Record-breaking temperatures are expected to continue this week after one Mississippian died over the weekend as a result of the heat…The temperature in Jackson is expected to break 100 today and Tuesday with the heat index between 105 and 110 degrees…”The normal for this time of year is around 92 degrees…You definitely can consider this a heat wave.”
At the moment (7:23 am), the temperature here is 82° – and even hotter “under the collar”:
“It saddens me as an American that a company would stoop so low as to make a profit on the death of a soldier. Is there anything lower than that?”
“The American economy rises or falls based on whether or not the country’s very richest people believe they are being properly respected and made happy. And Politico reports that the sensitive rich people are not happy with the Obama administration…”
Brenden DeMelle and Jerry Cope report in the Huffington Post that, “a group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, Chevron and other polluters are using a front group called ‘America’s Wetland Foundation’ and a Louisiana women’s group called Women of the Storm to spread the message that U.S. taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP to Gulf Coast wetlands, and that the reckless offshore oil industry should continue drilling for the ‘wholesale sustainability’ of the region.”
Looking for something “cool”? Try Lunch ladies going gourmet…
They still wear sensible shoes, but the nation’s lunch ladies are trading in their hair nets for chef toques as they undergo a gourmet makeover…For lunch ladies seeking new skills, “boot camps” are booming from California to New York…”We used to cook this way a long time ago, and I think it’s great,” said Marlene Camdelaria, a high school cafeteria manager who was carving a swan out of a green apple. “I have no idea why we went to all the processed stuff. This is so much better.”
With my whipped cream weeping, I definitely won’t be cooking; but, if it doesn’t get too hot to type, I’ll be back in a while with a bit of legal news.