Two Developments in Annapolis

Baltimore Sun: “Global warming protest frosted with snow“:

A heavy snowfall blanketed a global warming protest outside the State House in Annapolis this morning, but it did not dampen the shouts of about 400 activists who urged lawmakers to pass the nation’s toughest greenhouse gas control law.

Washington Post: “Naval Academy Rite Might Slip Away“:

In the name of safety, the U.S. Naval Academy is considering an overhaul of one of its most bizarre traditions: the annual ritual in which a thousand first-year midshipmen struggle to conquer a 21-foot granite obelisk coated with 200 pounds of lard.

You know, we sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to climb a greased obelisk.

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