First day of classes, math professors continue to be best professors.
Robin Williams (1951-2014)
Actor, Comedian, Friend to the USO and the troops
Comedian and actor Robin Williams shakes hands with US Army (USA) CHIEF Warrant Office Two (WO2) Davis, 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ). Mr. Williams is in Kirkuk as part of the USO (United Service Organization) tour traveling through Southwest Asia with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, 12/17/2003
Robin Williams, a comedian and an actor, performs for troops during a United Services Organization (USO) visit at the Base Exchange at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 14, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Christopher A. Marasky) (Released), 12/14/2004
Actor/Comedian Robin Williams entertains the crew of US Navy (USN) ENTERPRISE CLASS: Aircraft Carrier, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), during a holiday special hosted by the United Service Organization (USO), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, 12/19/2003
Actor/Comedian Robin Williams (center) visits with Ohio (OH), Air National Guard (ANG) Technical Sergeant (TSGT), Chuck Juhasz, during his visit to the 39th Medical Group (MG), Hospital at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH. USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerome Limoge, Surgeon, 39th Medical Group looks on, 10/14/2002
I’m not usually so emotional about celebrities dying, but I am actually torn up about losing Robin Williams. I don’t think I’ve felt like this since Ray Bradbury passed. What a lose.
Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has openly renounced Western-style democracy for the nationalist authoritarianism of Putin’s Russia. >>
I recall someone out there once stating that the Soviet Union did not actually collapse, but merely go to sleep. I laughed at the time but shoot, I think that might be true at this point.
We’re finally prepping to move into our new house, which means tearing out carpet, painting, repairs, etc,; I’m getting more consistent work hours; classes start next week; everything is getting crazy aaaah!
Watching fights break out in Panda Express
It’s Jeb’s Birthday, yaaaay! He was born on 8/8/08. We’re stuck in a hotel for a few days so all he gets is kibble and bread boo.
For someone so worried about privacy and being tracked, I sure do sign up for a lot of catalogs and e-mail lists.
Ruling: Denver gay bar discriminated against man dressed as woman
Oh man. This has got to be a nightmare of a case for unprincipled leftists (and they’re all unprincipled). What happens when a gay bar prevents a man in drag from entering? That’s quite a quandary.
From The Denver Post:
Colorado regulators say a well-known Denver gay bar discriminated against a gay man last year by denying him entry while dressed in drag, also finding the bar has a history of discriminating against women and effeminate men.
The ruling from the Civil Rights Division at the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies adds some weight to the balance scales between anti-discrimination and liquor laws that bar owners must consider for screening patrons.
"It is a really nuanced, interesting case," said Pete Meersman, president and CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association. "It seems to me that you are between a rock and a hard place."
An investigation by DORA’s division of civil rights found the bar violated Vito Marzano’s right to public accommodations on Aug. 31, 2013, when it turned him away because of his appearance, according to the document.
"The law is new and developing. I think you will see more cases that are consistent with this ruling," said Darold Killmer, a Denver-based civil rights lawyer. "I think this was a courageous decision, but a correct decision by the Civil Rights Division."
DORA is ordering The Wrangler, a high-profile uptown gay bar, to go through mediation with Marzano, according to the document obtained by The Denver Post on Monday.
Marzano, 27, showed up at the bar wearing a dress, a wig, makeup and high heels after attending a drag show. The bouncer refused to let him in, saying he could not verify that Marzano’s identity matched his identification card.
The bar claims its employees have a responsibility to not serve alcohol to people under 21 and must apply a strict identification process to do so.
First, you have a law requiring any establishment that serves alcohol to verify that every person who enters is old enough to drink. Then there’s the law that prevents discrimination (Remember how the left celebrated that in the same city?). So what happens when these laws conflict with one another…especially when the offender is — parish the thought — gay? If you listen closely, you can actually hear the heads of statists popping. After all, this is big government vs. big government.
I have an idea. We could celebrate liberty and just allow people and businesses to do whatever they want. That would also work, right?
This is when they break out that social justice privilege hierarchy chart. Whomever is more oppressed, wins.
The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment
I think that last bit all the time and that’s what keeps me sane. I get worked up easily and it’s very difficult to relax afterward. It’s harder sometimes than others, but I always think that if I hadn’t been running late I’d be dead. Extreme, but soothing.