Archive for January 13th, 2016

January 13th, 2016 - 5:55 pm § in Politics

“Heart doctors outraged Florida dumps hospital standards after big gifts to GOP”

I may get in copyright trouble for quoting this CNN headline verbatim, but this is one of those things that must be allowed to speak for itself. Read the story here and here. Excerpt: “The state of Florida is putting thousands of children with heart defects at risk, a group of cardiac doctors[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 5:27 pm § in Misc.

The face of a madman

John Russell Houser, a madman who killed 2 people and wounded 9 others in a Louisiana movie theater, then committed suicide as police closed in, left a note praising accused South Carolina church shooter Dylan Roof for killing 9 “niggers” but said told Roof he should have targeted “[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:12 pm § in Misc.

A Republican Voice Who is Not Repugnant

WORTH WATCHING  Full of coded comments will be interesting to see how Trump and Cruz respond to her calls for moderation in rhetoric. Comments form FB and David Preston about South Carolina and Amazon: David Preston 5 mins · Huckster Morality . Some of you will surely remember the recent flap[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 12:37 pm § in Misc.

Sorry Patty: I can not afford it!

Dear Stephen, I am writing to invite you to kick off this important election year with me by joining me for a small lunch in support of my campaign on February 5th. By far my most important job is listening to the people I represent and then going to the other Washington to share their […][...]

January 13th, 2016 - 12:33 pm § in America

Al Jazeera America shutting down

Politico:  By Joe Pompeo, Hadas Gold and Peter Sterne Al Jazeera America, a cable news channel that debuted in August 2013, is shutting down. Employees were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Al Jazeera made a mission of doing in-depth, enterprising r[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 8:43 am § in Misc.

Commentary by Chinazor: The girls of Swaziland

Chinazor Onianwah I am one who applaud the enduring beauty and colorful rites of passage for girls in Africa. In the midst of societal presures on girls to grow up faster; bombardment of sexual inuendos projecting them as sexual objects, it is good to know that a celebration of innocence still endur[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:48 am § in Misc.

Who becomes a cop or a teacher? Sending Richard Sherman to Stanford would not have made him a better cop. .

Maybe the sad economy will help, but I suspect that the effort to send everyone to college will not result in  millennials choosing  to become police officers or teachers.  I also think the idea that a college education makes people more tolerant is elitist. The issue is not about pay.  Entry l[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Needs Cooks!

Seattle has an explosive new growth of chefs.  Seems as if every new Seattle restaurant has an eager wannabe James Beard finalists.  … it is getting hard to find a place that just serves a good meal! As the Washington Post discusses, these elitist chefs need someone to .. well to cook! R[...]