Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Morning News 5/18/10

30 years ago this morning...

On May 18th 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted releasing 1,600 times the energy of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, blanketing 11 US states, destroying hundreds of square miles of forest and killing almost 60 people. My house in Portland was covered with ash and we all thought it was terribly exciting. (Photo from USGS via Wikipedia.)

You're Fired, and You're An Asshole Too. JMG tells us this morning that "proud homophobe" Jonathan I. Katz will not be contributing his awesome intellectual powers to the BP spill clean-up.

Dammit. Judge finds Malawian gay couple guilty... of being gay. They face a possible 14 years hard labor.

Which Way Is The Wind Blowing? Voters heading to polls today in four US states, including my home state of Oregon.

Port, Sardines and Marriage Equality. Portugal joins a growing list of civilized countries. Take that, Pope!

Report from Asia: Homophobia makes everything worse.

To balance out all that here's a picture of New York style Cheesecake covered with strawberries from Carnegie Deli in New York. Picture courtesy Pilauricey at en.wikipedia:

Stare deeply into the cheesecake and feel all the troubles of the world melt away. There's no such thing as bad news when you can lie back and think of cheesecake.

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