Monday, May 13, 2013

Short Takes

There's an interesting observation in an item about President Obama and health insurance:

But if Obama is capable of getting people insurance just by giving speeches, why didn't he do that four years ago rather than let Harry Pelosi and Nancy Reid impose their monstrous new law on the country?
There's also something about New York state getting funding from the Energy Research and Development Administration (or Authority):
New York governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a $140 million ad campaign to lure businesses to the Empire State. The campaign, “New York State Open for Business,” is being funded with money drawn from federal disaster aid received in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and from the Power Authority and Energy Research and Development Authority, according to the New York Times.
The only trouble is, ERDA went out of existence decades ago when the Department of Energy was created.

We also learn that being gay is NOT genetic — because Jason Collins, the NBA basketball player who has come out as gay has an identical twin brother (with identically the same genes), and that identical twin brother is NOT gay.