The new OSU recruit’s full name is MaxxPro — not a football player, but a 19-ton armored fighting vehicle built by a pentagon contractor to withstand “ballistic arms fire, mine fields, IEDs and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical environments.”
Welcome once again to the phantasmagoric world of DNA manipulators, a crude and costly attempt by high-tech alchemists to genetically modify micro-organisms to produce something unnecessary: artificial flavorings and fragrances.
A few numbers can sum this year up, so let’s review them. For example, 16. That’s the number of days that a gaggle of tea party Republicans shut down our government by throwing an October hissy fit. Oh, add 24 billion to that — $24 billion is the economic loss America suffered from the tea partiers’ shutdown stunt.
That’s why we must be grateful to the National Security Agency and our Department of Homeland Security. They’re constantly on watch, poised to spring to our defense, no matter from what hellhole the threat emanates. Some homegrown cynics say the billions a year we spend on these.