Friday, May 22, 2009

File Under Irony

According to CNN, Liberty University revoked its recognition for the College Democrats since the college group "stood against the moral principles" held by the school and therefore could no longer be sanctioned. The faculty representative was told by administration: "'You can't be a Democrat and be a Christian and be a university representative.'"



I think Garland Greene said it best: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

Congrats Dr. Supadiscomama.....

Here's looking at you...

Is this funny, or is it completely inappropriate?

I read this article a "Hot for Teacher" night that is being held at a Seattle night club. I can't decide if I'm amused or disgusted. . .

Congrats to Dr. Supadiscomama!!!!

Poem for the Day

"If I Could Only Live at the Pitch That is Near Madness," Richard Eberhart

If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness
When everything is as it was in my childhood
Violent, vivid, and if infinite possibility:
That the sun and the moon broke over my head.

Then I cast time out of the trees and fields.
Then I stood immaculate in the Ego;
Then I eyed the world with all delight,
Reality was the perfection of my sight.

And time has big handles on the hands,
Fields and trees a way of being themselves.
I saw battalions of the race of mankind
Standing solid, demanding a moral answer.

I gave the moral answer and I died
And into a realm of complexity came
Where nothing is possible but necessity
And the truth wailing there like a red babe.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

For Roof

Randy Jackson wore a bow tie during last night's American Idol finale.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Harrogate Offers A Public Apology

Harrogate is going to keep this short. Mostly because the person he needs to apologize to has no idea about the existence of this blog. But the truth is that in the past, Harrogate has several times maligned the blog, Little Green Footballs, as a far right extremist website.

This was never true, though at the time Harrogate sincerely thought it was. But since Obama's victory it has become quite clear that this blog, run by Charles Johnson, is a firecely centrist blog, far more centrist philosophically that Harrogate himself. Johnson has taken a brave stand against the Right who loved him during the Bush years, with respect to defending science and civil liberties for all. Harrogate disagrees with LGF's view of the international landscape and what to do about it, but that does not excuse the caricature with which he has painted LGF in the past.

Having followed the blog for the last few months, Harrogate apologizes.