About mentioning those dirty secrets, those elephants in the room!

Archive for July, 2008

Don’t Lecture Me! I Can Read! (2)

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Education | No Comments »

Button Pushed: Foolishly going to check the numbers enrolled in my lecture sections for the next term, while musing about how few of those enrolled who actually show up ever seem to want to be there. ——— —————————————————————————————————— ...

Absurdities: Free Speech Zone (1)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 Posted in Absurdities | No Comments »

One percent is better than nothing.  And nothing isn't far away unless we wake up. Quite the idea...... "West Virginia University (WVU), in violation of its moral and constitutional obligations, has restricted the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to two small ...

Elephants (1)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Elephants | No Comments »

Q: How do you get an elephant into a living room? A: Invite him. Q: How do you keep an elephant in a living room? A: Ignore him.

Crying ‘Fire’ Strictly Prohibited By Law! (1)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Human Rights | 54 Comments »

Button Pushed:  News item (7 July 2008) on BBC about Australian PM Kevin Rudd's ‘disgust' at art that makes him uncomfortable---and just the latest attempt of those with serious personal hang-ups trying to justify censorship by pretending to concern with ...