Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

Comedy Tuesday, Sean Flannery performs his one man show tonight at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago. More info at Chicago Underground Comedy. Sean is a class act and one of the funniest stars in Chicago stand up scene, if you are in town don't miss out and IT'S FREE!

Banks and Richie Rich's own our barrs Batman! First the cramdown and now we want to keep tax havens for the rich? Help Obi-Wan you are my only hope.

Let's go Caps, Ovie is da man!

Joe Plumber's version of it's okay I have a black friend.

History Lesson
by Krugman

So when you get sixth highest on your test and you are not promoted, then all of sudden it's because you are white? One of the most confusing sentences in the history of the Washington Post "For most Americans, race has become supremely irrelevant. Everyone knows this." Richard Cohen FAIL.

the White House goes Geek

and finally new tunes from Straylight Run



Paddy K said...

Joe the Plumber is hilarious.

If you haven't read it already, I found this WSJ article on the Ricci v. DeStefano case much more interesting and detailed. Cohen basically ripped it off.


"So when you get sixth highest on your test and you are not promoted, then all of sudden it's because you are white?"

Not in this case. A number of Latinos/Hispanics who qualified had their results thrown out, too, and one of them is suing with Ricci. They didn't promote anyone... you don't find that suspicious or unfair?

And wouldn't it be nice if race was "supremely irrelevant"? I think Cohen's a bit naive on that point, but electing President Obama is a step in the right direction, in my humble opinion.

Asian-American Pundit said...

Nice article. I find the most telling stat to be this "the authoritative National Assessment of Educational Progress reported its 2005 findings: 29% of white 12th graders -- but only 6% of those who were black -- scored at the "proficient" level in mathematics."

It speaks to the roots of this issue.

My problem with Cohen's article was that he made it just a black and white racial divide and I didn't find it to be that simple.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Hey, thanks for plugging Sean's show!