Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion

Harper’s woman-hating conservatives are defeated in their most recent attempt to deprive the women of Canada of our reproductive rights.

Most families in the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull movement don’t pay federal income taxes, and there is no way any one of them would consider voting for Obama in their wildest dreams (rather, they generally see him as pure evil) or consider themselves dependent on the government, for that matter.

If your academic career is not as successful as you’d wish, the reason probably is very simple: you are not hiding enough!

American conservatism is NOT a type of autism. And stop saying it is because it’s a very stupid thing to say.

The myth of forgiveness.

“”We believe Jonathan Mayhew is among a very small number of elite Spanish Professors,” KU Provost David Vitter said, “and this ensures that we compensate him accordingly. We are proud of the way he represents the University of Kansas and the entire State of Kansas, and we are thrilled that he will remain a Spanish Professor for at least another decade” . . . Mayhew’s current contract, which runs through June 2018, pays him $3.376 million, including base salary and annual service payments, as well as retention payments that are payable in 2013 and 2018.”

Great tips on how to waste a sabbatical. I have tried every single one and they totally work!

The most bizarre and paranoid article on Israel and Iran I have ever encountered. At first, I thought the author was trying to be satirical. And then I realized he was dead serious and got kind of scared.

Non-comparative attitude. I love this post.

This article on mansplaining gives the perfect definition of these ultra-annoying people (of any gender) who come to my blog to explain to me things about my country in spite of having zero knowledge on the subject.

How to deal with annoying hipsters.

The men who decided to destroy that embassy in Libya are not hornets; they are not mindless drones. They are Human Beings, presumably fully in charge of their own faculties, who have decided of their own free will to value their religious ideals above the lives of a bunch of people who had absolutely nothing to do with the offense given (other than coming from the same country as the offender). There is no way to excuse such conduct, no matter how much of an asshole the person who gave the original offense was–and frankly, any attempt to excuse their behaviour invariably comes across as infantilizing of people in other cultures.” This is exactly what I keep saying.

Do you agree with this prediction that the Communist Party in China will be taken down by a popular coup within the next 10 years? I think it is quite possible.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion

  1. The advice to ‘defend your time’ (or ‘hide’, as Mictlantecuhtli puts it) is great advice; unfortunately, it always seems to come to me from my boss, and I suspect that he does NOT mean defend my time/hide from HIM!


  2. Cole’s point that Iran does not want a nuclear weapon is well taken. I see no evidence that they want one (or more.) I do not know enough about the contents of rest of the article to comment on it.


  3. Clarissa, you need to show the post about Mayhew to your Dean and tell him that you want a raise. If you can argue that you’re even half as good as Mayhew you’ll be pulling down more than a million.


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