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Don’t Google today…

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…unless you think   Cesar  Chavez is  a fitting graphic for this Holy Day.   Much more to my liking is Andrew Malcolm  charming tale  of his attempt to explain the Easter bunny and its eggs to brand new Vietnamese immigrants in the Vietnam era.

And for those of you who didn’t make it to worship today,  a truly beautiful   music video.

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March 31, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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Egg crasher…

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Patriot Update Report has a  very amusing  and instructive video,  which makes a light-hearted  way to start Easter Sunday.

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March 31, 2013 at 8:17 am

Revenge of the spammers…

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A denial of service attack is  slowing the internet,  and probably will for a while yet.   What I’m curious about is that if you’re angry about being named as a spammer,  why would you deny it and then flood the internet with… spam?

This article  offers a more layman-friendly explanation of the entire affair.

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March 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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Learn as you live…

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Jeannie DeAngelis has a  devastating column  on what the two daughters of His Oneness and Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction are really learning from the examples their parents set.

 

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March 30, 2013 at 8:15 am

SCOTUS watching…

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NRO’s  Bench Memos  is the best place to go for updates on the gay marriage issues currently before it.

Politico also has a good piece up  on it here.   Jason Lee Steorts has an interesting  reminder about legal standards and public standards.

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March 29, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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Coming to a bank near you?

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Yogi Love puts the  Cyprus debacle  into proper perspective.

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March 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

Sponsor patches…

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It will probably fail to reach the required 100,000 signatures,  but  this petition  to have Congress critters wear patches indicating their big donors,  similar to the patches worn by NASCAR drivers,  is too good not to sign.   I tend to use these White House petitions as a form of protest,  so do your part and join in!

h/t to Andrew Johnson at The Corner, National Review Online

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March 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Comedian anti-gun…

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I’ve never thought Jim Carrey was particularly funny,  and his  video bashing  the late Charlton Heston and Second Amendment supporters makes me double glad I’ve never wasted more than sixty seconds watching him.

I delight in the person selling an  autographed photo  of the comedian on eBAY so he can buy himself a gun to protect his family.

UPDATE:   Carry is now bellowing that such memorabilia  are fakes,  making himself look even more of a wussy Hollywood liberal than before.

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March 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

Stomping on Jesus…

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The Florida Atlantic University student who filed a complaint against his professor after he was ordered to stomp  on the name of Jesus has been brought up on academic charges by the school and may no longer attend class.   That makes the university’s claim no one had been disciplined as a result of the classroom activity a lie.

The media is largely ignoring this incident,  perhaps because it involves religion,  not to mention that the offending professor is also the vice chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.   I can promise you this is not an isolated case.   At $200 or $700 per credit hour,  depending on residency,  you’d think a college would pay a bit more attention to their customers.

Gov. Scott has now  gotten involved,  and after an onslaught of angry phone calls and e-mails,  FAU has backed down  in a major league way.   By the way,  the excuse was that this exercise was in a lesson plan,  thus proving that you need not have a measurable IQ to be a college professor or administrator.

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March 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Teflon or not…

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I’ve  been concerned about Teflon-coated pans for quite a while,  having witnessed a coating separate from the metal under high heat.   I bought some of the ceramic-coated ones a while back,  but I also bought two high-quality stainless steel pans which I use a lot,  so  this seems  reasonable advice.

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March 27, 2013 at 10:11 am

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