Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lunchtime Links: TX Voters Support Marijuana Legalization, 26 Costumes for Toddlers, Little League Team Named to SA Sports Hall of Fame, Study Finds Dogs Have Emotions Just Like Us + More

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM


1. VIDEO: The Cast of 'Modern Family' Played a Round of 'Family Feud' Last Night "The entire cast of Modern Family joined Jimmy Kimmel on his show last night, and in a stroke of cross-promotional genius, former game-show host Kimmel hosted the ABC television family on a special segment of Modern Family Feud, where the sibling Pritchetts took on their partners, the In-Laws." (Splitsider)

2. Poll Shows 58% of Texas Voters Support Making Marijuana Legal for Adults and Regulating It Like Alcohol A strong majority of Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday by the Marijuana Policy Project. Only 38% said they were opposed." (The Marijuana Policy Project)

3. A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning "'You are here because now is the single best time we have to defund Obamacare. This is a fight we can win." SENATOR TED CRUZ, speaking in August to a Heritage Action gathering in Dallas" (NYT)

4. 26 Halloween Costumes For Toddlers That Are Just Too Cute To Believe "Isn’t it the best when you can dress them in whatever you want?" (Buzzfeed)

5. RECIPE: Homemade Yogurt (Bon Appetit)

6. Former San Antonio Spurs head coach Stan Albeck, 2009 McAllister Park Little League team named to San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame (SABJ)

7. Dogs Are People, Too "FOR the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans." (NYT)

8. San Antonio Bike Share plans more expansion for B-cycle program "San Antonio Bike Share plans to add 15 new B-stations and 150 bikes in 2014, according to a spokesman for the organization, Gus Sullivan." (SABJ)

9. Texas' Next Lieutenant Governor Thinks You Shouldn't Be Trusted to Elect Senators "The 17th Amendment was ratified a century ago to allow for the direct election of Senators. Repealing it would shift the power to choose members of Congress' upper house from voters back to state legislatures, which was what the framers had originally intended. The Tea Party has been tilting at this particular windmill since its inception, which is counterintuitive given the movement's full-throated embrace of direct democracy in other forms." (Dallas Observer)

10. Out of Lethal Injection Drugs, Texas Turns to Houston to Make More "Texas, the state with the most executions under its belt since reinstating the death penalty in 1976, is solving a shortage on execution drugs by having a Houston compounding pharmacy make the drugs required for lethal injection, according to the Associated Press." (Houston Press)



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