Today's laboratory focuses on beans, legumes. It's a fun lab with lots of cooking and disecting and eating. Peanuts, the very name, cause a bit of confusion because they are not a nut at all but a pea in a pod, a dry indehiscent (does split open by itself) pod that grows under ground. Of course this mornings news was all about nuts of the political persuasion. Nuts who are obsessed with causing Obama to fail at any cost; nuts who will do any amount of damage to the USA to accomplish this goal. In making this observation, it occurs to TPP that we might even say "pea-brained nuts" because none of this is very smart. Indeed, the fear that Obama-care might work has spawned a disinformation campaign of epic proportions. This however does demonstrate that ideology is no way to govern, and the GnOPe (the G is silent you recall) party continues to pursue their agenda because it's the will of the people, all 22%. Wonder how many of my students even know what happened?