Oregon became the first state to automatically register Americans to vote on Monday.
Regular readers will know that I love words, to the point where I used to watch William F. Buckley's "Firing Line," dictionary in hand, just so I could learn new ones. In that spirit, I've decided to create an irregular feature based on "interesting words I encountered while meandering through the blogosphere."
farrago (fuh-RAH-goh), n. -- a confused mixture; hodgepodge, medley, as in: "Hillary Clinton's farrago of email explanations gets harder to take with a straight face every day."
And the latest gatherings of lunatic, dangerous gun nuts can be found in . . . the Ivy League?
In between completing problem sets, writing code, organizing hackathons, worrying about internships and building solar cars, a group of MIT students make their way to the athletic center, where they stand side-by-side, load their guns and fire away.
Yikes. Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is cutting staff positions and plans to gradually reduce enrollment "as the news industry retrenches."
It's actually kind of entertaining to watch Hillary Clinton apologists twist themselves into knots to defend the indefensible act of doing government business on a personal email accountt. MSNBC knucklehead Ed Schultz gets the nod for most amusing response:
Given the well-publicized abuse of veterans by the people who are supposed to help them, you'd think people dealing with them would start being a little more cautious in word and deed. Apparently a little slow on the uptake in Indianapolis:
A manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis appears to mock the mental health problems of returning combat veterans in an email to her employees.
We started our interviews with Primary election candidates today, and that effort will eat into my blogging/tweeting time for the next four weeks. So I thought I'd fill in the gap a little with periodic thoughts about the interviews and this year's city contests. Right now I'm thinking I won't use names, but that could change.
Let's end the week with happy thoughts for the next generation.
A second-grader in Louisiana wrote a complaiing note to the first lady:
Thank you for trying to make my school lunch better, but you have ruined Taco Tuesday. Please bring back the old taco shell. I miss them. Also, the pizza is terrible. If you would like to try the new tacos, I will buy you lunch.
Commitment to eating three meals a day is "racist." So The National Review says an article in Mother Jones says:
Butler offered excerpts of an e-mail interview with Abigail Carroll, author of the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, as proof of this point.