Archive for October 8th, 2011

October 8th, 2011 - 12:12 pm § in Misc.

Miscegenation Nation of Republicans

Public Policy Polling asked self-identified Mississippi Republicans how they feel (PDF) about interracial marriage. And 74% of those who’d like to ban interracial marriage also have a “favorable view” of Sarah Palin. Miscegenation[...]

October 8th, 2011 - 10:26 am § in Misc.

Yom Kippur Wishes

Given how much I owe others  and the many friends I have bounced off of then lost, this seemed a unique way of expressing my feelings on this Yom Kippur Stormy Weather When an old frenemy gets back in touch, it raises the point crucial to Yom Kippur: Forgiveness doesn’t always fix everything, and[...]

October 8th, 2011 - 8:46 am § in Misc.

Faux Murdoch Scandal

The Guardian  (excerpts) John Oliver …  has a characteristically unpretentious description for the process of writing jokes about the news. It is, he explains cheerfully, “like working in a sausage factory, trying to make a palatable sausage from some of the worst ingredients you can i[...]

October 8th, 2011 - 6:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

Corporate Inflation on Campus

To the student or legislator paying tuition, or the taxpayer funding NIH,  it does not matter whether administrators are using their money to pay themselves or increase their staffs,;the difference  is a distinction with no meaning.  The focus of the public discussiion is always the same … [...]