Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

Liz Smith and Jo Piazza Debate at HuffPo

March 31, 2012

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See the Liz – Jo debate on America’s Unhealthy Obsession with Celebrities, over at the Huffington Post. Advertisements

Michelle Duggar On Overpopulation, and Why She’s Wrong

March 30, 2012

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In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Michelle Duggar explains that the world is not overpopulated, because if you stood the entire population of the world shoulder to shoulder, they would all fit within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida.  I was just about to fire off my rage at this absolute nonsense, but […]

Pussy Riot, Russia’s Feminist Punk Band – and Political Prisoners

March 30, 2012

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Pussy Riot is a colorful all-female punk rock group making headlines in Russia, and perhaps soon, the world, as several of their members are now jailed and their lawyer is speaking of taking their case before the International Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The band first came to light last fall during the pre-election […]

What the Hell is Happening in the Air These Days?

March 27, 2012

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Is it something in the coffee?  First, we had the incident involving a wigged-out flight attendant who was apparently off her meds and had to be carried, screaming bloody murder, off the plane after being forcibly subdued by other crewmembers and passengers.  Now, we are hearing of an incident in which another plane’s pilot wigged […]

Lila’s Tater Tot Frittata

March 27, 2012

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This has become a breakfast staple in our house, and when I go traveling to the homes of family and friends, it is a popularly demanded item!  It is made as an individual serving using a saucepan on the stovetop. 1 egg Milk 1 frozen precooked sausage link 5 – 8 Tater Tots 1 scallion, […]

Who Will Get the Republican Nomination, and is he Electable?

March 26, 2012

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As the Republican primaries churn ahead, it seems to be coming down to two main contenders:  Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.  Newt Gingrich is still in the race, but his showings have been relatively weak and he suffers from, shall we say, electability issues.  Personally, I think we can count him out, or merely as […]

Saudi Arabian Women Athletes: Is Sport Competition a Right?

March 25, 2012

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This year, for the first time ever, Saudi Arabia may send female athletes to the Olympics.  The particulars – which athletes, which sport, the attire, qualifications – are under discussion between the IOC and Saudi representatives.  The New York Times hails this progress, declaring that sports are a human right too long denied to Saudi […]

Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine

March 25, 2012

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If you enjoy classical music, you may want to check out Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine on YouTube.  Here he has various classical pieces by many of the old masters, and has set them to a scrolling visual animation of the music.  Each instrument has its color, and the patterns range up and down the […]

Geraldo Rivera Blames Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie for his Death

March 25, 2012

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On 22 March, Geraldo Rivera Tweeted, “His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.”  In the admitted “avalanche of criticism” that followed – including from his own son – Rivera has refused to back down. If Trayvon Martin’s hoodie is responsible for his death, are short skirts responsible for women’s rapes?  How is […]