Axiom: Recklessly broad generalisations lead to arseholery.
Media Circus: ASIO chief slammed for expert advice edition
What’s piqued your media interests lately? As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for items covering any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).
Friday Hoyden: Hildegard von Bingen
Long ago I promised a set of the “three wise H’s”. After Hrotsvit and Heloise, we are overdue to hear about Hildegard, and Good Friday seems like the perfect time to promote one of the great medieval Christian philosophers. She… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
“Queen of the gospel and the mother of rock and roll” The person who brought the electric guitar to the popular masses wasn’t Chuck Berry, and it sure wasn’t Bill Haley. It was a woman from Arkansas who saw her… Read More ›
We need a new Christmas Carol story
Scrooge’s failing is in being disconnected from the people around him. The failure of today’s Scrooges is the belief that connecting with the people around them is enough.
Today in ‘You can’t make this sh*t up’ because no one would believe you’
A nurse-midwife with anti-contraception religious views sues a Family Planning Clinic that declined to hire her.
Solstice Whimsy: Megalithic Mini-gardening
Happy June Solstice! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This solstice whimsy post features an example from the hobby world of miniature gardens: behold the Teacup Stonehenge! Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
Media Circus: #BringBackOurGirls Edition
So who else thinks that if 200+ white schoolgirls had been kidnapped from a boarding school anywhere on the planet that the media would be making it not just a top story but the top story for weeks until their whereabouts was discovered? So why aren’t there regular updates about the 200+ kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls every single day?
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
Dana Hunter thoughtfully put together a links roundup (so I didn’t have to) on the many many creationists who are very cross with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson right now because he’s talking science on TV.
Sotomayor asks a question about the consequences of corporate religion
…and the anti-abortion lobby is cross that she interrupted an attorney (and compared
abortioncontraception to other medical procedures – in a case about medical insurance).