wwCatherine Shaffer and the giant internet hand of spanking.
It's good to know that no matter how far we think we've progressed as a society, we can still ban books. Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five? Really? Crude language and adult themes are inappropriate for an upper-level English course? Truly, Republic, MO district school board, you have your heads up your asses if you think your kids haven't already been exposed to even worse. Also, the person objecting to having the books doesn't have children within the system. I'm all about openness and inclusiveness for opinions, but making your decision based on "advocating principles contrary to the Bible" 1) isn't an acceptable argument to ban a book and 2) can not be reasonably made by someone who isn't being exposed to the material as they have no standing. (Grokked by Jeffrey Beeler).
I think I need to start drinking more often. I'm getting close to Professor Farnsworth's quote, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
Metal on the plains of Mars. A cool photo of Mars from Opportunity. There's a wild herd of comments thundering through my brain, but the one that looks like it's winning is, "Not content with trashing it's own world, mankind reaches out to trash other planets." Well, that and "How far to the recycling station?" (Grokked from Jay Lake)
In late breaking news, Sen. Mitch McConnell has stated that now we have the right people at the table and they have the sufficient amount of motivation. Or, in other words, we've been dicking around for the last four months. Let me see, it looks like all the same people at the table, except for Boehner and Cantor. And it sounds like what's being jettisoned is much of what the House bill was based around (2 step raise to the debt limit, tied to votes and passage of further cuts and a balance budget amendment).