Freedom Package! This is so true, so, so, so true!
Until the bombs started falling, Berlusconi and Gaddafi were much more than...– Barbie Nadeau on the close relationship between Berlusconi and Gaddafi, and the ploy to protect Italy’s business interests in Libya. (via newsweek)
Why the hyena is wicked. Lol
ChristStory Bestiary HYENA DARK OR FOOLISH WISDOM The hyena’s symbolism stems from several facts about the animal. It is nocturnal and therefore mysterious. Most species of hyenas are carrion-eaters and so are thought to be unclean, cowardly, and greedy. It is a symbol of greed and its name comes from the Greek “hys” meaning “swine.” The spotted hyena is a...
Tomahawk Missile vs. Teachers
I wonder who / what does more “damage”? A teacher, or a Tomahawk missile? Well, I guess it depends on how you define “damage”. I like to think of my impact as a teacher as “positive damage”, or in other words, the good stuff that comes out of my students having an education. Maybe someone should calculate the economic impact of a student (lifetime earnings, etc.) and compare it to the cost of a...
oh chivalry how has the lost thy potent power and charms– I have no idea who said. Heard it while watching Ken Burn’s The Civil War
Origin of the word Hooker
I once read that the word “hooker” evolved during the American civil war, to describe a band of women that followed the army of the Union General ‘Fighting Joe’ Hooker, providing an array of services to the men in that army (sexual as well as domestic services). Hence, the women were referred to as Hooker’s girsl/women and so as time progressed the name stuck. Well,...
No general yet found can face the arithmetic, but the end of the war will be at...– Abraham Lincoln (Shortly after the battle at Chacellorsville)
Sadistic Stonewall Jackson
I am currently watching The Civil War by Ken Burns. In the past I had always heard of the great achievements of the Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson. However the depiction of him is one of a disgust, sadistic and religious fanatic. Apparently his only motive was to kill and kill some more. In modern times, such a man would be completely reviled.
Hans Zimmer needs to write a score for a...
They hire black women to cook and clean and raise their kids. It allows them the...– Anita Darcel Taylor on her experiences in the 60’s, the rise of feminism, and the dominance of White women with power/privilege to “burn their bras” and proclaim independence. (via neutresex) Like I told many a White Feminist during the ‘08 primaries, when they asked me how in the world I could...
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will...– John Brown (1859, shortly before he was hanged. Who would have thought that his words would be so prophetic, for barely a year passed before the American civil war broke out)
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about...– Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln & Douglas Fourth Joint debate)
Grant Storm caught masturbating (with his hands in his pants as he put it) in a public park near a children’s playground. Grant Storm has been an outspoken critque of gay people. He has been known to spew a grate deal of hateful words to gay people. Having been publicly exposed as a pervert and possible paedophile, he admits that he was wrong for the comments he has made against...