Archive for May 16th, 2011

May 16th, 2011 - 5:09 pm § in Misc.

Michelle: Commencement Speaker at Westpoint

Michelle Obama to address West Point,  U.S. Military Academy,  3,000 grads on May 20, next Friday.[...]

May 16th, 2011 - 10:01 am § in Misc.

Head of IMF Refused Bail in New York Court

Strauss-Kahn brought before court for bail hearings. Bail was denied.[...]

May 16th, 2011 - 8:50 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: UPDATE for Sunday Revelations

BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Beck announced on his radio show Monday that he is planning to hold a rally in Jerusalem in August called “Restoring Courage.” Beck  warned his listeners “God is involved in man’s affairs, but so is the force of darkness,” Beck continued ominously.[...]

May 16th, 2011 - 8:01 am § in Schools & Colleges

Feds Replace College Faculty With Online Quizzes.

Ed: Imagine a future where a politically influenced, centralized,  federal bureaucracy can put its stamp on courseware that awards credit in evolution, economics or even American  History. This article in the Chronicle talks about a $2 billion dollar federal effort to develop open courseware.  Th[...]

May 16th, 2011 - 6:41 am § in Misc.

MLA in Seattle 2012

127th MLA Annual Convention The convention will begin on Thursday, 5 January, and end on Sunday, 8 January. Registration opens in early September for MLA members. PARTICIPATE The deadline to submit program forms and session proposals has passed (1 April). If you have already submitted program copy, [...]

May 16th, 2011 - 6:34 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: SUNDAY REVELATIONS: World to end at 7pm, PST daylight savings time, May 21

  Yesterday, The AVE carried the news that the world was schedulaed to end on may 21.  We now have more complete information. The actual time will be 6pm, Pacific Standard Time (7 pm daylight savings time). from Slate  Peter Finocchiar (excerpted) We’ve compiled an explainer below with [...]

May 16th, 2011 - 12:04 am § in America

Faux Fox Phacts About Climate Change

from Media Matters 1. Global warming “doesn’t exist” 2. 2009 was “the coldest year on record” 3. “Nearly all of the [Arctic] ice has returned” 4. “How can there be global warming if it’s snowing and it’s bitterly cold?” 5. “The [...]