Writing for tomorrow, day 57, it’s 86° at my desk and, if it stays cloudy, it may be no worse. Tomorrow and Sunday there is a 30% chance for rain. Oh Lord! Pleeeeeeeeease!!!! On a negative note, I just fell through the Donut Hole.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:04 (average 5:46). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: While I share Prince’s frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like to go on record and state that the media isn’t focusing on issues I care about. They seem to be far more focused on entertainment and making money.
Don’t believe me?
If you know anyone who still believes in a "liberal media," here’s 15 things everyone would know if there really were a "liberal media"
Click through for a gut wrenching list list that will leave no doubt in your mind,
From Alternet: Laughable: Rumor of Tea Party Boycott of Ebony Magazine Spreads After Trayvon Martin Cover
Dang! How can Ebony Magazine survive if they lose the Hood and Sheet contingent of their supporters?!!? 😉
From CREDO: The Texas Taliban — also known as the right-wing majority on the Texas State Board of Education — wants to revise the state’s standards for science textbooks to require the addition of religious pseudoscience when teaching subjects like biology. And this isn’t just bad news for Texas schoolchildren, because the Texas standards will impact the textbooks used by millions of students nationwide.
The Texas State Board of Education recently invited a small group of people to review the biology textbooks that will be used for the next eight years, starting in 2014. But more than half of the reviewers are right-wing religious ideologues,1 some of whom are even skeptics of Darwin’s theory of evolution — considered one of the most reliably established facts in science, and a central tenet of biology.2
The ultimate goal of these sham textbook reviews — and Texas Board of Education curriculum reform — is to enshrine right-wing ideology into Texas textbooks. What’s worse, because of the scale of production of these textbooks, the dictates of the Texas State Board of Education will be included in textbooks used by millions of students in other states.
We can’t let them get away with replacing long-accepted scientific principles with religious pseudoscience and propaganda.3
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