“Many observers believe Fidel Castro will either be replaced by his brother Raul, or by his idiot son, Fidel W. Castro.”
They put up both a dutch-language and an english-language version:
For Americans living in the Netherlands, and indeed for all English speakers there is an English version of the StemWijzer USA available, VoteMatchUSA 2008. Now that it is clear that John McCain will almost certainly get the Republican nomination, there is an exciting race between the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In order to assist people in making a decision between those two candidates, we have put a special version of Vote Match USA online. Have fun in testing your political preference for the American candidates
An admirer once wrote to Rudyard Kipling: “I see you get a dollar a word for your writing. I enclose a check for one dollar. Please send me a sample.”
Kipling responded: “Thanks.”
President Bush is visiting Africa this week, but he can’t escape the campaign to succeed him. CNN’s Erika Dimmler took this photograph from the president’s motorcade in Tanzania.
In a radical change to its financial aid program, Stanford University will announce today that it will no longer charge tuition to students whose families earn less than $100,000 a year.
In addition, the university will waive room and board fees for students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year.
University President John Hennessy will make the announcement today on campus, university Provost John Etchemendy confirmed late Tuesday.
The university is making the change in the wake of published reports last month that its endowment had grown almost 22 percent last year, to $17.1 billion. That sum had begun to attract attention from lawmakers who want wealthy institutions to do more to reduce tuition costs.
As far as CNN (and to be fair, the mainstream TV press in general) believes, it still sits comfortably at the top of the food chain, unthreatened by any possibility of a major paradigm shift being brought to bear by a horde of little people with laptops and opinions. Although the big networks recognize the need to appeal to bloggers, they don’t fear them — and that means that they don’t respect them. Corporate-think dictates that the mainstream television press as a monstrous multi-headed hydra is the ultimate news authority and therefore is in possession of the one and only hotline to the ghosts of Murrow and Sevareid. Sure those bloggers are entertaining, but in the end they’re really just insects who either feed off the carcasses of news items vetted through various networks or, when they do break stories, want nothing more than to see themselves granted an audience by the kingmakers on television.
This, of course, is horseshit.
The teaching standards for Florida schools include the word “evolution” for the first time, under a decision Tuesday by the state school board.
The board approved the use of the term “scientific theory of evolution” in public schools science standards.
Welcome to the nineteenth century! A little more and you may actually catch up!