Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This is "Education?"

Via Boortz comes this lovely definition of racism, as seen by the University of Delaware:
A Racist: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e. people of European descent) living in the United States regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities or acts of discrimination."
That's right folks, at the University of Delaware a racist is "all white people living in the United States regardless of class, gender, religion, culture, or sexuality." That's freaking sweeping.

Then there's the University of Delaware's residence life education program, which is nothing but leftist indoctrination:
The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism.
Students are dragged into one-on-one "interviews" with RAs and quizzed about their sexuality, with the results written up and reported up the superiors. Even more incredibly, the University refers to these interviews and lessons as "treatments." It's like Clockwork Orange meets 1984!
Here's a little irony. Disney is reconstructing the "Small World" ride, because the world ain't as small as it used to be. At least the people aren't:
The problem, quite simply, is that the flume that the boats ride in, and the boats themselves, were designed and built in 1963 on the assumption that the male adult riders would average 175 pounds and the women about 135, which they pretty much did at the time. Alas, those figures are as outdated today as the Rocket to the Moon ride.
The Small World ride now must accommodate adults who frequently weigh north of 200 pounds, which it often cannot do. Increasingly, overweighted boats get to certain points in the ride and bottom out, becoming stuck in the flume.
I hate it when that happens!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Researchers a looking for the "gay gene"
If fresh evidence is found suggesting genes are involved, perhaps homosexuality will be viewed as no different than other genetic traits like height and hair color, said Julio, a student at DePaul University in Chicago.

Adds his brother, "I think it would help a lot of folks understand us better."

The federally funded study, led by Chicago-area researchers, will rely on blood or saliva samples to help scientists search for genetic clues to the origins of homosexuality. Parents and straight brothers also are being recruited.
Before it has even started, though, this study has generated an interesting finding. It has found the one type of abortion the left would vilify:
Many gays fear that if gay genes are identified, it could result in discrimination, prenatal testing and even abortions to eliminate homosexuals, said Joel Ginsberg of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hillary's Entitlement Parade

Hillary! just keeps inventing new entitlement programs. As fast as she can think them up, she has a new program the government owes to the people. First, she thinks government should take over our healthcare. Then, she came up with a $5000 stipend for giving birth, which was quickly retired in favor of $1000 annual matching contributions to retirement savings.

Now she has a new one: National Internet.
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday called for a national broadband Internet system…
What's left for the government to provide? A national grocery system?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


The Phillies and the Yankees are toast - out of the play-offs already.


Like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, being featured on this blog is striking fear in the hearts of professional athletes everywhere.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Important Must Supersede the Urgent

Here is an interesting article on how digital distractions are intruding on our lives. Reproduced are the first and last passages. Read the rest.
The Internet seems like an infinite source of information and knowledge, yet we often allow it and other digital technology to be infinitely distracting.


Man must re-build the walls of his digitally infiltrated castle. He must find his place of quiet, of solace, of meditation, and of focus. The important must supersede the urgent once again; it starts with the off switch.