Monthly Archives: September 2012

Just in Time for Rosh Hashana

“Jew Pond” renamed! N.H. Residents can vote at a town meeting Tuesday whether to petition to officially change the name, which appears on a 1968 map but not on any town signs. Some say the name is inappropriate and disrespectful. … Continue reading

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Dumber Than Deaf

A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun. Hunter uses Signing Exact English or SEE — a form of … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Straitjacket

So, between news of ambassadors getting assassinated and wingnuts screaming it’s because Obama apologizes too much, this catches my eye today: British schools now do a better job than American schools of lifting students up the social ladder, the Organization … Continue reading

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Low Class Warfare

My dining companion today, a famous bloggist and social media-ite, deploys an expression that causes the mouthful of rice and beans and plantains I’m chewing to snork north by northwest into my nasal cavities.  While discussing the upcoming election, he … Continue reading

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Happy Eleventh

Expect abundant tributes and news reports today, the 11th anniversary.  But here’s an event that occurred the same week in 2001, one largely overlooked by the general public:  the President of the United States paid a visit to a mosque … Continue reading

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Hops and Change

What a gorgeous late summer day.  You have to be an insensitive lout not to notice the change in  season — the sky, the sun, the color of the vegetation, the breeze — on display here in South Florida since … Continue reading

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Don’t Tweet? Yer Obsolete!

Real ad as seen on the Positions Available section of a non-profit clearinghouse: The (REDACTED] Foundation has an immediate opening for a lowly grant writer.  The position reports to the Development Director whose job is secure so there is absolutely … Continue reading

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Instant Hospice – Just add the Milk of Human Kindness

For some reason, Floridians seem to be upset by this: A South Florida doctor is accused of torturing a dog tied to a tree before eventually killing it.  Dr. Isaias Lerner, a cardiologist who works with the South Broward Physicians … Continue reading

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Just Stick A Fork In It

This ties in nicely with yesterday’s post about Whole Food’s obnoxious quotient. A new study by Stanford researchers has added fuel to a debate about the differences between organic and conventionally grown foods. The Stanford report, an analysis of 237 … Continue reading

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Vegetables Among Us

Depending on whom you want to believe, it turns out that either (a) if you regularly shop at Whole Foods you’re an asshole, or (2) the psychologists who draw this conclusion are a pack of self-righteous frauds. Personally, I’m open … Continue reading

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