Archive for April 22nd, 2011

April 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Republicans as Racists

The Weekly has obtained a copy of an email sent to fellow conservatives this week by Marilyn Davenport, a Southern California Tea Party activist and member of the central committee of the Orange County Republican Party. Under the words, “Now you know why no birth certificate,” there&#[...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm § in America

Poon Caught in Unfunny Prank

Ed. Why is this funny? It is funny to ME because the National Lampoon grew out of my college humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon.  Only Harvards (what we call ourselves) could pull off creating a national commercial success out of a college prank pub.  Still not funny?  Well, the nationalization [...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm § in The Ave Scene

Dinner with Northwest’s leading Politicians …

On Thursday, April 28th, the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI)is holding its Spring Fundraising Gala at the Community Center at Mercer View, 82346 SE 24th Street on Mercer Island (map). The reception begins at 6:30 PM and the main program begins at 7:15 PM.   This is your chance to hang out[...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 12:12 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Why the “Research Paper” Isn’t Working

from Blog  U By Barbara Fister April 12, 2011 9:30 pm EDT On our panel I questioned the fetish of citation correctness, Doug Downs and ZuZu Feder examined the double standard that we impose on students (are we so careful of whether we need a colon or a comma in that part of a citation? […][...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 am § in Misc., UW

White Smoke Seen, UW to announce choice for president Monday

as predicted on TheAVE, white smoke can be seen rising from Husky Tower! Report from Seattle Times from Seattle Times by Katherine Long The University of Washington said today it expects to name its final choice for president on Monday. Listed on the agenda for a Monday morning meeting of the UWR[...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 9:54 am § in Misc., UW

URGENT Call to UW Students from MoveOn

The Briefcase Brigade Students and graduates are taking matters into their own hands to show that they’re ready for work—but the jobs just aren’t there. They want Congress to do its job by focusing on job creation. All around the country, they’re organizing themselves into “[...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 9:37 am § in Politics

Tea Party Comes to Finland

HELSINKI, Finland — There is hardly a country on the continent that has been a more steadfast supporter of the European Union than Finland. For more than 20 years, the voters here have returned the same three parties to power in various coalition governments, with few changes in policies. The True[...]