Talk to any contractor or carpenter -- or most people who are reasonably familiar with home construction and repair -- and they'll tell you that a "4×4" piece of lumber is not actually four inches by four inches, and that it hasn't been that way in any of our lifetimes. Yet some Home Depot and Menards customers are -- literally -- making a federal case out of this discrepancy, accusing the retailers of false advertising.
New footage has surfaced of more Trump Cabinet meetings. Sycophantic behavior is out of control. read more
The impending closure of Little Pete's [in Philadelphia] just got a lot more real: the popular diner at 17th and Chancellor streets will shut its doors forever this Memorial Day. If you're one of the Center City diner's many fans, be sure to enjoy one last meal there before the end of day on May 29th. Little Pete's was originally slated to close around August, before the 24-hour restaurant (which opened in 1978) will be demolished to make way for a Hyatt Centric hotel. read more
Freddy Pompeii, guitarist for the seminal Canadian punk band, the Viletones, succumbed last night to lung cancer. I was in his last band, Fight, F---, or Dance, and even past 70, he rocked silly. I was up in Toronto last Summer pushing our single and was absolutely amazed at how every record shop clerk, every worker at the radio station and even random punks on the street, all knew and loved Freddy. Philly Voice interviewed him two months ago. read more
Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News.
Now the long-time Iowa farm cartoonist tells KCCI that he has been fired.
Friday announced Sunday that his job was over after 21 years...
The cartoon features two farmers talking about farming profits. (view cartoon)
The first says, "I wish there was more profit in farming."
The second farm answers, "There is. In year 2015 the CEOs of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.