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 it's 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 nation's institutions of wealth, they didn't 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? Here's 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.

Cuba's leaders are rumored to be on the verge of lifting travel restrictions for the island's 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 Laden's 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 network's brand, such as an outline for an al-Qaida theme park and door-to-door cookie sales.

Any chance of politicizing bin Laden's 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, you'll love Transglutaminase. That's the technical name for meat glue, used by some restaurants to stick smaller pieces of meat together. And you thought a meal that "sticks to your ribs" was just an expression.

A Utah State University professor believes diners should be told if their steak is, uh, bonded. I'm 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.