I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more striking example of Intelligence vs. Ignorance and Enlightenment vs. Dogma. I wish I believed in hell so I could be certain the idiot Talibs were destined for it. Ehsanullah Ehsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Yousafzai “is the […]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10brooks.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin David Brooks discusses the anti-“elite”, populist thinking that has turned Republicans from the Party of Lincoln* into the Party of Palin. The political effects of this trend have been obvious. Republicans have alienated the highly educated regions – Silicon Valley, northern Virginia, the suburbs outside of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Raleigh-Durham. The West […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070828/ap_en_ot/odd_miss_teen_south_carolina_1;_ylt=ApFHTMC.wzXJXTJksLLE7w0E1vAI Intellectually-deficient American teen beauty pageant contestant (and boy, aren’t there a whack of redundancies in there) flubs a question about geography. Or geographic philosophy and American pedagogy, anyway: …She was again asked why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map. “I would love to re-answer that question,” Upton said. “Well personally, […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070824/wl_uk_afp/entertainmentbritain;_ylt=Ap_SMe_BiGPASJp5x9pC61X9xg8F Queen guitarist Brian May was on Thursday awarded a doctorate, more than 30 years after he first began studying a highly specialised area of astronomy. This is rather neat news – I doubt if any “sadcore” band members have even moped their way through high school, and I hope Brian May managed to sneak […]
http://www.grasslands.ab.ca/ Surprisingly (even for me), my job is not Stumble-related. Given how much time I spend during the slow periods (which are diminishing, with Xmas upcoming), it sometimes feels as though it is. Anyway, I had to call a school board today, and got the number off their website, which includes this creepy, creepy graphic: […]
http://assu.sa.utoronto.ca/anticalendar.php A priceless resource that should be mandatory reading for any UofT student!