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As its women’s biathlon relay team was winning the first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine in two decades, and while Kiev’s Independence Square was being reduced to a charred wasteland, Ukraine Olympic Committee honcho Sergey Bubka was in Sochi, pole-vaulting his country into 2022 by furthering its bid to bring the Winter Games to Lviv in Eastern Ukraine eight years from now.
In 1996 John Boehner said, “I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill”. At the time he was head of the House Republican Conference.
He didn’t just object to a raise in the minimum wage, he said he would kill himself.
Talk about a conviction.
And talk about a contradiction from a pro-lifer.
We complain that our young people don’t know the history of our country.
But, come on.
When you have someone like Tom Delay, and those like him who play fast and loose with history for political purposes, telling the most outrageously incorrect things about the history of the United States, there could be a reason kids are confused.
We take a look at the future of weekend train service to the Cape from Boston, we could see some Olympians at an upcoming hockey tournament in Hyannis and we have details about a slew of great activities coming up at the Barnstable Senior Center.
This might not go over big with some, but there is a group of Senate Republicans who are meeting to plan how to pass a top Democratic priority.
Since December 28, 2013, Republicans have twice rejected a bill that would have extended aid to the long term unemployed, but Harry Reid has vowed to get the extension passed.
According to Rand Paul, “virtually all the studies show that if you increase the minimum wage, you get higher unemployment”.
According to a local, if you increase the minimum wage, a Big Mac will cost $20.
The festival city of America, New Orleans, is about to launch its carnival season and to celebrate what the French call Fat Tuesday. This is the happy time in March when the people let their hair down while celebrating the tradition of eating more butter and sugar and cream than should be allowed. Yet these are traditions we all enjoy—the festive consumption of food and drink before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season begins.
One more Vitamix advantage that I neglected to mention in last week’s blog - When making a smoothie or juice drink in your Vitamix, the whole fruit is juiced, which includes the juice and the fiber. The fiber contains valuable nutrition that is missing in extracted juice, making your Vitamix drinks even more nutritious!
Several of my readers have asked me about composting.
The Conservation Commission discusses the placement of three new pump out facilities in Hyannis Harbor, tourism officials hope a new plan will help promote off road biking on Cape Cod and the state recognizes a local arts group.