by Max Brantley
Two news articles pop out this morning. Bros. Rapert and Bell and Co. are available to dispute them. Nonetheless.
* ON DRINKING UNPASTEURIZED MILK, RECENTLY LEGALIZED FOR SALE BY THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE:
"Raw milk is probably riskier to drink than probably any other raw food, primarily because with any others you can wash lettuce, apples and cantaloupe, with milk you have to accept it where it is," says Dr. Glen Baker.
Experts at the health department say cows can carry salmonella and e coli along with other bacteria.
Is he allowed to say that in Arkansas now, even if he is a doctor?
* CLIMATE CHANGE:
An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.
The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a recent slowdown in the pace of warming, which is often cited by climate change doubters, attributing it most likely to short-term factors.
Drill, baby, drill. Mine, baby, mine.
Oh, wait. Never mind. It's been a cool summer in Arkansas. Ergo, those scientists are full of — wait for it — hot air.