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Monthly Archive July, 2007

I passed. Did you?

July 31, 2007

Quiz – Alabama Literacy Test circa 1965 (): Take this quiz to see whether you would have been able to vote before 1965 if you were not white. The Federal Voting Rights Act, passed in 1965, made tests such as this one illegal. I didn’t know some of this and some of the questions confused […]

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new CNN show host’s history of dirty tricks

This is who CNN feels is acceptable to host programs: Think Progress » AUDIO: Laura Ingraham Tells Listeners To Jam Voter Protection Hotline: Laura Ingraham today urged her listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter protection hotline. After playing a recording of DNC Chairman Howard Dean promoting the line […]

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quote of the day

Do Not Underestimate the Power of the Dark Side: In this movie, Sauron lasers Sam and Frodo before they get to Mount Doom. Darth Vader doesn’t help Luke out in the end. Megatron wins. Wile E. catches the Roadrunner. Elizabeth Bennet learns that Darcy is a loser. Etc. Etc.

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links for 2007-07-31

How would you change the OLPC XO? – Engadget Interesting, if wildly off-topic at times, thread about the One Laptop Per Child units. at this point, I would wait and see how they work in the hands of their “market” before doing anything. (tags: olpc economics technology) “I am an anal impressionist” The life and […]

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