Lots of Little Things
All kinds of articles caught my eye this morning. Yes, I'm going to go there yet again with the illegal alien thing.
If anyone can decipher this, please explain. You know, the Democrats are howling because yesterday was the deadline for seniors to sign up for drug benefits and they said the plan was too confusing and that people needed more than 6 months to get registered. Ummmmmm, THEY WROTE THE FUCKIN' LAWS! So how is that different than these bastards pickin' apart the House and Senate immigration bills and ulimately forcing them together into one? What is going to be different THIS time, as opposed to all the other times they've penned laws that are confusing, vague, or downright incomprehensible? I tried to figure out what was going in and what was being left out by this article and I got bogged down. Fuck.
On the same topic, Mexico is using our "nation of laws" ideal to threaten us with our proposed National Guard plan.
"These measures have been proven mistaken. They increase the social and human costs for migrants and only benefit criminal groups that make money on the hopes and suffering of those looking for an opportunity," Calderon said.
I HATE seeing "migrant." NO, NO, NO!!
I saw this story days ago and it slayed me. No fat duck livers for those in Chi-Town. What made me laugh were these two things:
Bolstered by their victory in Chicago, activists are trying to get a similar ordinance passed in Philadelphia. Grassroots and legislative pushes to ban the product gained momentum in New York state, New Jersey, Oregon, Massachusetts and Illinois before failing, and supporters vow to keep on fighting until foie gras’ goose is cooked everywhere.
And this is the result of their do-gooder ways. You know, their VICTORY.
Ironically, Ginor and Tramonto say the anti-foie gras movements have turned out to be the goose that laid the golden egg for foie gras producers and restaurants.
“The popularity of foie gras is higher than it’s ever been, and we can’t explain it except for that the foie gras controversy has made it into a much more popular product,” Ginor said. “More people are now aware of what foie gras is, so when they see it on a menu they want to try it out, and say they don’t want to be told what to eat.”
At Hudson Valley Foie Gras alone, sales have risen from $12.9 million last year to $14 million this year — or, in terms of doomed ducks, from 6,000 birds sold per week in 2004 to 7,000 a week in 2005 to an estimated 7,300 a week slated for the chopping block in 2006, Ginor said.
“We’re at capacity,” he said. “We can’t produce more than that.”
And last, but definitely not least in my book, is this story. It has always bothered me, this attitude that math is a bad thing and that it's ok for women to proclaim their ignorance on it. Some women take PRIDE in the fact that they can't do math. *twirls hair around finger* "It's just to harrrrrrd for my wittle head." Why is that ok? Women, do NOT do your daughters a disservice.
Ride emphasized the importance of involving parents and preventing perpetuating stereotypes that girls are not good at math or science.
Spellings said mothers can inadvertently send signals to their daughters that math skills are not important. Educators must change the culture so it is not acceptable for women to brag about not being able to balance their checkbooks, she said.