Friday, August 17, 2012

The (Male) Pill

From ABC News:
United States researchers say they have identified a compound that may finally lead to a birth control pill for men.

In lab experiments, male mice given the pill were rendered completely infertile during treatment as they produced fewer and less mobile sperm.

The drug, originally tested as part of a broader cancer research project, does not affect the hormone system or sex drive, the team said.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Presidential Debate Moderators

The list of moderators for the presidential debates came out.  Everyone's talking about a women being a presidential moderator for first time in 20 years.

The moderators this year are two perennial favorites and two newbies.  Jim Lehrer gets the first debate, Candy Crowley gets the second, and Bob Schieffer gets the third.  Martha Raddatz gets the VP debate.

So who all have moderated the official presidential and vice-presidential debates?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oy Vey and Holy Merde

If you thought the Republicants couldn't waste anymore time on useless bills, you were wrong.  The Republicans apparently can.

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that would make English the official language of the U.S.

Kudos to Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who delivered is opening remarks in Spanish.

Money, Money, Money

Four new tidbits relating to San Antonio and one thing ties them all together: Money.

Word from Washington that the Democratic Super PAC has reserved air time in San Antonio for the 23rd Congressional District in the amount of $415,000.

From Brian Chasnoff we find out about the likely new Republican State Senator from the 25th District, Donna Campbell, and her crazy and ass-backwards fiscal policies.  You could basically sum up her fiscal views with, "Let's get rid of public schools."

A Florida firm has rated the local credit unions from A+ (strongest) to E (weakest)According to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), as of 2011, there are almost 94 million credit union members in the U.S.

From the Pew Research Center we find out that San Antonio is the most economically segregated city in the U.S., followed by Houston and Dallas.  What does it say about a state that it has the 3 most economically segregated cities?