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The Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks last night was such an abomination that it has forced Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to rethink the relationship between labor and management. With the NFL referees locked out, a motley bunch of replacements made a lousy call and robbed the Packers. Since then, America’s most famous union scourge has been out on the proverbial picket line succoring the real refs with coffee and donuts.
Kudos to Walker for re-evaluating his beliefs, or for holding football above politics. By contrast, bowhunter and fellow cheesehead Paul Ryan was both mean-spirited and delusional, like calling Newt Gingrich a bad astronaut:
It is time to get the real refs…And you know what, it reminds me of President Obama and the economy…If you can’t get it right, it is time to get out. I half think these refs work part-time for the Obama administration in the Budget Office. They see the national debt clock staring them in the face. They see a debt crisis, and they just ignore and pretend it didn’t even happen. They are trying to pick the winners and losers, and they don’t even do that very well.
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.