Yesterday, I enjoyed catching up and, after collecting all the data for today’s Monthly Report, enjoying a nap. I also cooked a huge pot of my infamous, thrice-burning chili and would love to invite a few Republicans over to enjoy the green cloud. ;-) Later, I shall meditate upon the Ellipsoid Orb. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow appears routine.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:18 (average 5:24). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights For Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending
What an eye opener that was! As for segregation, I trust the Republic an Party would be just as happy with the original intent of the words.
From NY Times: America’s fiscal condition will be altered without a deal between President Obama and the Republicans in Congress. But not radically so, and in many cases not immediately.
This budget stalemate is unlike the many previous ones that threatened to cause a government shutdown. Agencies are not facing the immediate loss of authority to spend money. The danger of defaulting on the nation’s financial obligations is not at great as it was during the 2011 impasse over raising the nation’s borrowing limit. And some of the tax and spending changes would not be felt for months.
The point here is that bouncing on the fiscal speed bump, while not desirable, is not the a catastrophe worthy of the fear with which the media is hyping it. Accepting a bad deal would be far more harmful.
From Think Progress: Charles Murray, a scholar at the leading conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute [neocons delinked], may be the most influential populizer of racist views in the country. His book The Bell Curve, which posits that black people are genetically less intelligent than whites, practically spawned an entire field of scholarship devoted to debunking it. His most recent book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 even made an appearance on the campaign trial during the recent presidential election.
Murray, however, appears to have set aside his retrograde views about race in order to tout equally backwards views about gender. In a short piece on AEI’s website, Murray recently suggested [neocons delinked] that “benevolent sexism” might be “healthy.”
As I have been saying, they didn’t learn a damn thing. All their noise to the contrary is propaganda.