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No Hockey For You!

Posted 06-26-2014 at 07:30 AM by Grandma Bates
Updated 06-26-2014 at 01:18 PM by Grandma Bates (cuz some people might not assume it means hockey....)

Yesterday the president of the University of Ottawa announced that the men's hockey team's 2014-1015 schedule has been cancelled. This decision is the result of allegations of sexual assault that occured last year when the team played in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Few details have been stated publicly. There are indications, however, that three students are accused of taking part in the incident, and the coach tried to take steps to limit the team's exposure to the allegations.

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The Wisdom, Foresight, and One Arm That Tamed the West

Posted 04-24-2014 at 07:09 PM by Grandma Bates
Updated 04-25-2014 at 04:14 AM by Grandma Bates (Fixed Cliven Bundy's name)

For some reason a small group cowboys in Nevada with nothing better to do but complain have been given a great deal of attention. Cliven Bundy has been integrated into the 24 hour news cycle, and his near constant exposure has made it possible to expose some of his more unpleasant views on humanity. We have now officially lost sight of Mr. Bundy's complaints about the onerous federales who will not let him graze his cows on the arid lands that his family claimed for the last millennium.
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Vehement Disagreement Out of Respect for Others

Posted 04-18-2014 at 07:31 AM by Grandma Bates
Updated 04-18-2014 at 07:32 AM by Grandma Bates (Grammar fail)

Our little town recently had a referendum to make up funding for the town's hockey rink and athletic fields after a sudden shortfall. One of the surprises was that my neighbor a few doors down had a sign in his yard urging others to support the effort to keep the facilities open. It was a surprise given that his politics are a bit on the conservative side. By "conservative" I mean he generally has signs in his yard supporting hard core political candidates who have made national news...
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Neil's a Bore

Posted 03-15-2014 at 08:24 AM by Grandma Bates

This started out as a post in a thread at
http://www.sluniverse.com/php/vb/sci...ing-equal.html
After running a bit more pedantic than normal I moved it here. That thread started out as a discussion on comments by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about reporting science found at
Neil deGrasse Tyson tells CNN: Stop giving ‘equal time to the flat Earthers’ | The Raw Story
but the thread quite predictably shifted to focus on the fauna of the American Southeast....
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Sexualizing the Base

Posted 02-21-2014 at 07:48 AM by Grandma Bates
Updated 02-21-2014 at 12:30 PM by Grandma Bates

Legislatures in a number of states have begun to push laws that make it easier to explicitly discriminate against homosexuals. The guise for this new segregation is that people who have religious views in opposition to homosexuals leading lives in the open should be allowed to push people into a closet and slam the door shut. The political commentators seem to be focused on the idea that this is some sort of last ditch effort by "social conservatives" to push their agenda. (For examples...
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