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Sorry guys. Monday is another holy day here. I’m getting ready for another long week-end (back to back) and I’m kinda swamped.
Nevertheless, here is an omnium-gatherum of news items.

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  1. If that’s what you come up with when you’re swamped, I’m impressed.

  2. Damn, I thought you meant hot links!

    Anyway I wanted my PUMA sisters to know that I have a post dedicated to Boston Boomer and her accomplishment yesterday. It is a small accolade but I wanted to show my admiration. The post is about the first female botanist. It was a story I had wanted to get around to when I was on The View From Under the Bus, A herstory. Time slipped away from me and I figured this is a better time than any as Boomer reminds me of the great women I have encountered through historical documents.

    http://afrocityblog.wordpress.com/

  3. Rachel Maddow is angry at Obama

  4. Good collection!
    But be sure to not miss what Nicholas Kristoff is ‘splaining to us a liberal should be nowadays (hint: who’s your daddy?)
    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/being-liberal-means-never-being-disgusted/

    • I was pretty shocked at the idea that liberals aren’t disgusted by public bathrooms. Who knew?

    • Kristoff is just another tool. Everything he writes these days includes deep homage to Obama, including this rather bizarre column (the last paragraph had me yelling at my computer screen – again). I read through the reader comments late last night. The smug self-congratulation of “liberals” makes me gag anymore.

  5. Jeeze, I wouldn’t have thought homophobia would go over that well in Hollywood. Guess I was wrong.

  6. I’m in moderation.


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    ‘Power’ move by male students ruffles U. of C.

    A group of University of Chicago students think it’s time the campus focused more on its men.

    A third-year student from Lake Bluff has formed Men in Power, a student organization that promises to help men get ahead professionally. But the group’s emergence has been controversial, with some critics charging that its premise is misogynistic.

    Others say it’s about time men are championed, noting that recent job losses hit men harder and that women earn far more bachelor’s and master’s degrees than do men.

    “It’s an enormous disparity now,” said Warren Farrell, author of “The Myth of Male Power” and former board member of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women. He noted, among other things, an imbalance in government and private initiatives that advance the interests of women and girls.
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    Steve Saltarelli, the president of Men in Power, wrote a satirical column in March in which he suggested forming such a group. “Anyone with an interest in both studying and learning from men in powerful positions, as well as issues involved with reverse sexism, may become a member of MiP,” he wrote.

    Shortly after the column ran, Saltarelli started getting e-mail messages from men eager to join.
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    Saltarelli, who plans to attend law school, said the emergence of Men in Power has angered some students, especially “people very set in their ways.”

    To be sure, its title attracts attention.

    “The name implies some things that I don’t love,” said Liz Scoggin, a third-year student who joined the group a couple of weeks ago and now heads its outreach efforts. “I feel like it implies there aren’t enough men in power or that kind of thing.”
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    Jessica Pan, president of Women in Business and a fourth-year student, questioned whether Men in Power’s goals were being met by existing student groups.

    “I’m not sure we really need another student organization that focuses on pre-professional development for men,” Pan said, noting that, in just the area of business, there were five or six students groups that were gender-neutral.

    Similarly, Ali Feenstra, a third-year student and a member of the Feminist Majority, questioned Men in Power’s utility.

    “It’s like starting ‘white men in business’ — there’s not really any purpose,” she said.
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    • Sorry for the long post. So who said that men ruled the world because apparently you were wrong.

      Saltarelli hopes Men in Power will help more men get ahead while raising awareness of the male experience.

      “If we have good men in our society, everyone benefits,” he said.

    • While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind — or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat — others speculate it’s a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty’s mother while she was pregnant.

      It has got to be the chemicals causing these changes. In 20 years, we might be seeing flying cats.

  8. 6 missiles fired by North Korea in a week and this administration seems to act like its kindergarten at the local school. We need to take this seriously. Everyone is testing us and we are failing. All the bullies are acting up to see what milktoast Obama will do. And what will he do? NOTHING more than saying “Play nice boys and girls”.

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