Archive for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014 - 8:13 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Defense of the Huskies

I feel sad that Ana Mari Cauce, a Provost who is “very much one of the faculty” has to be defensive over the UW’s athletic program. I wrote this last November  after seeing several emails on the AAUP listserv reacting to a huge salary for our football coach.   The original post[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 4:33 pm § in Hypocrisy

Bill O’Reilly Criticizes Media for Faux Facts

The self righteous Faux Truth Teller Disses CNN for Making Money off of Malaysian Air 370.  Bill’s outrage is awesome, especially given Murdoch’s own devotion to making up scandals to sell adverts.[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 2:19 pm § in Misc.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Why does ANYONE want to live there? The Maps Part II

A few days ago, on the anniversary of Charleston’s celebrations of its resistance to the War of Northern Aggression (aka the Civil War) TA published a list of maps showing that South Carlina may be the worst of place to live in the US.  These maps showed the Palmetto State as having the worst[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 2:02 pm § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Is Snohomish County Effectively Bankrupt?

It would seem so, because by all appearances, the county was negligent in issuing building permits for the now-buried houses below Slide Hill. The risk of this hill collapsing has been known for years, and the county apparently was warned, but seems to have ignored the danger. Now, dozens are dead, [...]

March 25th, 2014 - 2:02 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA: Support free speech

Set of 8 Magnets – Study of Perspective Series This very cool set of 8 magnets features 6 works from Weiwei’s series “A Study In Perspective”, as well as a portrait of the artist and a quote. The magnets are resin coated and come in a plastic storage container. Each… fr[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 9:35 am § in Jews, Misc.

Jews who are a Shanda to the Jewish community

Madoff, aside from the damage he did to many individuals, devastated a large number of Jewish charities.[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 8:40 am § in The Ave Scene

HORSESASS: Goldy calls out the Seattle Times over Taxes

Over at HorsesAss, David Goldstein rags on an editorial in the Times. The editorial complains that Seattle may loose another corporate headquarters and blames that loss on our lack of state moneys for infrastructure and education.  Goldy, as usual. says that the Tokes ought to support an income tax[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 4:12 am § in Misc.

Training The Next Generation of Yihadists

Saudis volunteers hardened by wars in Syria, Iraq join al Qaeda in Yemen Reuter reports that Saudi Islamist militants have left the battlefields of Syria and Iraq for Yemen, where their experience appears to have contributed to a spate of lethal al Qaeda attacks. Car bomb damages local intelligence [...]