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  1. Regarding the ardent anti-choice blogger:
    “It’s better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
    –Abraham Lincoln
    And now, because of this blogging fad, you can remove all doubt on a global scale!

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  2. Oh yeah!
    I just remembered this funny little story! When I was in grad school, I took a diversity course. I was hoping we’d discuss some really meaty subject matter, but alas it was just a “token” course offered by the department’s “token” African-American professor. The course material was weak, the presentation incoherent, and the instructor himself an outspoken homophobe (I guess diversity is good, as long as you don’t include those fuckin’ faggots).
    Anyway, one day, he started going off about this horrible website called http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com, and how these people think that they’re progressive just because they have black friends. It look me a good 5 minutes to get a word in edgewise and get his attention to inform him that the website is satire. It even says so right on the site. Of course, he tried to save face after his 5 minutes of uninformed ranting, and made it sound like I didn’t know what I was talking about. Well, not to mention which is which, but I informed him that one of us got his graduate degree at DeVry (no shit) and the other was 2 quarters away from getting his graduate degree from the University of Washington.
    As an aside, I took that opening to discuss the concept of “authority” and asked him if he was gay. Shocked, he said, “Absolutely not!” So, I asked him if that was the case, what made him an authority on the homosexual experience, pointing out that if I claimed to be an authority on the African-American experience, I would — rightly so — be laughed out of the classroom. So I posed the question to him again: “What makes you — a supposed straight man — an authority on homosexuality?”
    He glared at me. It was the first time I ever saw a black man turn red.
    Oh, and when it came time for course and instructor evaluations, several of us were brutally honest. 🙂

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  3. That picture of Knightley was so scary that I had to GIS for more. She looks like a refugee from Ethiopia.
    She needs to have a diet goal, but more along the lines of “By the end of the summer, I’ll be able to fill these size 7 pants.” She needs to tell her fitness trainer that she needs to put on about thirty pounds. If she did anything other than make money because of her appearance, I wouldn’t even care.
    She makes girls feel inadequate like porn guys make men feel inadequate, and that is not good for creating emotionally secure people.

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