Tuesday, October 31, 2006

tired and sleepy today and I have to prep for class
Blogging might resume later today or tomorrow.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

students back in control?
We tried that in the 60’s and it didn’t work

WRAL.com - EDUCATION - Gallaudet Votes To Remove Incoming President

a quote from the board --"Although undoubtedly there will be some members of the community who have differing views on the meaning of this decision, we believe that it is a necessity at this point," the board said in a written statement.

Let me tell you what it means –it means you caved and given up any hope of retaking authority. The board has shown it can re rolled and will be rolled again whenever a group wants to.
boy it’s been along time
since we had some transsexual news

Mexican transsexual crowned beauty queen - Yahoo! News

Try this. I wish we still had blog ads so this would drive them crazy like a few years ago.
wish I could say I was sorry about this
FOXNews.com - 'Studio 60’ Cancellation Iminent - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment

No I don’t, really. The premise of this show—what little I’ve watched—is that they are smart and the rest of us are stupid and backward. They in this case being blue staters but not all blue people. If you come from certain places meaning not from the northeast of L.A. you have to be a rube. Who basically wants to watch actors giving speeches and most of them slaps at red-state people.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I love the entrepreneurial spirit
Irishmen sell dirt to US emigrants - New Zealand's source for oddstuff - strange, weird & bizarre news on Stuff.co.nz

The key is a patented U.S. customs. This could be expanded to other countries.
anyone remember?
My Way - Sports News

Joe Niekro is dead. Heck of a thing –I mean you win 221 games in the major leagues and most people still remember you as Phil’s brother. Phil won 331.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

bring out your dead
so we can make money off them


the big news here is that Elvis is no longer #1—
all hail the power of dead grunge!! Kurt takes the lead.
innovative lawyer or just an idiot?
HIV not sexually transmitted, man claims | NEWS.com.au
I’m sorry but he is just another self interested lobbyist
cbs2chicago.com - Michael J. Fox In Town To Campaign For Dems

I don’t want to sound too negative but when you are campaigning –apparently for democrats whether they are for your issue of not you, your motives are fair game. I’m sorry he has Parkinson’s—runs in my family too and my understanding that puts me at higher risk—I also don’t get bent out of shape with what he wants. However, let’s not give him his crown yet—he basically is a promoter of his own self-interest.
I have no problem with self-interest but pursuing it doesn’t make you courageous.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

no more calls please we have a winner
FOUL FLY BAWL By KATE SHEEHY - New York Post Online Edition: Seven

In the self absorbed sweepstakes that is. The ability to see a bigger picture than your own is a key to maturity—the Yankees apparently don’t have it.
Their proposed Christmas ornament—Santa in a small plane—nope we have had no players killed in small planes lately so what is the fuss. Besides he was only here part of the year and not like he was a real Yankee.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Spanish language newspaper right here in little ol’ Pitt county
New publication hits Pitt County
They are trying to niche this thing in the area of “fun” or activity type things not just real news. Also are trying to get outside the county. Good luck to them.
what do I do on some Monday mornings?
The online students had deadlines last night. This was for a three week module of the course. So, today I have to deal with questions about test questions—I hold them all until the module is over as it saves me numerous mouse clicks. I also have to deal with those few who encountered computer problems last night. I don’t think they were faking as I had the same problems getting in to the site.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

not to be critical of the NY TIMES but
Las Vegas SUN: Suicide Note Leads to Dismembered Body

The Times interviewed this couple. Why couldn’t they see this coming—why didn’t they prevent this—I know it was months ago but they are the TIMES and they expect others to see things in the future why didn’t they warn anyone?

I know this is snarky but it sounds familiar doesn’t it.
NBC to make cuts
BREITBART.COM - NBC Universal makes $750M in cuts by reducing staff, scripted shows, news budget

In the spirit of most of their shows I think we the public—the great unwashed—need to ask a questions. What is wrong with us that we made them do this? Why oh why don’t we watch the shows out betters offer up to us?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

so what is different this time?
Radio and Records

The people who started “Air America” are trying another liberal network. I would have more confidence in this venture if the same people who started the last one weren’t all doing it again.
Do they have any reason for why they failed—other than that Rove guy and stupid listeners?
this is a matter of national not just organizational culture
Tattoos, piercings slip into dress codes - Yahoo! News

The wave of the future I guess.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

YES!!! None of “my states are last
local6.com - Education -

This is supposed to be a list of the smartest states. No, I haven’t looked to see how they measure anything. most of these jokers tend to use college degrees as a proxy for intelligence.
this is sad
Las Vegas SUN: CBS Correspondent Christopher Glenn Dies

Remember him as the voice of “in the news.”

Monday, October 16, 2006

I think they might need this in the UK as it probably won’t be safe to go outside and play
One giant step for home entertainment? | the Daily Mail

so they can wear that TV bubble and pretend life is good.
stupidity and law enforcement in the UK
This is a continuing series and it just seems they keep trying to top the last time.
Police to muzzle dog squads for fear of being sued | News | This is London

Sunday, October 15, 2006

interesting things about you and your birthday
Birthday Calculator

like likely conception date and how many months old you are.
I think it’s time for that next teardrop
AP Wire | 10/14/2006 | Tex-Mex 'Bebop Kid' Freddy Fender dies

He had some good songs and a nice sound.
I can’t remember a time of golf on TV without him
ESPN.com - GOLF - Palmer stops mid-round, done with competitive golf
It had become painful to watch at times, however.

Friday, October 13, 2006

don’t worry I’m about to go on the low carb diet again
FT.com / MARKETS / Commodities - Grain stockpiles at lowest for 25 years

That should ease any shortage.
some people aren’t really lucky
New York Daily News - Home - 2nd bolt from blue
I just fall about every 30 months or so—at least that is the progression. This lady gets really bad stuff.
it’s a plot and not true
BREITBART.COM - Air America Radio Files for Chapter 11

I know because when this was first reported a few weeks ago that is what they said so this must be untrue also.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

chilling of dissent
MTV News - Scissor Sisters' Ta-Dah Cut Out Of Major U.S. Retail Chains

Just goes to show that sounding off against the president gets you on 60 minutes but saying things about your record label gets you in real trouble.
talk about your niche market
The Herald - Life. Captured Every Day. - Serving York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties.

This story is about a new product—an ice cream for dogs. Is this for real—I’ll ask my dog if he wants ice cream.

Maybe it goes well with green tea.

[also posted to my class blog]
do I use the extra calories by getting sick?
Coke serves green tea to a world with calories to burn - Business - Business

It really might not be that bad and negative calorie sounds pretty good.
it’s the well thought out Thursday three

1. Status show off stuff—I really can’t think of anything—I like stuff but probably would be just as happy with other stuff or less stuff even.
2. The time I go to bed varies basically with the time I must get up. That time varies with my class schedule and that changes every semester. I like to stay up late however this summer with the broken ankle I got into a schedule that stayed up late –didn’t sleep very late at all and then took a nap. That was actually nice.
3. I can’t remember when the internet thing first came to my attention. I remember years and years ago some people from the computer area talking about it and then later getting on some list serves. I guess my real interest like many others came when a real browser got out there.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

we have identified 29 members of congress who have way too much time on their hands

WBIR.COM - Congressmen ask Rice to keep "Dog The Bounty Hunter" in U.S.

thanks for working on the war or maybe the economy or perhaps a scandal—but why this.
no change here either

Evening news at pre-Couric rankings again�|�Entertainment�|�Television�|�Reuters.com
this isn’t a change it has become commonplace
Apple's NY Fifth Avenue store is an 'insult to Islam' | The Register

As someone said they feel the real insult is that we “are”.

I’m getting fed up.
back to the future
Pope set to bring back Latin Mass that divided the Church - World - Times Online

Too bad I don’t speak Latin or I might slip in the back door. My guess is one of our local churches will try this ASAP.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

now for office hours
I interviewed the candidate and met with the chair who is also my co-author on some papers. Taught class and have a mediation at 5 this afternoon.

Monday, October 09, 2006

this is a surprise
WRAL.com - Family - Parents, Just Let Your Kids Play

A group of M.D.’s suggesting that kids have unstructured playtime. The real shocker is that they didn’t blame the lack of time on Bush or Rove. Well maybe they did but I didn’t read that far.
welcome to the future—the tele-shrink

This will help with the distribution of certain medical personnel. That is if it works.
when you eat an the arches
McDonalds Monopoly 2006 Rare Piece List @ Amazing-Bargains.com

Be on the look out for these pieces.
big news in book selling
News from The Associated Press

Looks like the niche store just might survive. My guess is that it will take a special market to do so.
I’m here –I’m working and it looks like rain
I’m not real happy but if things break right I plan on going by the student union to see the Stanley cup this afternoon.
Mr. SkinnyDan—I’ll tell you what it looks like.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

OK article on switching to a mac
Apple Matters | Switch to a Mac and You'll Never Go Back
I only have one mac right now but if I get some money I’ll get a new imac.

Friday, October 06, 2006

conference just about over
There is one last session going on before the luncheon. I think I’ll sit in the lobby and drink coffee while I work on my paper for another conference in the winter.
I was feeling picked on this morning as I was in a session that had papers on cigarette taxes and exercising for the elderly.
My wife wanted to shop more at the outlets and thus I’ll be going to the lunch. I usually don’t go as it is a hotel meal and I never win an award. Still I guess I show up and applaud for the people who make these things work.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

sorry but I’ve actually been working today
I discussed two papers and chaired a session. The chairing was easy. I’m now going to have a nap. This academic stuff can be tiring.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

who is a manager?
My Way Finance

The issue off who is a manager isn’t just an academic one. Supervisors—first line managers are not covered under the labor relations laws of the country. The National Labor Relations board has apparently issued new guidelines concerning nurses. R.N.’s have always been hard to classify as all floor/staff nurses tend to have some supervisory responsibilities.
[also posted to my class blog]
trying to finish up and get ready to leave town
More online class stuff and working on papers and reading papers I have to discuss—really rereading them. Then washing clothes and packing and then maybe leaving tomorrow.

Southeast infORMS

Click on conference program to see all the great papers and perahps you can even download them with the proceedings link.

Monday, October 02, 2006

there will always be an England
But you might not want to live there.

Two stories just waiting for blogger to get back up. First this one from the Anglican Church
Viewing God as male 'contributes to domestic abuse' says Church | News | This is London

Yep I think that is the root cause of domestic abuse—always knew it.

And follow this link to some audio that helps explain what is going on here.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Blunt tops funeral song requests

Seems people in the un-churched but officially churched UK want unrelated to the theme of death pop songs played at funeral.
I blame global warming
SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Rare as hen's teeth: 20-game winners

No 20 game winners—what else could it be but that. If we had only signed Kyoto.
Monday Monday
Or I could have gone with the Bangles song—grading and writing a paper to submit. Later in the day I will attend a presentation by someone we are interviewing. Also a lot of mess with the online course—they just finished a “module.”

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