If you don't get the reference, Sen Tom Harkin (D-IA) is a rather classic New Deal Progressive Democrat and he's not running for re-election in 2014. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is a Tea Party Republican who considers his vote against relief for Hurricane Katrina to be one of his finest hours.
Of course, there's a danger that, not only would he be the R candidate, but he'd win. That would be very bad.
http://www.alternet.org/2-years-jail-sitting-milk-crate-shocking-ways-america-punishes-poor-people-living-street-hard-times?paging=off Homelessness should not be a crime. Jail bankers, not hobos.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_releases_stop_frisk_data_whf644ouNc8P7dP8u7NPcJ So the NYPD detained 8.6% of the population under "reasonable suspicion" in their "stop and frisk" program. And people are complaining about gun control being a problem of an overreaching police state. By the way, I do not recommend using your gun to protect your civil liberties in this instance.
I forgot to bring a mug to work today, so I'm sitting here in office hours without any ability to get tea. I bring my mug home over the weekend to wash it and I don't need tea on Mondays because I'm only here from 9-12.
Richard III: Popular propaganda makes him out to be a villain, but was he really that bad?
The excavation, however, definitely shows that he was a crooked man.
Apparently there's a crummy non-sanctioned powerlifting meet at a gym 30 miles south of here in 3 weeks. I was kind of tempted to go to prove how strong I am (well, not really, I'd only total a little over 500kg), but I decided I don't want to spend the money and I'd have to muck up my current training - I'm still mucking around at getting my strength back right now.
I'm kind of hungry right now, but I have a meeting at 4:30-5:30.
Apparently Rep Paul Broun, the guy on the House Committee on Science, Etc is going to run for the open Georgia senate seat in the special election. He's the guy who says the Big Bang and evolution are lies from the pit of hell.
Okay, done with office hours. Not quite done with grading, though.
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