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Published: Monday, May 7 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

A protestor breaks the window of a McDonald\'s restaurant storefront with his skateboard during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. (Associated Press) A protestor breaks the window of a McDonald\'s restaurant storefront with his skateboard during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. (Associated Press)

The weather turned nice last week, so Occupy protesters decided it was OK to come out again. Just to show the nation they still are a force for peaceful protest, they smashed windows and cars in downtown Seattle and Oakland and tried to blow up a bridge in Cleveland.

Ah, you know itís springtime when you hear that first crack of the bat, on glass.

The Occupy organizers tried to distance themselves from the violence. Apparently, when they told supporters they wanted to tear down the nationís institutions of wealth, they didnít mean it literally.

If the 99 percent really acted this way, we would all be sleeping in caves next to our clubs.

Think politics is nutty? Hereís evidence that the non-campaign season has officially not begun: President Obama went to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the assassination of Osama bin Laden to make a non-campaign speech reminding Americans what a great thing he did by ordering that action.

Mitt Romney immediately said it was out of bounds for the president to talk about good things he has actually done.

Cubaís leaders are rumored to be on the verge of lifting travel restrictions for the islandís citizens. Word is that cheap apartments in Havana will soon be available in abundance, along with some well-preserved cars from the 1950s.

Last week the government released some letters and notes found in Osama bin Ladenís compound during the raid that killed him. Officials did not release some of the less significant bin Laden things they found, such as:

Reminder to self to use Donald Duck voice when ordering pizza delivery

A schedule of who is responsible for treats at regular meeting of evil masterminds

Other plans for improving the terrorist networkís brand, such as an outline for an al-Qaida theme park and door-to-door cookie sales.

Any chance of politicizing bin Ladenís notes went out the window when it was discovered he not only thought Vice President Joe Biden was incompetent, he thought Fox News was unprofessional, too.

If you liked pink slime, youíll love Transglutaminase. Thatís the technical name for meat glue, used by some restaurants to stick smaller pieces of meat together. And you thought a meal that ďsticks to your ribsĒ was just an expression.

A Utah State University professor believes diners should be told if their steak is, uh, bonded. Iím not sure how sticky the stuff is, but that kind of information is liable to make diners come unglued.

Jay Evensen is the associate editor of the Deseret News editorial page. Follow him on Twitter @jayevensen.

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