Here is last week’s question: Which party holds the majority in the Senate?
C. Neither, the Senate is split with 50 Rs and 50 Ds.
D. I thought only the House of Representatives could spend money.
The answer is “A”. There are 50 Republican senators, 48 Democrats and two Independents (Angus King and Bernie Sanders). The media seems to have forgotten this fact and consistently describes the Senate as evenly split!
Here is the new question of the week:
Maine’s lobster industry is struggling to cope with high fuel prices and over regulation. In particular, new restrictions on gear and fishing grounds are causing discontent. These new regulations are intended to protect the endangered Northern Atlantic Right whale. How did the Right whale get its name?
A. When the Right whale blows, the water spout arcs to the right.
B. Unlike the promiscuous Minke whale, Right whales mate for life and generally have conservative values.
C. Right whale blubber contains a high-grade whale oil and thus these whales were once considered the “right whales” to harvest.
D. The whale is named after Thomas Right, a biologist who lived on Nantucket Island in the early 1700’s.