Saturday, October 09, 2010

Looking for something saddening to read on this Saturday?

Here's a lengthy, and chilling, look at the Senate and White House's failure to effectively address climate change. It'll take you about 10 minutes to read, but IMO it's well worth your time. However, if you want the shorter version, here it is in two sentences:

1. There is no hope.

2. Give up.

(when I say saddening and chilling, I mean...)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Because when you think hip, you think James Carville

Even Democratic strategist James Carville was forced to admit of Christine O'Donnell 'Now, this is one hip woman,' on CNN's Crossfire.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Laudable Listening

Jon Stewart interviewed on NPR. Fair warning: You'll need to set aside about 45 minutes, but I think you'll find it well worth the time.

This is one of those "I think I agree with every single word of this" link posts

Keli Goff: Why We Shouldn't Blame the Bullies for the Recent String of LGBT Suicides

The kids doing the bullying are not really the ones at fault. The message they are receiving from adults is that today in 2010 it may not be okay to call someone the N-word on the playground, but it is okay to call someone the F-word.

Would be funny, if only...

H/t Cartoon Brew, via my friend Corey.

Monday, October 04, 2010

An open question for viewers of House (MD)

Is it me, or has the writing gone to absolute hell these past two episodes?

Isn't that giving an unfair advantage to the sexually active, straight male teacher?

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says that even though "no one" came to his defense in 2004 after he said that gay people and unwed mothers should be banned from teaching, "everyone" quietly told him that he shouldn't back down from his position.

He also implied that not banning gay people and women who have sex before marriage from teaching would be an attack on Christians, and defended his position on banning gay teachers because he holds the same position on women who have sex outside of marriage.

"[When I said those things,] no one came to my defense," he said, the Spartanberg Herald-Journal reported. "But everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn't back down. They don't want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion."