Friday, February 14, 2014
TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Straight from Mount Rushmouth… Michael Sam is Coming for You!
Rush Limbaugh’s reaction to Michael Sam coming out: Heterosexuals are “under assault”.
Speaking on his radio show on Tuesday, the right-wing’s favorite pundit responded to Sam’s coming out by saying, “Heterosexuality has no political agenda and there is no agenda attached to it.”
“Heterosexuality does not have activists.” (Unless you live in Kansas, Utah, NC, SC, Georgia, Mississippi, or any of the 27 other states with marriage exclusion laws or worse.)
Mount Rushmouth continued: “[Heterosexuals] may be 95, 98 percent of the population — they’re under assault by the 2-5 percent that are homosexual.”
NFL Investigation Finds "Pattern Of Harassment" In Miami
Ted Wells has released his report on allegations of bullying in the Dolphins locker room. The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments."
In short, the treatment of Martin and others in the Miami Dolphins organization at times was offensive and unacceptable in any environment.
But what if their actions were simply a response to Rushmouth’s “homosexual assault”?
The Search for Intelligent Life Continues... Still No Positive Results
Al Roker, famous for his ability to read the National Weather Service forecast, blasted NYC Mayor de Blasio on Twitter for keeping schools open this Thursday. Before Al tweets his beak again he might best learn how to do a bit of fact-finding on his own.
Listen up Al…
Wednesday evening, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said that city schools would be open Thursday despite the storm that could bring 8-12 inches to New York.
"Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, all school field trips will be cancelled tomorrow. Schools will be open," Farina said.
This has led to some predictable grumbling and even outrage, but New York City has a history of actively trying to avoid closing schools. ABC 7 asked Farina today for more clarification on the decision to keep schools open.
A big part of the decision, she said, comes down to the fact that if schools are closed, many children don't eat.
"Many of our kids don't get a hot lunch and, in many cases breakfast, unless they go to school.”
She did emphasize that it's a parent's decision whether they send their kids to school or not.
We are Not the Dumbest... USA! USA! USA!
For the National Science Foundation's "Science and Engineering Indicators 2014" report, researchers posed 10 basic science questions to people in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Among the questions were: "Electrons are smaller than atoms. True or false?" and "Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?" -- and the question that revealed some major ignorance about baby-making:
More than a third of Americans don’t know that fathers determine the sex of the baby – and even that’s not bad compared to the rest of the world -
True/False: It’s the fathers genes that determine if the baby is a boy or girl.
Percent giving the correct answer:
EU – 64%
US – 63%
Russia – 22%
Posted by Zola at 12:00 PM