From way back in 2008, mine own first post:
Greetings From Sunny Seattle
Well, actually it was sunny today, except for the part where it really rained cats & dogs this morning. Winter (and Spring) in Seattle is like those two weeks of April in New England that make you want to open a vein, except that they stretch on for four months. I don't really mean to bitch about the weather though, it's been done unto death and at least you don't have to shovel rain.
The dog in the avatar is Boris, an 18-month old Pembroke Corgi, who weighs about 40 lbs, 10 lbs over the normal top end for the breed. He's not overweight, he's just a huge dog. Hence the "-saurus" moniker my son gave him.
I wanted to follow up on the NYT article posted this morning re: the Khalil Gibran International Academy, but I though that I might wait until I got home from work and actually finished reading the article. I really found the actions of the "Stop the Madrassa Coalition" horrifying and wondered why they weren't wearing robes and hoods made out of sheets. The actions of the city government, and Mayor Bloomberg in particular, are enraging. Lord knows, I don't expect much in the way of spine from politicians, but I'm really underwhelmed.
The New York Post acted true to its Fox-News-In-Print-Format roots. A deliberate misquote solely to raise controversy and support a pre-determined outcome, the gutter press at its finest. It's obvious that Obama's African-American that's going to hurt him if he gets as far as the general anywhere near as bad as his name will.