Thursday, January 29, 2009


Here are the Public Service Announcements for Thursday, January 29.

Do Not Eat (serious): The list of FDA-recalled peanut products keeps getting longer and longer. Cannot believe Peanut Corp of America continued to ship products they knew might be contaminated with multiple strains of Salmonella. The latest cull from my pantry is breakfast and energy bars. The Lärabars I handed out at the 4th of July parade are on the list, too.

Recalled peanut product

Do Not Read (kidding): The Ravelry thread about a certain undead zombie sock designer keeps getting longer and longer. Can... not... look... away! At least I'm learning bunches about online fraud, forensic Google-fu, drinking, cussing, and random other life skills.

ETA1: The thread goes ever on, but find a reasonable summary here and here.

ETA2: Or just view this YouTube video (rated PG-13 for bad language).

Screen capture from YouTube

That is all. Oh, except for hooray for Lilly Ledbetter!


Cindy G said...

Well, I missed that thread, and from a quick look still don't understand who did what....

But that video is brilliant OMG

Bezzie said...

Well that's a shame. She's still screwed out of her money.

Yeah I was wondering when the Rav mob would hop on that bandwagon. Yikes.

Ina said...

Bezzie, here's what Lilly Ledbetter said at the bill signing: In fact, I will never see a cent from my case. But with the passage and President's signature today, I have an even richer reward. I know that my daughter and granddaughters, and your daughters and your granddaughters, will have a better deal. That's what makes this fight worth fighting. That's what made this fight one we had to win. And now with this win we will make a big difference in the real world.

On behalf of all the women in this country who will once again be able to fight pay discrimination, thank you. Thank you to all the senators and House members who fought for and supported this bill. Thank you to the many organizations and broad coalition that worked tirelessly for its passage. And thank you to the countless women around the country who rallied behind this legislation. It would never have happened without you.

With this bill in place, we now can move forward to where we all hope to be -- improving the law, not just restoring it. President Obama, I want him to know that we're very grateful for his support. And you can count on my continued commitment to fighting to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act -- and to make sure that women have equal pay for equal work, because that's what this country is all about.

Kim said...

I couldn't figure out what the heck was on that list! Truly frightening. Woot Lily!