Archive for April, 2011

April 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Ave Challenge: Why Does Tennessee Care About This Man?

By a vote of 70-28, the Tennessee House of Representatives has approved a bill based on this man’s teachings.  The bill purports to:: a. Protect freedom of speech for teachers. b. Privatize Tennessee’s schools. c. Prevent openly gay people from teaching in public schools. d. Make a holi[...]

April 28th, 2011 - 4:20 pm § in Uncategorized

POLITICS: Rick Santorum Channels Langston Hughes

A student in New Hampshire asked  Rick Santorum if he knew that the choice of his campaign slogan, “Fighting to make America America again,” was borrowed from the “pro-union poem by the gay poet Langston Hughes.”          Let America be America again. Let it be the drea[...]

April 28th, 2011 - 8:28 am § in America

Exactly How Stupid is Our Governor?

Ans. How Stupid Is the Marijuana Community?? from HorsesAss Lee, 04/27/2011, Ed. Occasionally I cross post from Lee Rosenberg to show how the political madness is not restricted to Donald Trump and the Tea Party. My reason for doing this has nothing to do with the issue of marijuana. Legalizing mari[...]

April 28th, 2011 - 8:11 am § in Uncategorized

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies

OR .. buy it used for $35. Michael Eisen, associate professor of molecular and cell biology | from Berkeley Blog 4/26/11 | A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental […][...]

April 28th, 2011 - 6:58 am § in Politics

Humor: The West Trump Ticket for President

Brother Cornell West  should run with Brother Trump as Veep. They certainly would get the hair dresser award! Cornell could do this as a sabbatical, beginning with visitng Alaska to study  polemics with Palin. Princeton could help by giving Trump an honorary doctorate.  Maybe Trump would reciproc[...]

April 28th, 2011 - 2:01 am § in America

Presidential Politics

Why DID John Huntsman return from China? If he isn’t running for President, what could be his ambition? I wonder if he might not succeed Michael Young as President at University of Utah? As a prominent Mormon, a moderate Republican  and President at UU, he and Young would be in an intriguing [...]

April 27th, 2011 - 12:47 pm § in Politics, Saudi Arabia

Higher Ed News from Saudi Arabia

Higher education meet to host 372 global universities JEDDAH: Under the aegis of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, the second annual conference on higher education will kick off at Riyadh Exhibitions in Riyadh on Tuesday. The conference is scheduled to last for four days. New scientis[...]

April 27th, 2011 - 11:26 am § in Uncategorized

Scott Ridder Goes to Jail

from Blatherwatch Ah, the memories. We remember well, the late, late-night KIRO talk host Mike Webb commiserating with Scott Ritter  about how they both were victims of “political prosecutions,” if not “persecutions.”  Web was murdered with an ax, now…. Ritter, once a[...]

April 27th, 2011 - 9:47 am § in America

Al Jazeera on Malcom X Panel

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April 27th, 2011 - 9:27 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA, Clinton in State.

Ed. What a power team!  Obama seems to be hitting his stride! AP sources: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA Wednesday – 4/27/2011, 11:09am  ET FILE – CIA Director Leon Panetta testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Feb. 10, 2011 file[...]