Archives for September 16, 2009

Higher Education != Higher Intelligence

Amanda got her official letter today indicating that she has a Masters Degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota. This letter is important because it is what she shows her school HR department so they can give her the tiny raise teachers get if they have a Masters Degree. They U sent it by…

History of the Unix Operating System

Unix is like a colored rotating box within a colored rotating box within a colored rotating box.

Yellow Submarine in 3D

Disney plans to remake Yellow Submarine … in 3D. What I want to know is, how did the Blue Meanies get hold of the rights to this film anyway?

St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Bill Foster believes, contrary to the overwhelming majority of scientists, that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. He believes the world literally was created in six days, and he once complained to school officials when his son was taught about Darwin’s theory of evolution in fifth grade. Is that relevant to the campaign…

A couple of weeks ago, I published a very controversial post titled “Maybe We Should Have Elected a White President After All” about the ongoing, possibly growing racism in connection with Obama’s presidency. The idea that a lot of the anti-Obama, including anti-health care reform, rhetoric and action was racially motivated was understood by some…

What do we do about Mike H?

I’m getting bored playing with Mike H. I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I’ve replaced most of the links to his blog, Crook’s Shadow, with alternative, funny links. That is partly because I don’t want to accidentally give his blog any technorati (or other) cred, and partly because it amuses me. But…

How racism works

A follow-up on “Racist Act at Health Care Forum …”

Ostracize Josh

A man from Rogers, Minnesota…a small town in the Sixth Congressional District represented by Michele Bachmann…went through the trouble of strapping on his Glock .40 caliber handgun and dropping his Kel Tec 380 in his pocket before visiting the site of President Obama’s talk last Saturday in Minneapolis. His name is Josh Hendrickson and both…

Senator Claire McCaskill’s health care forum. You can’t see much detail, but when a couple of black women in an all white room are dragged off by the police, I figure they were probably victims of the growing racism we are seeing in this discourse.

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