Monthly Archives: November 2011

Andy

November 30, 2011

Battlefield America: U.S. Citizens Face Indefinite Military Detention in Defense Bill Before Senate

Battlefield America: U.S. Citizens Face Indefinite Military Detention in Defense Bill Before Senate

The Senate is set to vote this week on a Pentagon spending bill that could usher in a radical expansion of indefinite detention under the U.S. government. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect — anywhere in…

Andy

November 28, 2011

With Building Blocks- Educators Going Back to Basics

Another New York TImes OMFG-trend! piece 'Jean Schreiber- a self-described "block consultant-" advised the group to engage their children in building by photographing their work. "Don't rush to help them with structural challenges-" she said. "You don't have to ask them a million questions. Just sit with them and notice.'

With Building Blocks- Educators Going Back to Basics

The wooden toys- created in the early 1900s- are making a comeback as some elementary schools focus on unstructured play.

Andy

November 26, 2011

Gingrich Calls Child Labor Laws 'Stupid'- Wants To Replace Janitors With Poor Kids

That's some Charles Dickens bullshit right there: "Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors- have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work- they would have cash- they would have pride in the schools- they'd begin the process of rising."

Gingrich Calls Child Labor Laws 'Stupid'- Wants To Replace Janitors With Poor Kids

In an anti-government diatribe that would be funny if he weren't serious- GOP presidential candidate New Gingrich told a crowd at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government yesterday that child labor laws are "tragic" and "stupid" and have "done more to create income inequality in the United States than…

Andy

November 26, 2011

Nyan Cat

(driving with the brother-in-law (@Brooks Brooks White) back to their place in Louisville) Andy: Oh look that car has a nyan cat on the back of it. Brooks: What's that? Andy: It's a cat farting a rainbow. Brooks: It's what? Andy: And it's got the nyan song. (sings) Nyan-nyan nyan-nyan! (etc) 'Nyan-nyan' is how the Japanese say 'meow.' Brooks: I haven't seen that at all. Andy: Yeah you have. It's a cat in a Pop-Tart sandwich farting a rainbow and shooting through space. Brooks: Sure it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyan_Cat

Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat (originally called Pop Tart Cat) is an Internet meme which started as an animated GIF of a cat with the body of a cherry Pop-Tart flying through space- leaving a rainbow trail behind it. The animation has also been made into a YouTube video set to a remix of the song "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!…