Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30 2014

Utah Girls Have No Right To Bare Arms

The photos they saw Though they’d broken no law Still were setting off major alarms See, the dresses they chose Left their shoulders exposed! Utah girls have no right to bare arms! They were sleeveless—just straps, And they’d worn them, perhaps Many times, and encountered no harms But for yearbooks, their school Had a Mormon-based …

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May 29 2014

The Latest Word On Mabus–A Second Guilty Plea

From the Montreal Gazette: A St-Laurent man who continued posting threats on social networks like Facebook and Twitter even though he was under a court order not to do so has pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and to threatening the police officer who arrested him. Dennis Markuze, 43, a man who often uses the alias …

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May 28 2014

On Blame

There’s something gone wrong—why, he’s clearly insane; There’s a chemical problem that’s hurting his brain, Some organic dysfunction that helps to explain Why he hasn’t been acting quite right It’s clearly these deep neurological flaws That are making him act in defiance of laws; It has to be something! It can’t be because He is …

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May 20 2014

The Pennsylvania Decision

These rulings are just so much fun to read; I have enjoyed the care with which each judge has carefully and deliberately addressed every argument, no matter how stupid… and then read the comment threads, where ignorant yahoos bring up those same arguments as if it were the first time. Here is the Pennsylvania decision …

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May 19 2014

Unexpected Good News On The Cuttlefish Front

I have written before with bad news from Point Lowly, Spencer Gulf, in South Australia. That was from 2011; in 2012 the news was even worse, and last year things looked grim indeed. Unexpectedly, this year, the numbers are up again! Hundreds of giant Australian cuttlefish have swum into breeding grounds at the top of …

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May 16 2014

“I’m So Fed Up With The Tyranny, I…”

I’m so fed up with the tyranny, I sold my old Ski-Do; With a POTUS like Obama, there was nothing else to do It was that or breathe the chemtrails that had turned the water blue I’m so fed up with the tyranny… so what’s the deal with you? I’m so fed up with the …

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May 16 2014

“He Meets And Exceeds My Criteria For Such”

When the townsfolk demand I resign For a statement I’ve owned up as mine For my honest opinions Of Hussein and his minions That I uttered out loud (I’m not sorry—I’m proud! See, the man makes me sick So I turn him off quick Cos he’s all that I see when I turn on TV) …

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May 13 2014

No Black Mass For Harvard…

After quite a bit of back-and-forth, Harvard does the wrong thing. Well worth watching, if head-bangingly frustrating. My favorite quote, of course, is from a Harvard Senior (and, I am guessing, Catholic), who noted “I am very pleased that my religion is not going to be desecrated or my gender objectified or my university embarrassed …

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May 12 2014

Today Is Limerick Day?

I’ve been busy–I only just heard– They’ve been horrid at spreading the word But it’s limerick day! (I’ve just one thing to say… Just one day? Why, the thought is absurd!) Thanks to commenter “williamhumenansky”, I hear that today is Limerick day (Edward Lear’s birthday, appropriately, although Lear’s limericks are actually not very good limericks …

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May 11 2014

Blue Note 75th Anniversary Concert, Streaming Live Now.

Here. Go listen! Apparently, the concert will be archived at that link, so if you stumble on this page a bit late, click anyway!

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