Archive for October 4th, 2015

October 4th, 2015 - 4:58 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Textbook calls slaves “workers”; student’s mom cries foul

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill has backed down — sort of — after a Houston mom stirred up a firestorm over the wording of her son’s geography textbook that referred to African slaves as “workers” and “immigrants.” McGraw-Hill said it would change the wording[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 4:33 pm § in Uncategorized

South Carolina’s governor calls rain a “thousand year event”

Read the story here. But hey, there’s no climate change.[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 2:38 pm § in Uncategorized

Trump promises to cut his own taxes; deficits would soar

Now that experts have had a chance to parse Donald Trump’s tax proposals, it’s clear that one of the major beneficiaries would be Donald Trump: TRUMP: “It reduces or eliminates most of the deductions and loopholes available to special interests and to the very rich. In other words,[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 11:10 am § in Misc.

DAVID PRESTON : How to Prevent Mass Shootings: Fight Back!

So let’s make a pact with ourselves as Americans to not go quietly. Violence is a fact of life. Always has been, always will be. Historically, people who show themselves willing to defend their lives and property against an attack always make out better than those who beg for mercy or try to n[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 10:28 am § in Misc.

URGENT: Seattle’s Third District Debate is Tonight!


October 4th, 2015 - 9:40 am § in Misc.

Why Racism is Wrong

This the Oregon shooter.  If I ask about his race, I will be called a bigot.  Does it matter where this man’s ancestors came from?[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 9:32 am § in Christianity, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The Flood Comes to South Carolina

So, South Carolina is suffering from a severe flood. Given that state’s history of crimes against humanity and its celebration of Christian fundamentalism. Maybe the time has come for South Carolina to elect folks who do not think Jesus will protect them from climate change? Maybe this is God[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 1:58 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 80: The Children

After I posted the picture of the starving child feeding another child, a troll, presumably Bill Quick, took the trouble to research the picture.  You can see his comment below. I appreciate the correction but wish he cared more for the message. These 900 children from Buchenwald are now in their n[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 1:44 am § in Misc.