Archive for March 10th, 2015

March 10th, 2015 - 9:25 pm § in Misc.

New Mexico legislator under fire for stupid rape remark

During a committee hearing last week on a bill to strip convicted rapists of parental rights, New Mexico state Rep. Kenny Martinez, a Democrat, said “rape is defined in many ways, and some of it is just drunken college sex.” When Republicans criticized his remark, Martinez fired back at them by [...]

March 10th, 2015 - 9:01 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Do expelled Oklahoma U. students deserve forgiveness?

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has a history of racism. Parker Rice, one of two students expelled from Oklahoma University today, and an ex-member of the now-disbanded OU chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, issued a statement tonight apologizing for the incident and denying he’s[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 8:22 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson’s city manager is fired

Ferguson city manager John Shaw, 39, was fired by the Ferguson city council tonight. A news release said Shaw’s departure is “effective immediately,” the Seattle Times reported. Shaw issued a statement claiming he “never instructed the police department to target African America[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 7:38 pm § in Misc.

What Do You Do When Politicians Commit Treason?

As of tonight, the petition to the  White House urging charges be filed against “against the 47 U.S. senators in violation of The Logan Act” has passed the 100,000 signature threshold required for an official response from the White House. For those of us who remember the last time events[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 7:33 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Swedish researchers confirm that drunken frat boys are stupid

Swedish researchers have found a correlation between intelligence and alcohol consumption in young males, with dumber young men more likely to indulge in heavy drinking and binge drinking, CBS News reports. According to this study, “a young adult male’s risk of heavy drinking increases [...]

March 10th, 2015 - 6:56 pm § in Misc.

Meet Senator Loose Cannon

Sen. Tom Cotton, the instigator and author of that outrageously irresponsible (and arguably illegal) letter to Iran aimed at undermining the official foreign policy of the United States of America, is one of the youngest and least experienced members of Congress. He served only one term in the House[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 4:23 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Legislature okays WSU med school

Nearly 100 years ago, in 1917, the Washington legislature divvied up academic responsibilities between the University of Washington and Washington State University. The UW got law, medicine, forestry, library sciences, and fisheries; WSU got agriculture, agricultural economics, and veterinary medi[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 3:11 pm § in Misc.

What Hath Fox Wrought?


March 10th, 2015 - 3:06 pm § in Politics

Meet a Republican intellectual

This is what passes for deep reflective thought among the Republican intelligentsia nowadays. Michael Willette is, believe it or not, an actual Republican state senator in Maine. (Click here for source.)  [...]

March 10th, 2015 - 2:49 pm § in Misc.

Fox pundits whine about Obama hogging Selma limelight

“This morning on Fox & Friends the Kurvy Kouch Potatoes devoted the whole of their Selma segment to complaining about a photo that appeared in the New York Times. Later, the ladies of ‘Outnumbered’ did the same thing. The photo in question was of President Obama walking arm-in[...]