Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Racketology

So close to pulling the upset.

Alabama's Top Music Icon: The Sweet 16 - Reports from The Birmingham News - al.com:

"Here are your results from The Round of 32, which like Round 1, drew just over 5,700 voters.

BRACKET 1

1) Hank Williams 53%, 9) Drive-By Truckers 47%
4) Wilson Pickett 51%, 5) Jim Nabors 49%
2) Jimmy Buffett 26%, 10) Taylor Hicks 74%
6) Nell Carter 67%, 14) Razzy Bailey 33%
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A typical conversation with one of my students.

S: "I don't understand"

Me: "What, specifically, from the text do you not understand"?

S: " Chapter X"

Me: "Did you read chapter X"?

S: "Kinda"

Scholars and Rogues � Obama tackles America’s real number one issue:

"I was taught to read when I was four and by the first day of first grade I was reading at the 4th grade level, or better. I never looked back. The only real problem is that since all the other kids hadn’t had this advantage, I spent most of my school years bored out of my skull. But the basic fact is that thanks to my early reading education, everything - everything - came easier to me. The same is true across the board. Invest in early reading and you’re strengthening every link in the educational chain for each and every affected student."
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Yeah, no elections were stolen in the past 9 years.

The BRAD BLOG : Diebold Admits ALL Versions of Their Software Delete Ballots Without Notice:

"Even the audit log system on current versions of Premier Election Solutions' (formerly Diebold's) electronic voting and tabulating systems --- used in some 34 states across the nation --- fail to record the wholesale deletion of ballots. Even when ballots are deleted on the same day as an election. That's the shocking admission heard today from Justin Bales, Premier's Western Region manager, at a State of California public hearing on the possible decertification of Diebold/Premier's tabulator system, GEMS v. 1.18.19."
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Please, oh , please can we just stop this stupid-ass prohibition.

Woman Buys Pot for Ailing Aunt, Gets Fired | NBC Chicago:

"After losing her job as a dispatcher for buying her cancer-ridden aunt marijuana, Laura Llanes says she would do it again."
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I want a pet dinosaur something bad.

Resurrecting the Planet's Extinct Species -Can It Be Done?:

"Scientists at the Universities of Melbourne and Texas have successfully resurrected a gene from the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. This certainly isn't Jurassic Park - more like a Jurassic Concession Stand - but it's an incredibly important step forward in the study of animals thought to be lost forever."
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2 comments:

binky said...

You need this for your students.

JPW said...

Ha! I was thinking more along the lines of an Uzi or sterilization, but that works too!