Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Show notes 11/18/2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 11/18/12

New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests
The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, and the winners get their choice of a free shotgun or a pair of semi-automatic rifles.

Pelosi Unsure on 11th & 14th Amendments: ‘Whatever It Is, I’m with the Constitution’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) confused the 14th and 11th Amendments when suggesting the president could bypass Congress and unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, saying, “Whatever it is, I’m with the constitution.

Twinkies are being sold on the Internet like exquisite delicacies.
Hours after Twinkie-maker Hostess announced its plans to close its doors forever, people flocked to stores to fill their shopping baskets with boxes of the cream-filled sponge cakes and their sibling snacks  Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Zingers.

'Twilight' finale has bright, if not blinding, opening
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, the final installment of the cinematic vampire love story, took a decisive No. 1 at theaters, collecting $141.3 million, according to studio estimates from Hollywood.com.

EPA tells Americans to finish their leftovers
In the olden days, the phrase was "waste not, want not." Nowadays, it's mostly waste not.
The Environmental Protection Agency -- observing "America Recycles Day" on Thursday -- is challenging Americans to make "smarter, more sustainable food management choices," and that includes finishing, freezing or giving away your leftovers.

In Montana, Crow tribe sees perils to 'fiscal cliff'
The Westmoreland Coal Co. gets $2.26 from the IRS for every ton of coal it mines off the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. That mine, in turn, supports the tribe through millions in taxes and royalties -- and 100 jobs with an average salary of $75,000.

Atheists' move halts Christmas tradition in California, churches go to court to get it back
 Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.
The atheist's anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a debate that burned brighter than any Christmas candle.