17. A senate seat for Mr B?

”While there is a lower class I am in it.  While there is a criminal class I am of it.  While there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”  
Eugene Debs.

1. Last week on this blog the question was asked, “Will Helmut get off his Austrian derrière and speak across the way?” Today the answer was ‘yes’, and he had a crowd for most of the day.

2. Mr B says he will be fighting for a senate seat in this upcoming Federal election, but he doesn’t yet have an electorate. He hopes he isn’t leaving it too late to get one. Today he told us his policies.

He also (partly) explained why intelligent life will never visit Earth. (He didn’t explain why it would want to.)

3. Peter the Younger wants to know: “If the oceans are warming, and thus absorbing less CO2, why are the oceans becoming more acidic instead of alkaline?

Does anyone know?

4. Today’s critter in our Unusual Critter Series is this giant African Daddy-long-legs spider. It tried to eat our Facebook page.