Archive for February 13th, 2016

February 13th, 2016 - 6:59 pm § in Misc.


Chinazor Onianwah shared Paparazzi PRESS‘s photo As a child growing up in my hometown, Ibusa, I did a lot of abominable stuff any child would. I recall a neighbor telling my grandmother she had seen me throwing pebbles at her rooster. My grandma tore her into shreds. She defended me without as[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 3:18 pm § in Politics

TWO VIEWS: Justice Scalia is dead!!! Who’s next?

Two Views: ROGER RABBIT: The world just changed. Justice Antonin Scalia has died. I wonder if Republicans will claim the Clintons murdered him? I haven’t checked Drudge yet. President Obama now has the opportunity to switch the Supreme Court majority from conservative to liberal if he can get [...]

February 13th, 2016 - 2:22 pm § in Misc.

Does anybody remember the Spanish Civil War?

Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey ahead of intervention against Isis in Syria Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey’s Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria.   The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 1:49 pm § in Misc., UW

Who Runs the UW? The Faculty or the Hired Administrators?

Rajib Dooga This time a question that has been lurking at the back of my mind ever since first year of grad school.  I’m hoping list members can help me “scratch this old itch.” Please note that this is not about any specific action or event, and most definitely not about the proximate trigge[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

David Brewester: The Year of the Angry Voter

David Brewster I happened to be at a party with a distinguished statesman the other night, and he wondered out loud why voters seem to be so angry this year. We are not at war, there are no scandals in high office, our economy is better than nearly all other countries, we are defusing issues [&helli[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 12:27 pm § in Misc.

Trolls on TA

SIGHH …. I would guess this is William Quick. “Beanie” left a comment on the Buchewald thread.  I suppose it could be someone else.  This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification     THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAG[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 10:43 am § in Misc.

A Norwegian View of Sanders and Clinton

Knut Robert Knutsen Bernie Sanders is the first to say that he cannot accomplish everything he WANTS to do without a more progressive congress. The thing about Sanders is that he has aspirations. An endgame that requires action from the electorate and that requires more progressive candidates to see[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 10:22 am § in Misc.

Happy Valentine’s Day