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Today marks the annual Congressionally-mandated ritual of disrespecting the Constitution in the name of pleasing the pious. [Continued at NaPP, with music video...]
“Yer goin’ all soft on me, Luis, I swear,” growls one cop to his partner. He then proposes the following to a couple just busted for drug possession, “You go. We keep the evidence. And one more thing: your girlfriend gives us a little...Show More Summary
I try to listen to this song every May Day. Unite in the comments or, hey, use it as an open thread.
Author’s note – I recently promised myself that I would try to get better about formatting would-be lengthy comments as separate posts. This post is part of that effort. At the 49th, Jonathan McLeod discusses a Canadian case centering...Show More Summary
Always keeping up with the hot topics of thirty years ago, Canadian icon/embarrassment Don Cherry made news this week when he declared that a men’s locker room was no place for female reporters. You might think that these journalists are just harmlessly doing their job, but apparently they’re bringing grave shame to coaches and players. Show More Summary
The older students in my school are currently doing some writing assessments. One of the prompts the 6th grade received was: “Imagine you are the king of your own country. Describe what it would look like and how it would function.” I was tutoring a 6th grader and helping him with the piece. Show More Summary
Over at Mindless Diversions, we’re thinking about getting together, virtually, and playing some games. If this is something you hadn’t realized you’d always wanted, stop over and talk about it.
Atlantic Premiers are all riled up about changes to Employment Insurance, again. Seasonal, resource-based jobs cannot survive without EI supporting workers through the off-season. These industries, the Premiers contend, are vital to Canada, and, thus, it is worth it to have the federal government subsidizing them lest they wither and die. [Continue reading @ The 49th]
Asking questions is dangerous business. I have friends and acquaintances who, after completing an inquisition into their own religious beliefs, forsook their religion, kicked the dust from their feet, and hit the road for a stroll in...Show More Summary
There I was, enjoying some left-over pasta and a diet Canadian Dry on my lunch break. “Time to read something,” I thought. So I browsed my favorites tab in search of something meaty to sink my teeth into–maybe a rant from Glenn Greenwald or a cool-headed rebuke from Conor Friedersdorf. Show More Summary
A tale of the modern development quandary: “What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?” From the article: To the players who played the cracked version! I’m not mad at you. When...Show More Summary
It’s amazing how dreams can make you re-feel emotions that have long-since passed. I had one of those dreams last night. Woke up, remembered how long-since passed the experience was. How I got my happy ending with someone else. How, for that matter, in the end I was the dumper and she was the dumpee. Show More Summary
Ken White at Popehat exposes the biggest conspiracy of all in the Tsarnaev case. Maybe I was wrong last week, after all.
From today’s Boston Herald (via memeorandum): The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned. Show More Summary
A few hours ago, the entire world of sports journalism came to a momentary stop as the New York Jets formally announced their release of backup quarterback Tim Tebow. In many ways, this parting of the ways was quite pedestrian. Going...Show More Summary
NBA center Jason Collins has become the first major American male team athlete to come out as gay while still competing. He had this to say on the decision: “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. Show More Summary
I don’t mean to turn this blog into Shit My Krugman Says, but this, on the underlying politics of austerity, is just too on-the-mark to ignore: [T]he anti-Keynesian position is, in essence, political. It’s driven by hostility to active...Show More Summary
So making the rounds on Facebook right now is this video: Basically, it’s that Volkswagon makes (here in the US, allegedly) a car that gets over 60 miles to the gallon. But we can’t sell it here because the per-gallon emissions are excessive and the regulations don’t care if that is more than compensated by better mileage. Show More Summary
by Mad Rocket Scientist During the last weekend in March, I was able to once again participate as Judge in the Seattle Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. This was my second year doing so, and I certainly hope I will be able to continue...Show More Summary