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A nice find from Roger Simon: ut don't believe me. Believe Morgan Freeman. Let's roll back to the Early Paleolithic Age (2005), when the great black actor was on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace: MIKE WALLACE, CBS`s "60 MINUTES": Black History Month, you find... MORGAN FREEMAN, ACTOR: Ridiculous. WALLACE: Why? FREEMAN: You`re going to relegate my history to a month? WALLACE: Come on. FREEMAN: What do you do with yours? Which month is White History Month? Come on, tell me. WALLACE: I'm Jewish. FREEMAN: OK. Which month is Jewish History Month? WALLACE: There isn`t one. FREEMAN: Why not? Do you want one? WALLACE: No, no. FREEMAN: I don`t either. I don`t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. WALLACE: How are we going to get rid of racism until...? FREEMAN: Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man. And I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You`re not going to say, "I know this white guy named Mike Wallace." Hear what I'm saying? We're not allowed to stop talking about it.
Girls can do math. Posted by: Buckeye | July 17, 2019 at 08:37 AM The study didn't say that girls can't do math, the study pointed out that women often don't go into math centric fields because they have stronger verbal skills than men. So it could be that your daughter, and Sammy's example as well, are thriving in a male dominated industry because they are not only able to do the math, but also communicate their findings extremely well.
Melinda - Heh.
Sammy, I don't doubt that she could write her own ticket, but is $110k enough to exist in SF?
Holy cow. The readers' picks comments on this Thomas Friedman editorial are astounding. Most of them understand that the Democrats' position on immigration is killing them, and many express annoyance about offering people here illegally entitlements before taking care of American citizens' needs first. Trump is winning the PR battle.
Did Bush really say this? From the Conrad Black link: The initial shock at the success of this blunt and volcanic man who attacked all factions of both parties and assaulted almost every element of OBushinton political correctness and conventional wisdom, whose inaugural address was described at once by George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton as “some weird s***,” has mutated into a fear that Trump presages a Dark Age of dictatorship, official thuggery, and oppressive know-nothingism.
Shoot, forgot my italics.
I don't whether the author is being ironic (see bold), or she just doesn't fit the profile. Women have the write stuff for both math and communication jobs, according to a new study. Teenage girls are just as good with numbers as boys — but their even-stronger verbal skills often inspire them to pick humanities-centric jobs instead, according to a study published Monday in the journal PNAS. High school-aged girls who tested on par with their male peers in math chose not to crunch numbers for a living because of their “verbal advantage,” according to a study published Monday in the journal PNAS. For the study, researchers at the Paris School of Economics reviewed data from 300,000 15-year-old students from 64 countries worldwide. They found that girls’ higher reading and verbal test scores may account for up to 80% why math-related jobs are dominated by men globally, researcher said.
Thanks to whoever posted the No Safe Spaces article. The trailer is a must see, as is the film. The latest move in the lefty world of knitting is to call out designers with large followings if they have chosen to stick with "knitting content only" and not fall in line with the anti-racism rhetoric. I don't think they will like how this ends.
I forgot that Elizabeth Warren penned that book! That's such a great point. There are so many extremely lefty folks who would love to be able to have one parent home with the kids as the wear on a couple juggling two jobs and kids is immeasurable.
I do know a terrific single woman - she has two boys and a great career as a grant writer and really likes men, despite her remarkable ability to date (marry) not so great guys. I don't know what exactly is up with that. Alas, she's in upstate NY and not looking for a relationship. This post is about the new infatuation with the shows Friends and The Office with the GenZ crowd. I can attest that my tween and her friends do watch Friends, the boys do watch The Office, and they all discuss the episodes and watch them while FaceTiming, which just seems weird. The comment section is full of debate about what defines GenX'ers (my cohort), and the fact that both shows are full of white faces. We didn't have TV in the 90's, so I missed these on the first go-round and caught some of them in syndication. The writer of the initial article compares the youngsters watching these shows to my generation watching The Brady Bunch, which I loved and made me sad that I only had a little sister.
Congrats CH. How lovely that your trip contained that kind of happy celebration.
For the knitters around here who might know about Mason Dixon Knitting. An independent yarn dyer severed her relationship with them because they weren't vocal enough in their support of people of color. They posted the note they got from her on Instagram, which led to a firestorm of commentary, which I missed out on because I had to feed my family. By the time I returned to finish reading it, the post was gone. I went to the independent dyer because I thought her name sounded familiar and discovered that she has bought more than one of my totes. Hmmm, wonder if she's going to call me out for the privilege of keeping quiet.
Porch, how lucky to have discovered conservative neighbors. I keep looking for the secret signal here in Ithaca, but alas, not one.
Ex, heheheh.
Porch, I'm jealous you saw him in person. His book is very good. I bought a copy for our 23 year old.
"I think most kids know growing up like that, that something isn't right, and they want to get themselves squared away." The same is true for those who grow up without family connections and discipline. So they seek it out, usually in gangs or cults first, then, if they are lucky, the military. Posted by: fdcol63 🇺🇸 | July 15, 2019 at 04:32 PM Kids in middle class neighborhoods seek that structure in sports too. My tween has a friend whose dad split when he was so young that he has no memory of him. The boy's mom is military and about to deploy to Jordan. The grandparents have stepped in to take care of him and his sister. This boy plays baseball and soccer year round, which is a good way to keep a 13 year old boy tired and out of trouble. He also gets to play for nice guys who set an example for him. Jordan Peterson is offering more than practical guidance, he is offering spiritual guidance too. He has many lectures about biblical figures and the stories that shaped western civilization. He, like Trump, is a flawed man who is needed at this moment. When you hear him talk about the young men who approach him after his lectures (which fill halls of thousands, btw), and he gets teary about these exchanges, you can't help but be filled with awe at his sacrifice.
Ugh, it really is everywhere then. My biggest pet peeve is all the green parents who drive their kids to school. There is no better way to shut down a lecture about climate change/global warming than to state, "Oh yes, I totally agree. All these parents who drive their kids to school instead of making them ride the bus that goes past their house is horrible. How else can we get them use to the idea of mass transit?" They all have an excuse for why THEIR kids can't ride the bus. Hypocrites.
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Excellent Pieces, Clarice. Ithaca is a prime example of a town that is reliant on cars for getting around a fairly small footprint, but doesn't want to be. The only people downtown on the Commons, which was once a thriving shopping area, are the tourists and students, so the only businesses that thrive are the bong shops and restaurants. This is because the city has neglected to build parking to accommodate locals who need to dash in to the local shops to buy something. The public transport to the suburbs is terrible. We live 7 miles from the downtown hub, but there are only a handful of buses in the morning and afternoon, with a 5 hour gap midday. The bus takes 40 minutes to get you downtown, while I can get there in 12 in my car. The mayor, a Cornell graduate who doesn't own a car, thinks this is all peachy as he convinces the city planning board to sign off on yet another giant housing complex in downtown without adequate parking for the denizens, who surprisingly, still want to have a car even if they don't use it everyday. They've solved the parking situation by parking on the city streets in surrounding neighborhoods and clogging up traffic by turning them into essentially one lane of traffic. It's a nightmare. I can't wait to leave.
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From the Althouse comments.... By this time, all congressmen and senators were made fully aware of the potential fraud that had taken place in Puerto Rico. That didn’t stop Senator Schumer; he put together a small team consisting of himself, Elizabeth Warren, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Feinstein. In January 2016, they submitted a rider to the energy bill that unbelievably would prevent the innocent bondholders from suing. All four politicians were quickly rewarded and the Wall Street contributions flooded in. Then an understanding was stuck with US Attorney Bharara that investigations would be sidetracked and no prosecutions would take place. As pressure was building with the public discovery of hundreds of new felonies related to the issuance of this $70 billion in bonds, the DOJ continued to ignore the evidence and sidetrack all efforts by their field personnel to prosecute. Bharara was paying back his mentor in spades. Hang this one on Warren. She's unbelievable.
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Lovely story about Ross Perot. My parents voted for him in '92 and my dad has always berated himself for thinking a 3rd party candidate could win. I sent him the link.
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Thanks Henry. That's excellent news. I'm sick of hearing about the "concentration" camps.
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4 people (including the tween) 5 cords of firewood 6 hours of stacking And it's done. Gah, I hate that job, but I'm always happy to see that firewood all ready for winter. I must have missed the Guatamala link. What's the scoop?
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Hmmmm, Anonamom, I would totally lump you with the "clever" gang of smartypants, and that is meant in the best possible way. This cool kid is going to be stacking five cords of firewood today with the family. FIVE CORDS. That means lots of podcasts to tune out the endless complaining. Have a lovely day all!