Workers of the World Unite!

This is an outrage! Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites, a company spokesman said.The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company’s new alcohol policy, which allows them to drink…… Continue reading Workers of the World Unite!

March Madness (Hitler style)

I love when these get posted so here is another one.  This is about how I felt upon realization that I didn’t pick a single final four team.  NOT ONE!!  The last 30 seconds are priceless. This is a fun little video of a cousin I have (by marriage) that plays pro ball in Taiwan.  He’s…… Continue reading March Madness (Hitler style)

If you have to sell what you signed, then you signed garbage

I don’t recall this ever happening but it appears that on the heels of signing ObamaCare into law, the President is about the hit the road. . . to sell ObamaCare.  Seems a bit backwards but what do I know? Passing health care reform is clearly a major political victory for President Obama, but it’s not…… Continue reading If you have to sell what you signed, then you signed garbage

Our obsession with race (and dolls) continues

In the 1940s, the nation was captivated by a seemingly groundbreaking experiment by sociologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark.  If you have seen the movie Separate But Equal ( Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall) you undoubtedly remember the powerful scene.  The Clarks asked black children about two dolls, one white and one black.  The majority — 63 percent of them…… Continue reading Our obsession with race (and dolls) continues

“Oh then you ain’t gettin’ no flight. Know what I’m talkin’ about?”

I’m reminded of this scene from Caddyshack when I think of Muslim scholars that don’t want to get scanned before getting on an airplane: In a move that could complicate airport screening, a group of Muslim-American scholars issued a religious ruling this week that called upon the faithful to not go through body scanners because the scholars…… Continue reading “Oh then you ain’t gettin’ no flight. Know what I’m talkin’ about?”

Weekend Wuss Rock

Remember, wuss rock isn’t necessarily bad rock.  This little diddy gets turned up when I hear it in the car.

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SOTU. OMG!

Is Obama trying to be a stand up comedian? This is as bad and uncomfortable a speech as I have ever seen him give. Update: I don’t recall seeing a President call out a previous administration like an elementary school teacher and two seconds later call out the Supreme Court.  Wow. Update #2:  Christ Almighty! …… Continue reading SOTU. OMG!

Evangelicals shift to gentler tone

Today’s Denver Post has an interesting look at a small but newsworthy shift that is taking place within the Christian right.  Much of it seems to be taking place within the age group of the Christians represented here but it is newsworthy nonetheless because we are now raising the next generation of possible Christian conservatives. …… Continue reading Evangelicals shift to gentler tone

The Era of Transparency part deux

The first Era of Transparency post was penned by the Scribe last July.  In it, Damien documented the fact that the Obama administration isn’t really giving us two choices regarding Cap and Trade and health care.  He is pulling out the best of alternative scenarios and saying that Americans can have it all!   In…… Continue reading The Era of Transparency part deux

About that change. . .

A week from Friday is the deadline for emptying the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a cutoff that the newly inaugurated President Obama established as one of his first acts in office. No one seriously expects his administration to meet the deadline, and Huffpo’s Nathan Harvey wails that it may take yet another year to figure it…… Continue reading About that change. . .

Dave’s quote of the day – by E

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”                                – Charles V