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October 27th, 2016 - 9:59 pm § in Misc.

Trumpism: Duterte Speaks to God

PHILIPPINE LEADER DUTERTE SAYS GOD TOLD HIM TO STOP CURSINGMANILA, Philippines (AP) – The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a “son of a bitch” and told Barack Obama to “go to hell,” says he has promised to God he won’t spew expletives aga[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 8:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: Riots?

“Call me what you will, but when Mr. Trump said “Make America Great Again” those words resonated with me. I could not agree that America was already great. How can you call a country great with such a high rate of incarceration, a high rate of crime, a high level of wealth inequali[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 4:41 pm § in Misc.

Jury Acquits Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers

A federal jury has acquitted seven defendants, including two Bundy brothers, of conspiracy charges related to their armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, apparently persuaded by defense arguments that the occupation was an act of civil disobedience and protest. Earlier, 11 other def[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 2:50 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

How many Black athletes would kneel for the game?

Im sorry, but not standing for the Star Bangled Banner is something kids do at high school assemblies to protest injustice they learn about in their social studies classes. ¬†While I do applaud and admire Colin Kapernick, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, who has taking a stance against “the op[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 2:34 pm § in Misc.

Amazon Shares Fall

Amazon profit falls short, shares sink Amazon.com’s third-quarter profit and its current quarter forecast fell short of Wall Street estimates, sending shares down sharply. Alphabet says revenue up 20.2 percent, sets $7 billion share buyback[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 8:28 am § in Misc., UW

What a Girl Husky Looks LIke

Look like this, not that: UW pulls cheerleader-tryout advice after angry backlash[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 5:55 am § in Misc.

Endorsement: The Carbon Tax

Seattle Times editorial receives a failing grade. Richard Zerbe is Daniel J. Evans Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington The Times’ editorials sometimes remind me of those of my students who believed but did not analyze, who wish, as so many of our politicians do, to have the[...]