Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
1. Each person is entirely on his own, including children, and is entitled only to what income s/he has personally obtained through inheritance, earned through personal work (which is tough when you're 5), profits from others' work via business ownership, or through gambling on wall street hedge funds.
2. No governmental agency, local, state, or federal, has any right to demand any potion of such income for the common good, in the form of taxes. No one had any obligation to contribute to the common good. None.
3. It is entirely appropriate to shelter as much of one's money as possible in off shore banks to avoid paying taxes to the country in which s/he is a citizen.
3. Children have a right to only the most rudimentary public education as might be provided in a developing country. If their parents want a better education they should pay for it themselves.
4. Public Schools must teach Evangelical religion and the entire curriculum, including science, must be consistent with these beliefs. If some parents disapprove they can pay for a private school.
5. Poor people, racial and ethnic minorities, elderly people, people with disabilities and college students are free to vote within very limited time slots, and with fewer voting stations than affluent White suburban people, so long as they bring a birth certificate, state issued ID, and proof of residence and are able to stand in line for hours waiting to vote, despite their age or disability. If they can't stand in line that long, tough. If they don't have a birth certificate or can't get to a drivers license office to get an ID, too bad. That's their problem. Suck it up.
6. Labor unions should be illegal. Workers are lucky to have a job and should stop whining.
7. Sex is filthy unless it is for having babies or undertaken by Republicans. Private Sexual behavior of democratic officials or candidates is disgusting and must be made public in excruciating detail, and the individuals involved prosecuted or at least persecuted. Outrageously distasteful sexual conduct of Republicans is sacrosanct and beyond discussion.
8. Discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation, is up to the judgement of each individual Republican.
9. The United Nations and other International organizations are unconstitutional and any president who signs such an agreement should be impeached or hung.
10. Likud, Kadima and ultra-orthodox Israelis should be accorded US citizenship and be honorary members of the Republican Party.
11. People who are not of Northern European heritage cannot be trusted.
12. Corporations are people and have the same rights as people, but none of the obligations.
13. It is appropriate for corporations to own Presidents, members of Congress, and Federal Judges, including the members of the Supreme Court.
14. Like we said before, sex iis really dirty, which is why we are so thrilled with it.
If you don't agree with these values you are without a doubt, an atheistic, communist trans-sexual, facist, Muslim, Hippie, totalitarian and should be jailed in a secret prison in Turkey, beaten by guards, water boarded, then deported to North Korea. Have a nice day
Monday, January 16, 2012
That would be a bit like people in Spain seeking to disown the word “Flamenco” to refer to that uniquely Adalusian gypsy music, that was originally played in cabarets and street side bars.
It is built around the juerga, an informal, spontaneous gathering that included dancing, singing, palmas (hand clapping), or simply pounding in rhythm on an old orange crate or a table. Flamenco, in this context, is organic and dynamic: it adapted to the local talent, instrumentation, and mood of the audience.
Or perhaps the people of Argentina should seek to disown the word, Tango, to refer to that uniquely native Argentine musical dance form. The word "tango" acquired the standard meaning of the place where African slaves and free blacks gathered to dance.
It was there the compadritos took the tango back to the Corrales Viejos—the slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires—and introduced it in various low-life establishments where dancing took place: bars, dance halls and brothels. It was here that the African rhythms met the Argentine milonga music (a fast-paced polka).
|Charlie Parker & Miles Davis|
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
|Joseph V. Brady|
|Bob Schuster 2010|
Bob Schuster was Joe Brady's graduate student while I was a post-doctoral fellow sharing the laboratory. The two of us collaborated on one of the first compelling animal models of opiate addictive behavior, which led eventually to adoption in a simplified form throughout the world.In 1964 and 65 Bob (Charles R.) Schuster and I wrote the first textbook in the field Joe helped establish, Behavioral Pharmacology. Not long ago I ran across a type written leather bound copy in a used bookstore that I had used to teach the first behavioral pharmacology course to one of the first groups of graduate students at the University of Minnesotan (pictured here), before the published version was available. I wanted to try it out to see how well it was received, and whether it would have any impact on the fledgling graduate students.
|Leather Bound Pre-Publication Copy of Behavioral Pharmacology|