14 May 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing

We are in the very best of hands:  AG Holder hasn't even read the AZ anti-illegal immigrant law he has threatened to challenge in court.

One of my fav games in grad school:  while attending university functions, I always ended up in chats with faculty/students from one or both US coasts or from Europe. . .we would discuss literature, politics, philosophy, etc.  I loved to watch the incredulity on their faces when I told them that I was born and raised in rural Mississippi and attended public schools.  For them, this was like learning first-hand that monkeys can not only talk but read and write as well!

On the adverse consequences of training college students to hear racism, classism, and sexism in the most innocuous language.  The central hermeneutical problem with "racial awareness" dogma is that the perceptions of the hearer are given priority over the intent of the speaker.  IOW, it doesn't matter what you meant or what you actually said. . .the only thing that matters is "what I heard you say."

SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan calls Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals), “the most important legal thinker of our time."  If this is so, then why doesn't she decline B.O.'s nomination and argue that Posner be given a seat on the S.C.  Answer:  Posner is considered a conservative legal rock star. 

Venezuela is quickly becoming another example of the inevitable failure of socialism.   

Weird statues from all over the world

Insta-buttons for all your fav movie/video game/prank sound effects.

The Poet and the Thug-rose: a lesson on perspective.

Useful phrases for those times when the temptation to be a smart-a$$ just can't be resisted. 

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:45 PM

    You mean, there are people in MS who know how to read and write?!!!
    I thought we just played bingo and such.