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"The more conservative students receive greater opportunities — opportunities to consider more ideas, because they know what they hear/read plus what’s in their heads!"

"After graduation, who’s going to be better-equipped to go out in the world and interact with intellectually diverse groups of people?"Writes my son John (on his blog), commenting on a WSJ collection of essays about whether there's a free-speech crisis on college campuses. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, John, Free Speech, WSJ, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Intellectual Diversity

"The suit alleges that The Post 'targeted and bullied' 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump."

I'm reading about the lawsuit against The Washington Post in The Washington Post.“In a span of three days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child,” reads the complaint.It added, “The Post ignored basic journalist standards becaus...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Wikipedia, Court, Journalism, Atlanta, Ted, Cnn, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Catholic, John

Episcopal churches host concerts reinterpreting ancient stories in the #metoo era

Episcopal churches are among the venues hosting musical performances by Burning River Baroque, reinterpreting stories from the Bible, ancient mythology, and literature to “[highlight] issues and themes raised by the #metoo campaign.” Cleveland Scene describes Burning River Baroque’s The Other Side of the Story: Untold Perspectives on Familiar Tales as “a program that takes on the issues of ‘toxic masculinity’,” while the group’s webpage explains: Society’s collective understanding of history is ...
Tags: Religion, Society, Ohio, John, St John, Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Judith, Youngstown, St Alban, The Lead, Cleveland Scene, Featured Story, MeToo, Gayle Catinella, Music And Arts

"I voted for Bernie Sanders in the New York primary in 2016. I do not intend to do so in 2020."

"My vote for Sanders in 2016 was a protest against the lack of adequate competition. That doesn’t seem like it will be a problem this time."Writes my son John on his blog today. He also includes some of the things he wrote while live-blogging Bernie in the 2016 campaign debates. Example:A member of the audience begins his question by pointing out that opportunities often go disproportionately to "older Caucasian men and women." Sanders interrupts him with a self-effacing joke: "You're not talkin...
Tags: New York, Law, John, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bernie, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"Lying shrivelled upon a blue cloth, jaundice yellow but for the bloody end where it was sliced off—apparently as cleanly as sashimi..."

"... the severed penis is instead a listless nubbin, small and sad: not a pound of flesh so much as a few pathetic ounces. Still, it is the enduring symbolic power of the penis which gives the documentary its cumulatively disquieting effect....  Most salutary is the way that 'Lorena' reveals what happens when symbols of manhood are under threat—a subject as relevant today as it was in the early nineties, when John’s penis became a potent stand-in for masculinity itself and the cultural response ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Law, John, Whoopi Goldberg, Lorena, Ann Althouse, Rebecca Mead, Genitalia, Lorena Bobbitt, Bobbitts

"A presidential candidate admitting to marijuana use is nothing new. That happened in 2004, 2008, and 2016."

"But I've never seen any presidential candidate other than Kamala Harris follow up that admission with this kind of argument for legalizing marijuana: 'I think that it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy.'"Writes my son John, on his blog, linking to "Kamala Harris says she smoked marijuana in college, calls for legalization" (ABC News).This reminds me of why I changed my mind about legalization in March 2015 as a result of reading something written by Paul Johnson about Henrik Ibsen:...
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Rome, Snapchat, John, Bob Marley, Henrik Ibsen, Kamala Harris, Blackface, Ibsen, Paul Johnson, Ann Althouse, Georg Pauli, ABC News This, Era of That's Not Funny

Review Of Holosun 507c Pistol Red Dot Sight

John appears to like the Holosun, and it’s cheaper than the competitors. I did a little time with a pistol red dot sight on Saturday for the first time, and reflexively looked for the front post and tried to co-witness it with the dot.  That’s wrong, but breaking that habit will be tough if I get a pistol red dot sight.  I’ll need to spend some time turning training time into muscle memory.
Tags: Guns, Military, John, Firearms, Holosun, Pistol Red Dot Sights

How can you ever be unhappy when you live in a world with music...

... and a guy who does this —Thanks to my son John for sending me that... after I sent him this...Both videos are by Doodle Chaos, and there's more Doodle Chaos here. AND: You can see Doodle Chaos as one of a group of 6 individuals who call themselves The Lemonade Machine at the end of this video which shows an elaborate device which could also be called The Lemonade Machine: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, John, Viral Video, Lemonade, Ann Althouse, Doodle Chaos, Lemonade Machine

"I don't understand why the generic labeling of a time slot on a schedule means very much. People seem to be acting as though [Trump] just sat around watching Fox News."

"These seem to be the same people who don't like anything Trump does anyway, so you'd think they'd be happy that he's just idling. Does a schedule full of meetings prove you're a hard-worker, getting things done? I've gone to a lot of meetings where I felt my time was wasted and I was being kept from working. The people who schedule a lot of meetings maybe have a bureaucratic mindset and care about the superficiality of looking busy. I think an uncluttered schedule is helpful to a person with se...
Tags: Facebook, Law, White House, Wikipedia, Time, Fox News, Lincoln, John, Johnson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Marie Kondo, Buster Keaton, Union Army, Hari

"A strange sentence in this New York Times article about Democrats apologizing."

A blog post from my son John looks at this strange sentence in the NYT:As recently as 2006, national Democrats including former President Barack Obama expressed wariness about immigrants’ ability to assimilate into American culture and did not openly embrace gay marriage — two talking points that would probably be deeply damaging for any 2020 candidate."See the problem? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Same-sex Marriage, Law, Barack Obama, New York Times, Nyt, John, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Obama and gay rights, Obama and immigration

Tony Gonzalez, formerly of Huntington Beach, voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

ATLANTA — For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk. The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining him will be two more first-time nominees, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed, along with another defensive back, Ty Law, and center Kevin Mawae; Law and Mawae were both in their third year as finalists. The contributor nominees, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Cowboys and NFL executive Gil ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Dallas, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Jets, John, Kansas City

"With everything looking so 1970s, I want to offer 'Malaise!' as an idea for a political slogan. Any candidate is free to use that idea. No need to give me credit."

That's something I just wrote on Facebook, at a post by my son John about the Fast Company article, "The women running for president are breaking the rules of branding/The most diverse field of presidential candidates ever is also pushing the color of campaign branding like never before."From the article:Elizabeth Warren sets off the fairly traditional dark blue and red in her palette with an unexpected mint green to freshen things up. The overall impression gives off a fitting academic activist...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Color, America, John, Kamala Harris, Yellow, 1970s, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, Shirley Chisholm, Greenness, 2020 Campaign

"I grew up in a far-left college town, and I've known so many young people who were free spirits, who were nonconformists..."

"... who were determined to be themselves no matter what anyone else said, who had a passion for noisy music and experimental art, who listened to the color of their dreams . . . And back then, it didn't seem incongruous that they were mostly on the left. Today, I see so many people on the left sternly admonishing a 16-year-old for having the wrong smile in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's a prissy attitude which seems like the antithesis of so many lefties I've known. How can you be a ...
Tags: Law, John, Free Speech, Madison, David Mamet, Picasso, Dylan, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Art And Politics, Left-wing Ideology

The Green Reaper mascot the Department of Energy created is not merely ludicrous, it's evil, because the idea was to scare children.

From Hit & Run:Thanks to a FOIA request from journalist Emma Best... we now know... the Green Reaper... was designed in 2012, was intended to be used in "community outreach presentations to local elementary school children" and in internal memos reminding government workers to conserve energy and carpool when possible....The Green Reaper costume cost about $5,000 to manufacture, but the documents... don't give a full accounting of how much time public employees spent brainstorming and designing ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Obama, Global Warming, Hell, Environmentalism, John, Propaganda, Scary, Mascots, Department Of Energy, Nuclear War, NNSA, Ann Althouse, Using Children In Politics, Religion Substitutes

Erstwhile idiot becomes genius.

I just ran across this cartoon from the March 19, 1949 issue of The New Yorker:That caption is: "Wouldn't you think they'd have a place for withdrawals, too?"At the time, she was laughed at as a fool, but from our point of view, she's envisioning the ATM machine. Genius!Why am I reading the March 19, 1949 issue of The New Yorker?, you ask.I wanted to see the old J.D. Salinger story "The Laughing Man," because I was talking about it in the comments to yesterday's post, "With a gun against my bell...
Tags: England, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, George Orwell, Catholic, John, DEA, Orwell, Smiling, Salinger, Victor Hugo, J.D. Salinger, Ursus, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"An affected or simpering smile; a silly, conceited, smiling look."

That's the definition of "smirk" in the (unlinkable) OED. I looked up the word because it was used over and over to refer to the smile on the face of the Covington Catholic schoolboy the media singled out to destroy over the weekend.When is a smile a "smirk"? The dictionary says, when it's affected or simpering or silly and conceited looking.But I'd like a deeper psychological explanation of what is supposed to be in the mind of the smirker and how observers of smiles decide they have a window i...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Law, Virginia, Self-esteem, Wisconsin, Catholic, John, Smiling, Howe, Ruth Graham, Jaltcoh, John Althouse Cohen, Ann Althouse, OED, Brett Kavanaugh

NRA 2019 Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee: Interview

Editor Note: AmmoLand News has officially endorsed Willes Lee for the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. Please consider him for your vote. NRA Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee U.S.A. –-( Later this month NRA members will receive their ballots to select members of the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. One-third of the Board's 76 seats are due to expire in April at the NRA Annual Meeting. Voting-eligible NRA members will determine which 25 nominees will receive a three-year term t...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, US, America, Military, House, Marco Rubio, US Senate, John, Goa, Gun Rights, Rnc, Nra

Occupational licensure roundup

New report estimates state and national economic costs of occupational licensing [Morris Kleiner and Evgeny Vorotnikov, Institute for Justice] Reform efforts proceed at both state and federal levels [Angela Erickson, Cato Policy Report] Another study: licensing reduces labor supply significantly [Peter Blair and Bobby Chung, NBER] Cosmetology schools serve as lobbying force behind high prerequisites before newcomers can practice in field [Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz, New York Times...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Scotland, Uncategorized, New York Times, Edinburgh, John, New Mexico, Accounting, First Amendment, Albuquerque, Susana Martinez, Cato, District, CALEB BROWN, Lee McGrath

Adverse Possession: Legal Theory Question - Abandonded Property

[All states] Legal theory question: EXAMPLE CASE #1: * At 12 noon, John parks his car in a 2-hour parking zone. * At 1PM John sells his car to Mary. Mary left the car in the same parking space and did not move it. * At 2:30PM, the car got a parking ticket. * QUESTION: Should the car be excused from the parking ticket since John sold the car to Mary half way through the 2-hour period, and Mary didn't get the benefit of a full 2 hours? ACTUAL CASE #2: * In the year 2000, John bought a ho...
Tags: Law, John, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Tom, Mary, Mary Mary

A mysterious Facebook phenomenon — some people get a left-handed thumb's-up emoji and others get a right-handed thumb's-up emoji.

Observed and commented on in a Facebook thread (started by my son John) about the likelihood of Presidents to be left-handed:What's going on at Facebook? Perhaps it's just an innocuous device to get people talking or to test if anyone notices, but I think it's very strange to have 2 different ways of displaying the most important emoji (the one used to signify a "like") and to have a right/left distinction (which is so meaningful in political analysis). I feel actively lured in conspiracy thinki...
Tags: Facebook, Law, John, Conspiracies, Emojis, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"In the flickering light of the campfire, you can’t do much that requires keen eyesight like sewing or making tools, but you can chat away across the flickering flames."

"This is nicely illustrated by what South African San Bushmen talk about around their campfires. When anthropologist Polly Wiesner listened in on their conversations, she found that daytime conversations typically consisted of boring factual topics and discussions of trading agreements with neighbours, but evening conversations were invariably about social topics or involved storytelling and jokes.... So, if you want to know the secret of a long and happy life... the important thing is to take ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Poetry, Rome, Conversation, Drinking, John, Financial Times, Roman, Ibsen, Paul Johnson, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

Lamenting lack of retroactive application of new sentencing changes in FIRST STEP Act (... and so rooting again for robust clemency)

This recent piece from The Guardian, fully headlined "Current inmates feel left behind by Trump's criminal justice reform bill; First Step Act reduces the mandatory sentence for three-strikes offenders but the provisions will not be made retroactive," spotlights how certain inmates have gotten left behind even as the inappropriateness of their sentences inspired key sentencing reforms in the FIRST STEP Act.  Here are excerpts: On paper, Chris Young seems exactly the kind of person a prison refo...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Law, Obama, Senate, White House, US, West Virginia, Kanye West, The Guardian, Sharp, John, Donald Trump, Young, Oliver, Trump, Martin

"In addition to being a re-gifter, the president is also reported to be a double-dipper, low talker, and master of his domain."

My son John blogs his reaction to the Bloomberg News story "Donald Trump Jr. Says His Father Is a Regifter."(Links to all the relevant "Seinfeld" clips at the first link, which — helpfully — does not go to Facebook.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Facebook, Law, John, Seinfeld, Bloomberg News, Donald Trump Jr, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

Sermon Advent III: Good News?

Sermon Advent III: Good News? (Luke 3:7-18) 7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the f...
Tags: Law, California, Religion, Jesus, John, Christ, Advent, Luke, Abraham, John the Baptist, Jesus God, Sermons and Devotions

I can name that lawsuit in one note

Demetria Kalodimos, age 58, worked as an anchor for Nashville's WSMV for 33 years. After the station failed to renew her contract, she sued for age and gender discrimination. Among her allegations: In 2014, after Kalodimos "made clear" that she would not retire, the station hired the younger Tracy Kornet to replace her as lead anchor. In an ad announcing Kornet's hiring, Kornet said that "she watched Kalodimos deliver the news 'a million years ago' when she was 17."   Producers told Kalodimos t...
Tags: Law, Nashville, John, Jon Hyman, Kornet, Demetria Kalodimos, Kalodimos, Tracy Kornet, Ms Kornet, Ms Kalodimos Management

"Chani Nicholas doesn’t care for the hulking Alex Katz painting, depicting a trio of suited white men, hanging behind the front desk of the Langham hotel in New York. It reminds her of the patriarchy..."

"... she tells me one rainy, starless night in February, as we take the elevator up to her hotel suite and sit on the couch. We’re wrapping up a conversation about privilege, gender equality and the zodiac when Nicholas, who’s become popular on Instagram as a kind of social-justice astrologer, notices a different art piece hovering behind her. This one, she likes. The painting, titled 'Mona,' portrays a woman who shares a striking resemblance to Nicholas – dark hair with tight curls, sharp brown...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Law, Sunglasses, Transgender, Brooklyn, Nyt, John, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Astrology, Mona, Spelling, Alex Katz

"I blame 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,' and not just because reviewing the six CDs and Blu-ray disc of the 50th-anniversary box set of The White Album involves..."

"... hearing Paul’s idea of comedy ska in pristine and appalling Dolby True HD 5.1, alternate takes and all. The creation, recording, and release of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' represent everything that broke the Beatles. Together with Lennon’s sonic collage 'Revolution 9,' it explains why The White Album may well be the best Beatles album and why it has some of the worst Beatles music."We'll endlessly struggle with the John-or-Paul question. Here we are 50 years after the release of the white album. T...
Tags: Law, Censorship, John Lennon, Green, Paul Mccartney, John, Beatles, Lennon, PAUL, Weekly Standard, Ann Althouse, Dominic Green, Ob La Di Ob La Da

Asset Protection: Beneficiary Designation

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: CA For retirement accounts, let’s say you designate 50% to a person. Let’s call him John. Let’s say you designate the other 50% to a trust. If you select “per stripes” if John dies, then his 50% goes to his children. But if you do NOT select “per stripes” what happens if John dies? Does his 50% automatically go to the trust making it 100%?
Tags: Law, John, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate, John Let

The fake news about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez not being able to afford to move to Washington, D.C. until she gets her first paycheck as a Congressperson.

I'm seeing that over on Facebook, where my son John says he's unfollowing The Hill because...I've noticed multiple inaccuracies, but this was the last straw. This article is simply false about what she said in her New York Times interview, which is the source for the article. (I get the impression the Hill doesn't do original reporting.) This *might* be true for all I know, but she didn't say or even suggest it in the Times interview.Go to the link for details of what O-C said that was quoted in...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Washington, New York Times, John, Times, Hill, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

"'Long Time, No See' Is Considered Offensive, Non-Inclusive Language at Colorado State University/Viewed as derogatory towards those of Asian descent."

A headline at Reason, linked by my son John at Facebook. I don't know about Asian. I'd have said Native American. Here's my comment over on John's post:And don't substitute that you haven't seen the person in "many moons" or that you are "heap big" glad to see them. Don't say "Me talk-em Indian talk." Talk standard English. But, of course, to speak standard English is to exercise white privilege, so be very very careful. Or just don't say anything. You see someone you haven't seen in a long time...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Native Americans, John, Don, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Microaggression, Self-censorship, Colorado State University Viewed

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