Much ado. . . .

Westboro Baptist Church members protest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
News Headline: “Indiana pizzeria against gay weddings collects over $800,000 in donations.”
News Headline: “$85,000 raised for Washington florist who refused gay couple.”
Or as Shakespeare observed:
“You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!”
Shakespeare was amazing.
He even foresaw the Republican base.

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We have seen the present, and it does not work

University of Oregon
News Item: “The University of Oregon has launched a nationwide search for a candidate to fill a new position intended to lead efforts against sexual violence on campus. The position–officially titled ‘Assistant Vice President for Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX’–would work to reduce sex assault by leading. . . .”
Your day may not be going well, but at least you aren’t an assistant vice president for sexual assault.

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QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Al Nash
Al Nash, who is leaving as chief of public affairs for Yellowstone National Park after nine years, reminiscing about the hardest part of the job:
“People out there who are convinced that Yellowstone is going to explode at any moment–and that we are keeping that fact from them.”
Nash assures us that these fears are without basis.
As he gets the hell out.

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