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September 17th, 2020 - 4:27 pm § in Schools & Colleges

University of Georgia keeps football and bans voting

The University of Georgia, to protect its students, banned on-campus voting and tailgating at football games. This obviously was a tough decision for a school ranked #13 nationally in tailgating (see ranking here). It didn’t eliminate football games or fraternities, although the university dec[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 8:30 am § in Donald Trump, Health, Schools & Colleges

Schools open, teachers die

More evidence the Covid-19 crisis is mismanaged? Earlier this week, this blog picked up a story of a South Carolina teacher who died just 3 days after first displaying Covid-19 symptoms. (Read that posting here.) Then, a couple days later, Newsweek reported that “six teachers in Iowa, Mississi[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 12:10 am § in America, China, Schools & Colleges

Speak Chinese!

This article contains news with sarcastic commentary. The Chinese word “neige” (內閣, assuming Google Translate works, but I won’t vouch for that; I may actually be talking about kitchen cabinets) is not the American slang word “——” (“——&[...]

September 10th, 2020 - 7:14 pm § in Humor, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Do you know left from right?

This article is independently confused political satire. Or maybe just dyslexic. When we say “left” we usually mean left, and when we say right we usually mean right. I say “usually” because, for some reason, I always put conservatives to my left and liberals to my right. Wik[...]

September 6th, 2020 - 2:13 am § in Humor, Politics, Schools & Colleges

I guess they didn’t have my college English instructor

News report: “The Oregon Republican Party’s statement for the state voters’ pamphlet arrived 29 seconds too late and won’t appear in the guide mailed to voters for the November election, officials say.” To read their excuses, bleating, and whining, click here. When I was in college[...]

September 3rd, 2020 - 12:51 pm § in Humor, Schools & Colleges

Playing hooky in 2020

News spiked with eccentric humor. “Police have arrested a Florida high school student for alleged cyberattacks that rendered the Miami-Dade school district’s remote learning platform almost impossible to use,” NBC News reported on Thursday, September 3, 2020. An “unnamed 16-year-[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 6:11 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

The University of Alabama now has 1,366 Covid-19 cases

At the University of Alabama, 1,200 students and 166 faculty members have tested positive for Covid-19 after a week on campus. The school has about 38,500 students and ~1,957 faculty. The university’s president called that “unacceptable” and warned it threatens to force closure of [...]

August 26th, 2020 - 5:21 pm § in Health, Humor, News Media, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Fox rejects anti-Trump ad from teachers union

This article is part news, partially opinion, and quite a bit of satire for people who still have a sense of humor Fox News has refused to air a 30-second ad criticizing Trump’s Covid-19 response submitted by the American Federation of Teachers’ Super PAC, which it has every right to do.[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 8:31 am § in China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Israel/Palestine, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Schools & Colleges

The Unofficial 2020 GOP Platform

The GOP hasn’t released a platform (in case you didn’t notice), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have one. They simply don’t want you to see it. So, here’s an unofficial version from David Frum (photo), a conservative Republican and former Bush speechwriter, extra[...]