Archive for April 24, 2012

Obama Eats Dinner While People at CU Boulder Wait and Wait and Wait

UPDATED

If I have to wait 45+ for an appoinment, I’m pissed.

Obama is keeping people waiting at the University of Colorado – Boulder for his speech on students loans while he freaking eats dinner for God’s sake.

Don’t they have food on Air Force One?

This is the Twitter feed via the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper.  Bear in mind Obama’s speech was supposed to start at 6:00 p.m. local time.  Note the time stamps on the pics below:

Meanwhile the CU band is trying to entertain the crowd who started filing into the Coors Events Center three hours ago.

Geezus.

So disrespectful.

UPDATE:  Obama arrives, as hour late:

So glad I didn’t go.

 

April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM Leave a comment

CU Students Line Up to See President Obama

President Obama is scheduled to speak at the University of Colorado – Boulder in about an hour (8:00 p.m. ET).  Here is a picture of students lining up to get into the Coors Events Center where the event will be held:

CU student Guillermo Baca rests in the grass as he waits in the long line to get into the President Obama speech on the CU Campus on Tuesday. The line snaked all over campus. (Photo Photo by Paul Aiken / Boulder Daily Camera)

(Via.)

 

April 24, 2012 at 6:29 PM 2 comments

“Moms for Mitt” Not Liking Mitt All That Much

OMG, head on over to “Moms for Mitt” on Facebook and check out some of the comments.  Here are some of the most recent:

–  I’m a Dad for Ron Paul because Mitt’s a twit.

–  I am a Mom for Mitt because I would love to see 90 years of social progress and women’s rights be erased overnight.

–  I’m a mom for Mitt because he’s going to need someone to cry to when Obama hands him a crushing defeat.

–  FATHERS AGAINST ROMNEY

–  The Republican/Tea Party are fond of saying they want to take this country back. They also want to use the original Constitution as a Biblical “Backstop” in not allowing moral and progressive change to occur in this country.

–  When the original Constituton [sic] was in place this was the kind of country that Women lived in, in the 19th century.

–  I am Mom for Mitt because he wouldn’t know fresh baked cookies unless he watched me pull them out of the oven.

–  I am Mom for Mitt because he enjoys a domesticated woman.

–  I am Mom for Mitt because he wouldn’t know how to fold his clothes with out me.

Ouch.

April 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM 3 comments

The New Meaning of the Word “Strike”

My Tweet of the Day — a sign of the times:

 

April 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM Leave a comment

What Happens When We Have a Crappy Educational System

This is unbelievable:

Urban Outfitters In Trouble For “Star Of David” Shirt

Another day, another Urban Outfitters controversy. The Anti-Defamation League is none too thrilled over this shirt, which they feel too closely resembles the Star of David that Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust. The company who made the shirt denied it has anything to do with Holocaust imagery and the shirt is no longer available on the Urban Outfitters website.

So neither the company who made the shirt or anyone — anyone! — at Urban Outfitters saw any resemblance to the Star of David Jews were required to wear in Nazi Germany?

No.  None at all:

Moronic idiots.

April 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM 1 comment

Is This a Parody Headline?

No, this isn’t a headline from The Onion.  It’s real but tell me the priorities here aren’t assbackward:

University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets

Wow, no one saw this coming.  The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million $1.4 million.  The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.

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Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $99 million, $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year.  The increase alone would offset the savings supposedly gained by cutting computer science.

Well, we might not be able to compete with the Chinese or the Indians in computer science but if they get football teams, we’ll probably be really, really good at those games.  Glad to see we’re preparing for the future.

Unreal.

April 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM 1 comment

Mad Cow Disease Discovered in California Cow

Yikes.  This is not good:

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 – USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford today released the following statement on the detection of BSE in the United States:

“As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. The carcass of the animal is being held under State authority at a rendering facility in California and will be destroyed. It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE.

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“We are sharing our laboratory results with international animal health reference laboratories in Canada and England, which have official World Animal Health (OIE) reference labs. These labs have extensive experience diagnosing atypical BSE and will review our confirmation of this form of the disease. In addition, we will be conducting a comprehensive epidemiological investigation in conjunction with California animal and public health officials and the FDA.

More…

But hey, we’re all willing to flush food safety down the drain as long as we balance the budget and shrink government, right?

An exclusive Daily Beast investigation shows the nation’s food-safety system exposes Americans to the risk of illness and death because of a lack of inspectors and budget cuts.

More…

 

April 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM 1 comment

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