Geraldine Ferraro says of uneducated white folks It's not racism that is driving them, it's racial resentment. I at a bit of a loss at trying to imagine a way of resenting someone based on race that isn't racism.
If I had an extra $120 lying around, I would give this light bulb a whirl. 800 lumens at under 8 watts is impressive. I tried LED bulbs a year or two ago and was less than impressed at the dimness, directional nature of LEDs and the quality of the color. Look's like nice advances have taken place on all three fronts. But at quite a cost. This puppy is over twice the price of the bulbs I tried out earlier.
A friend sent to me a link to a paen to Natlie Portman. I'm almost surprised it hasn't made /. yet. Or maybe not. Or maybe it has and I just missed it. While I do some mild trolling over that way, I don't read it regularly anymore.
Both the progeny were dining with friends last night so Xanthippe and I went out to eat all by our lonesomes. We tried out an simulacrum of a British pub. As you could get just about anything on the menu deep fried, I suspect it was somewhat authentic. I had bangers and mash washed down with a pint of Old Speckled Hen and a dram of 14 year old Oban. Xanthippe had fish and chips washed down with Bass Ale.
As mentioned in The Hole, earlier this week, I was offered a one year, non-renewable scholarship to The Catholic University of America for the purpose of graduate study in the school of philosophy. Despite there being no guarantee of future funding, I'm diving in. It will be an adventure. I may very well fail. But I've got to try. The interesting thing is telling some of my friends and cow-orkers. They frown and their face falls and they struggle to smile while mumbling something that sounds vaguely like `I'm so excited for you.' Others immediately smile and shake my hand, `congratulations.'
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