeholders and the DNR to foster more certainty in the permitting process to ensure applicants get an answer, yes or no, in a timely fashion. This will help residents and businesses make residential construction and business expansion decisions with confidence in the state.
“The days of the DNR holding up projects without a final answer are coming to an end,” Mursau said. “General permits for smaller, easier projects will be addressed in a timely 30 day process and that’s good for everyone: residents, businesses and government alike.”
The bill passed the State Senate and the State Assembly and now heads to the governor for his expected signature.
Legislative session comes to a close State Assembly passes dozens of bills amid debate
MADISON — The Legislature has adjourned its two-year session after more than 30 hours of debate in the Assembly.
The Assembly passed a flurry of bills Friday evening. It concluded a prolonged debate that went well past the last scheduled day for floor debate in the Senate and Assembly.
Lawmakers debated off and on throughout Thursday and into Friday. They spent most of Friday stuck on a bill that would rework the Milwaukee Area Technical College board. They eventually passed the legislation without any amendments.
The extra long session was the state democrats trying to have the union at MATC keep most of there power. The MATC union pretty much runs the school and the tax payers are left to pay for it. In the end and down the road the union will loose more and more of it’s stranglehold. If they just wouldn’t be so greedy and power hungry, this kind of thing wouldn’t happen. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely!
Snyder signs bill limiting union dues collection
By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a measure Friday banning public schools from automatically deducting union dues from the paychecks of teachers and other employees, a move that unions consider another attack on collective bargaining rights.
Supporters said the new law will put more money in teachers’ paychecks, and they could then pay their union dues if they wish. The law also requires public employee unions to file an independent audit of money spent on collective bargaining, administering contracts and dealing with grievances with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, which must make the audits available on its website.
Survey: Men prefer mom’s cooking to wife’s
LONDON, March 16 (UPI) — The Food Network U.K. said its poll of British men found more than half of respondents preferred their mother’s cooking to their wife’s.
The network said its survey of 2,000 adult men found about one in four respondents often sneak to their mother’s house for a meal without informing their significant others, and a little more than one in 10 caused “upset” to their relationships when they told their wife or girlfriend they could use cooking tips from their mom, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
”It’s quite endearing men prefer their mother’s cooking,” Food Network U.K. spokesman Nick Thorogood said.