The anti-affirmative action guy is Ward Connerly. Ward Churchill is a garden variety "9/11: America Deserved It" guy.
Will in Seattle,
You'll love this one:
"When Are Republicans Going to Come Clean and Admit They Hate Democracy?
Republicans used to be more honest and admit they were anti-democratic. They would insist that "the United States isn't a democracy, it's a republic". Now they mouth the word 'democracy' with every hypocritical breath. Just as David Vitter and Ted Haggard preach "family values" and homophobia right before they head for the nearest whorehouse or gay bar, Republican words and actions are severely disconnected.
I always had to laugh during the Cold War when Republicans talked about the 'dangers of appeasement' and 'the lessons of World War II'. Because the 'appeasers' in the years leading up to World War II were mainly right-wing Republicans, and the reason they were appeasing Germany is because they were pro-Nazi. Right up until we entered the war Hitler had strong support from the American right. Virtually all of America's billionaires at that time--Ford, Rockefeller, Mellon, Hunt--were Nazi sympathizers, and a great many of those Republicans touting the 'lessons of World War II' felt we were fighting on the wrong side in that war."
your link to the "In contempt: Bolten and Miers will face charges." item is wrong.
I'm going to make this zucchini bread with my godson tonight! Thanks for the recipe.
Oh dear. I knew this vegetarian thing would devolve into hippie bread at some point.
What #1 said...ECB you've got your Wards really badly confused...but in a peculiarly ironic way.
4 words: Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Yum!
There are about forty more interesting things you can do with zucchini than bread (cake, really).
Agreed with Fnarf. Zucchini stuffed with bulgar wheat, tomatoes, sauteed onions, and parsley topped with a warm yogurt-garlic sauce, for instance. (Lebanese recipe)
@8 and 9--
Yes, yes, of course. But my 6-year-old godson will eat zucchini bread.
#6 - Truly
And what's with calling Bundy's argument idiocy? I don't agree with him, but he tried to make a rational argument based on his take of the data. The best you can come up with in response is to call him names? Weak...
Well, not *only* in Texas. Kansas has done crap like that, too. We need to just give up on the -as states.
Zucchini bread = hippy bread? They've been making zucchini bread ever since they realized that that weed will take over your garden and grow its fruit like no one's business.
Fnarf, it's really a big muffin, not a cake or bread. And while you can do more interesting things with it, you can't do anything more interesting that also solves the problem of what to do with all that goddamn zucchini in the first place.
#6 - The reasons are endless. To me buses don't give any environmental benefit because for anyone to actually use buses we need nothing short of bus corridors. The only decent info in that paper is that I am not for tunnels anymore.
Gee... what form of transportation doesn't require much street space OR tunnels? Oh that's right Sound Transit and their bitch the Seattle Times combined to kill off the rational, sane transportation system with half truths and propaganda.
Oh yeah - and you bike freaks I'm glad you do what you do but it's hilly and rainy here. The numbers bad-asses that do brave Seattle commuting via bike are always going to be smaller then other parts of the world.
You need a zucchini prevention policy. Snap off the blossoms and cook them as described earlier this week.
Ukraine. Not THE Ukraine. Ukraine.
yayyyyyy for ward churchill being fired. what an embarassment.
Matt from Denver: OK, it's a muffin. Muffins are for people who hate food. They're a million times worse than even cake. In fact, I would go so far as to say that nothing on the earth is as bad as a muffin.
Fnarf, I'm glad my childhood wasn't anything like yours, as only some muffin trauma can account for a pleasure-denying attitude such as yours. Feel free to send me any zucchini bread that comes your way.
@ 16, I've done squash blossom recipes before and while they're delicious they're also an enormous pain in the ass. Picking, washing and drying all those blossoms takes so much time it's hardly worth the effort. But thanks for the suggestion.
If you read the article, you would have noted that what Emory Bundy calls "the best possible transportation mode" is the same one that you and I often use to get to work: the bicycle. He uses it, too.
This makes him an idiot?
@2 - thanks, but the fact that Rove is going to have to speak under OATH is what has me excited today, plus the US AG going down on criminal charges ...
Will in Seattle @ 22,
Sorry, neither will happen since we have a "Justice" Department that's as corrupt and contemptuous of the rule of law as the criminals they're supposed to be prosecuting.
In the old days, we might have had people who would put their country and Constitution before their party and political power, but those folks are long gone.
i couldn't deal with the veggie artist's website long enough to figure out his point. aren't those veggies just what actual vegetables look like when not sorted out to be sold in stores to people who freak out if their peppers aren't "pepper-shaped"? his intro page was kind of internet-conspiracy theory level gobbeldy-gook. (is "gobbeldy-gook" one of those weird secret racist terms or not?)
LOL @1,6 ... yet another display of ECB's respect for detail.
Hey, what about that cute little cat the predicts death? It is all over yahoo. Imgine all those old folks saying... "Oh look at the cute little kitty coming up on my bed. WAIT!! CAT OF DEATH GET OFF ME!!!" I can see why Egyptians worshiped them now.
Any native Northwesterner knows exactly what to do with enormous quantities of surplus zucchini. You leave it surreptiously on your neighbors' porches in brown paper sacks. When you run out of neighbors, you start doing the same thing in the break rooms at work.
Oh, and @7 - Chocolate Zucchini Bread is not four words. Chocolate Pot Zucchini Bread is, which explains a great deal.
"Gee... what form of transportation doesn't require much street space OR tunnels? Oh that's right Sound Transit and their bitch the Seattle Times combined to kill off the rational, sane transportation system with half truths and propaganda. "
You have got to be kidding, right Chill Pill?
The Seattle Times has been editorializing and railing against Sound Transit since the day they discarded an alignment that went right by Seattle Times World Headquarters on Fairview years and years ago (opting instead for the dense populations of Capitol Hill).
Chill Pill, go back to the Times Editorial page in 2004 - after Sound Transit had broken ground and committed over a billion dollars in light rail contracts - and you can find the Times Editorial Board stating plainly that the project should STILL be stopped. Yeah, it sure is obvious the Times was in Sound Transit's back pocket. What an idiotic conspiracy theory...sounds like something half-sane Emory Bundy would come up with!
Besides Blethen, Ramsey and Vesely's hatred of rail transit, even Seattle Time transportation writer Mike Lindblom (who fawned over the Monorail, treating that project with kid gloves) has got into the propaganda act http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003788710_soundtransit14m.html .
It took the Tacoma News Tribune to out him. www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/story/112516.html
For the record, Emory Bundy is an idiot.
Besides parroting Krazy Right Winger Kemper Freeman's lies about cars being just as efficient as transit (all the blue blood old money Seattle dinosaurs seem to hold this opinion), Bundy IS AN IDIOT because he always hides his real agenda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_rapid_transit
I mean, Bundy quit his job at the Bullitt Foundation to spend all his waking hours obsessing over new ways to kill light rail...but like most Snake Oil Salesmen, Bundy isn't about to tell you what he's actually FOR....but others have outed his weird ideas in the past:
"Personal rapid transit is one technology that holds great promise for urban transit systems."
-Emory Bundy, Seattle political scientist.
Light-rail foe has rival-rail link Conflicts?
May 19, 2002
David Quigg- The News Tribune
Since the 1980s, years before he emerged as a civic-minded general in the battle to kill light rail, Seattleite Emory Bundy has been a corporate officer of a fledgling transit company that touts itself as a low-cost alternative to light rail. This financial stake - in what the influential critic dismisses as a corporation with no product, no venture capital and no payroll - surprised longtime friends and foes alike last week.
Most wished he'd disclosed it all along. Then the public could judge its effect, if any, on his credibility as a critic, as a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against light rail and as a dissident member of the official citizen committee that reviewed and endorsed the 1996 ballot measure that created Sound Transit.
Members of that committee say - and meeting notes and minutes confirm - Bundy didn't tell his fellow panel members about his stake in Pathfinder Systems Inc., a developer of so-called personal rapid transit, or PRT. Not on Feb. 8, 1996, when he talked up PRT at a committee meeting. Not on March 5, 1996, when he arranged for a business partner to brief the committee about the PRT concept.
The committee's chairman, Seattle attorney Dick Ford, said it "troubles me" to have been unaware of the business relationship. Other light-rail backers, including state transportation commissioner Aubrey Davis, also see Bundy's silence as problematic.....
PATHFINDER SYSTEMS, INC.
UBI Number 601 506 329
Category Regular Corporation
State of Incorporation WA
Date of Incorporation 01/14/1986
License Expiration Date 01/31/2003
Registered Agent Information
Agent Name EMORY BUNDY
I made that zuke bread recipe with my 6-year-old godson last night. It was a ton of fun, and he was totally into it the entire time. We skipped some of the more exotic ingredients, but if I make this again I'll definitely use the curry powder and nuts and stuff.
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