Archive for June, 2016

June 30th, 2016 - 6:34 pm § in Misc.

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

Olivia deHavilland, Gone With The Wind’s last surviving cast member, will be 100 years old tomorrow. She played Melanie Wilkes in the iconic film.[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 6:30 pm § in Misc.

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June 30th, 2016 - 2:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Trump Vetts Christie for Veep

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), once a rival to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has emerged as a contender to become Trump’s vice presidential running mate. Christie, who endorsed Trump soon after he ended his own bid for the GOP nomination, is being vetted by those l[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 12:26 pm § in Misc., UW

Michael Katze, UW Professor, charged with sex abuse

Norm Arkans, the UW public relations spokesman,  has announced that UW  virus researcher Michael Katze is being charged with sexual harassment. “His conduct was inappropriate and not in any way reflective of the university’s values,” UW spokesman Norm Arkans said today in a statement posted[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 10:33 am § in Misc.

Seattle’s Congressional Race: Is Carpet Bagging OK?

I may vote for Pramila Jayapal, BUT: Before deciding how to vote, I worry that Pramila is a carpetbagger. She does not live in District 7, my District.   Pramila’s District, District 9, has a diverse population of poor refugees.  These are  immigrants fleeing poverty and war in Asia, Lati[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 9:28 am § in Misc.

Open Elections For Political Parties Can Not Work in America

The problem here is the American idea of what a political party is. To  function as a party, the D or the R needs to be a party.  A party needs a structure, ti needs leaders.  Those leaders need ot be chosen by some mechanism.  Usually that means D or R politicians who get elected also get to[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 8:46 am § in Misc.



June 30th, 2016 - 1:33 am § in Misc.

Warren for VEEP, Kennedy for Senate!

WARREN FOR VEEP KENNEDY FOR SENATE Warren seems to me to be the best possible choice as Hillary’s Veep. But, who would replace her in the Senate? The issue is not just that Mass. has a Republican Governor,  Charlie Baker.  That term would be short in Mass. because of state laws about by ele[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 7:48 pm § in Uncategorized

BUCHENWALD 126: Black Lives Matter

Ken Waltzer added 4 new photos. Intersectionality this! African American soldiers in the 183rd Combat Engineers battalion were at Buchenwald a few days after liberation seventy-one years ago. William A. Scott, Reconnaissance Sergeant, from Morehouse College, the son of the founder of the Atlanta Wor[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc., UW

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]