Archive for May, 2011

May 31st, 2011 - 8:06 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Breitbart Strikes Again: How to slander democrats

Rep. Anthony Weiner exploring legal action over ‘Weinergate’ fiasco Published on May 30th, 2011 Written by: Eric W. Dolan Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is consulting  lawyers after it was reported that the New York congressman sent a racy photo to a female college student from Seattle via Twit[...]

May 31st, 2011 - 7:44 am § in America

Gehry Melts Manahattan?

Reminiscent of the transforming architecture in the movie Inception, Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower in New York appears to be in motion.  The trademark morphing, rippled effect of Gehry’s work is stamped on the 1.1 million square foot Beekman Tower  anchoring it as one of the tallest buildings in[...]

May 31st, 2011 - 1:36 am § in China, Hypocrisy

US Cultural Cowardice: Art World Condones Chinese Censorship of Art

….from the Wall Street Journal:(excerpts) And what is the art world doing about China’s imprisonment (of world famous artist Ai WaiWai)? Not much. “We are aghast that this has happened and intend to protest as best we can,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.director Hugh D[...]

May 31st, 2011 - 1:23 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafhi Gets TV opposition.

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s rebels have launched their first homegrown satellite TV station, Libya Alhurra, or “Free Libya.”  In a land where interneyt access is very limited, Libya Alhurra will counter the  powerful media machine which churns out Moammar Gadhafi’s message,[...]

May 31st, 2011 - 12:37 am § in Misc.

Is there a Spanish word for “Uncle Tom?”

Rubio seen as ducking immigration issues Despite touting his parents’ Cuban heritage and his wife’s Colombian roots, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t taking the lead on immigration legislation — and that’s drawing the ire of those who put him in office. One answer I found on the web: The most i[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Generals and family members, 120 army members defect from Gaddafi

ROME – Eight Libyan army officers appeared in Rome on Monday, saying they were part of a group of as many as 120 military officials and soldiers who defected from Muammar Gaddafi’s side in recent days. Al Arabiya television said 120 Libyan officers had arrived in Rome. The Libyan ambassador [...]

May 30th, 2011 - 10:36 am § in Hypocrisy, Science

Blasphemy: The War on Science

Right and left are equal opportunity abusers of science .. whenever science is in the way, bith sides discard it.  A good example is this post from Lee Rosenberg, the marijuana fanatic at Horses Ass.: Drug War Roundup by Lee, 05/29/2011, 9:28 PM – This Thursday, June 2, multiple former world [...]

May 30th, 2011 - 9:21 am § in Misc.

from USA Today Study finds brain differences based on faith By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service DURHAM, N.C. — For decades, mainline Protestants have been beset by bad news: declining numbers, aging membership, waning cultural influence.A new study from Duke University Medical Center, however,[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 6:49 am § in America

Los Angeles Issues Gold Card for VIP Parking Violations

from L.A. now Los Angeles residents are up in arms over the existence of the “Gold Card,” a plastic parking bureau card distributed to city offices that includes a special phone number. The obscure Gold Card Services Desk allowed the mayor and other elected officials to expedite citation[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 6:29 am § in Misc.

A letter from David Reber, who teaches high school biology in Lawrence KS.

Via Progressive Review Mr. Duncan, I read your Teacher Appreciation Week letter to teachers, and had at first decided not to respond. Upon further thought, I realized I do have a few things to say. I’ll begin with a small sample of relevant adjectives just to get them out of the way: condescen[...]