Ruth Underwood, Frank Zappa and a cast of a dozen perform “Pygmy Twylyte” on PBS in 1974: Johnny Cash covers Trent Reznor’s “Hurt” and pretty much redefines every pop music genre since Elvis: Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 explains the dearth of geographical instruction in the greater United States and “the” Iraq, such as: A… Read More The Five Reasons for YouTube From an Anti-Video Internet Luddite
Print newspapers might be going the way of the Dodo, leisure suits and drivers using their turn signals, but, late in the game, they’re doing some very interesting, ‘Net-integrated things: The Seattle Times Twitters a highly contentious school board meeting that results in the closure of five public schools in the city; The Albuquerque Journal’s… Read More Newspapers Now Use Unorthodox Methods, But Evidently I’ve Been Using Them All Along
Those of us on the Lefty side are so used to reading things from a G.W. Bush White House that some of us are having a hard time adjusting. I mean, we had eight years of totally expecting that every piece of communication from the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government would reflect the exact… Read More The Obama Administration Continues To Invade My Cerebellum
You ever been really broke, flat-out busted and then had somebody suddenly hand you 700 million dollars? The New Mexico Legislature was seemingly prepared to go on a Ramen and Shasta diet when the Feds suddenly showed up with some caviar and Dom Perignon in the guise of “Economic Stimulus 2009: Works Progress Administration II”.… Read More True Confessions: A Socialist Complains About "Economic Stimulus 2009"
The economic stimulus plan that Congress has scheduled for a vote on Wednesday would shower the nation’s school districts, child care centers and university campuses with $150 billion in new federal spending, a vast two-year investment that would more than double the Department of Education’s current budget.–Sam Dillon, New York Times, 1.27.09 With fifteen years… Read More Let’s Saddle Up on the Economic Stimulus Pony My Public School Friends
With the steely eye of Death almost at hand, the small, furry creature known as Analog Television may perhaps be saved by brave Congresspeople and a new President with bold ideas that evidently include saving small, supposedly outdated entertainment options. Much has been made about the “Switch to Digital”, 99.9993% of the buzz created by… Read More Calamities Possibly Averted! Digital TV and APS Cheese
In just a few minutes of going through this new “search engine” called “Google” (which I think is named after a really big number or something), I found out quite a bit on this newfangled New Mexico public school “funding formula” idea. One thing I’ve found in using this new “Internet” thing is that you… Read More This Newfangled Internet Is Really Cool For Researching Education Stuff