Grapevine: Norwegian Army fighting climate change

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Fuzzy Math

Some fuzzy math down in Georgia.

Cobb County residents are starting to push back against a plan to fork over $300 million to build a new Atlanta Braves baseball stadium.

But their voices are unlikely to be heard.

County officials decided the money will be approved by a vote among Cobb commissioners not by a public referendum.


They say it would cost too much money to hold a special election -- $300,000 to $400,000.

The Wire writes -- quote -- "A baseball team moving about 20 minutes closer to Cobb residents is worth $300 million to the area. A democratic vote in costing less than one tenth of a percent of that shiny new stadium, apparently isn't."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says e-mail feedback to county leaders is running four to one against that stadium.

Biblical Proportions

Costco is apologizing for an error of Biblical proportions.

A pastor in Los Angeles was shopping for a gift for his wife when he saw Bibles labeled as fiction.

The chain store is blaming the error on one of its distributors and says it will immediately re-label all mis-labeled Bibles.

A New Enemy

The Norwegian Army is fighting a new enemy -- climate change. And to do so, it apparently requires sacrifice.

The AFP reports the army will put its troops on a vegetarian diet once a week -- termed "Meatless Mondays" -- to limit intake of ecologically unfriendly foods.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says livestock farming accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Norway's army estimates it would cut its meat consumption by 150 tons a year.

Environmental groups are praising the move and passing the vegetables.

Something's Not Right

And finally, something's not right with this Senate Democrats sign.

"Against" on the right side and "filibuster" are both misspelled.

And it could be argued, they intended to write, "In the history of this nation" rather than, "In this history of the nation."
A Democratic aide quickly took down the sign after we took that picture today.