A Weird Car Sticker

Does anybody know why people would create such a sticker? Isn’t Sea World an amusement park?

Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion

I was at a conference, so I haven’t been able to collect a whole lot of links. Feel free to add any interesting links you like.

War on sex as the reason for Petraeus’s downfall.

Boys do cry: right after vanquishing his opponent at the polls, President Obama slaughters one of the most pernicious gender myths that which is that men don’t have emotions. Just imagine how many health issues could be avoided if men allowed themselves to express their emotions at least once every 4 years.

Yale loses its horrible President Levin but immediately appoints somebody who is not much better. Another fail, Yale!

This is what a nearly perfect request for a recommendation looks like.

A great response to my post on whether communism can be expected to work.

Right-wing meltdown. The problem is that after they melt, they will once again turn solid in the exact same shape and form as before.

A very honest and gut-wrenching personal story about the onset of depression.

A phenomenal show from Colbert. I laughed from beginning to end.

No, you cannot have your country back. America is moving forward. That’s the message voters sent the Republican Party and its Tea Party wing Tuesday night when they re-elected President Obama and strengthened the Democrats’ control of the Senate. If your idea of America’s power structure is rooted in a 1950s or even a 1920s sensibility, here’s an update: that America is no more. Republicans are trying to hold back a storm surge of demographic change with a white picket fence. Good luck with that.”


Contraception or Bribes?

Mayor Emanuel and Walgreen Co. CEO Greg Wasson announced today a new public-private partnership that creates a pilot incentive program aimed at encouraging parents to become more involved in their schools and part of new efforts CPS is undertaking to better engage parents across the district. The pilot provides parents with a “Balance Rewards” card with 25,000 points, worth the equivalent of $25 in Walgreens in-store purchases, when they pick up their students’ report cards and participate in parent-teacher conferences during Report Card Pick-Up days.

When you have to pay people to take an interest in their own children, the whole situation is too bizarre for words.

Could the Walgreens be persuaded to hand out free birth control instead? A parent who needs to be bribed to remember that s/he has a child will not do any good to that child. I say let’s promote contraception instead.

What do you think?