Caturday Open Thread


I started a post last night but never finished it. Maybe I’ll finish it today.

Or maybe not. Right now I need more sleep. Then I hafta go watch my grandsons play soccer. After that I’m stopping by Home Depot.

Then I’ll probably need a nap.

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49 Responses to Caturday Open Thread

  1. HELENK says:

    Eurozone finance ministers will meet Sunday evening to discuss a possible rescue package for Cyprus, head of Eurogroup tweets – @Reuters

  2. HELENK says:

    this looks like fun. can you imagine seeing this on the freeway on your way home from a night out?

  3. HELENK says:

    we all could balance our budget if we got a big enough raise. but only the backtrack bunch can get one by not cutting unnecessary things and taking OPM

    • yttik says:

      It’s a miracle! For the first time in four years, we have a budget. Of course it is not balanced, even with a trillion dollar tax increase.

  4. HELENK says:

    a case where there is a big difference between JUSTICE and the LAW
    syrian with ties to 9-11 hijackers immune from deportation

  5. HELENK says:

    New Pope meets predecessor for lunch. First time a meeting like this in over 600 years

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    Note to da Klown.
    Please take care of yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚ For us all of your loyal fans and admirers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. DeniseVB says:

    From my ebox today, OH NOES, watch out for those evil doers, the Koch Brothers!!!!1!

    On my last NYC visit I saw many renovation projects at museums, theaters and parks thanking David Koch for his generous contribution. That bastard ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. myiq2xu says:
  9. myiq2xu says:

    Girls Excel in the Classroom but Lag in Entry to 8 Elite Schools in the City

    In the United States, girls have outshined boys in high school for years, amassing more Aโ€™s, earning more diplomas and gliding more readily into college, where they rack up more degrees โ€” whether at the bachelorโ€™s, masterโ€™s or doctoral levels.

    But that has not been the trend when it comes to one of the highest accomplishments a New York City student can achieve: winning a seat in one of the specialized high schools.

    At all eight of the schools that admit students based on an eighth-grade test, boys outnumber girls, sometimes emphatically.

    Boys make up nearly 60 percent of the largest and most renowned schools, Stuyvesant, the Bronx High School of Science and Brooklyn Tech, and as much as 67 percent at the High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College, according to city statistics.

    I would make a full post of this but I’m headed off to watch some soccer. I just want to point out that NYC is one of the bluest cities in the nation.

    • yttik says:

      Sexism is alive and well and cultural attitudes certainly play a role, but I wonder if part of it may have something to do with girls choosing a more holistic approach? Traditionally we’ve made science and math into a very cut and dry thing, rigid, intellectual, things that tend to play more to what we expect of boys. Math is actually music, cooking is chemistry, dance is physics, but we certainly don’t teach it that way. Girls have been involved in math and science for thousands of years, but we don’t recognize it as “science and math.” It’s possible that girls are turning away from these elite schools because they have a much broader view of what math and science should be, but the way it is taught has been shaped around our expectations for men.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Okay, I’m home again. No rest for the wicked. Lunch, then yard work (with frequent breaks).

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    Spring what Spring?? We are expecting 7 inches of Snow tomorrow!!! ๐Ÿ™„

  12. Used to sit in front of the fireplace looking out the window watching folks struggle up Deadwood grade with 6″ fresh powder over black ice. Was highly entertaining, all the slipping and sliding and plunging over the bank. Just saying i’m sympathetic. Wait, got to take the yard guy some lemonade. Be right back.

  13. This one’s for HelenK. Gotta love those Israeli’s. Taking all the guesswork out of airline flying with their new cutting edge security system.

  14. catarina says:

    Home Depot is a butt kicker-you will definitely need a nap.

  15. HELENK says:

    just heard harry reid complaining about how hard it was to get a budget. that his job. If I had complained constantly about how hard my job was, I would have been told to bid out. I could be replaced with someone who did not have as much trouble doing the job they are paid to do

    • Somebody says:

      Ayup and there is a lot more of that kind of stuff. I’m glad some of it is leaking out.

      According to the FAA it’s the way the sequester is written that requires them to take the hit basically all in the ATC operations budget. They insist their hands are tied that Congress has to change it.

      I don’t know what is what or who to believe, as I’ve said before we’ve seen across the board cuts before and ATC operations have always been spared.

      • wmcb says:

        The R’s tried to pass a bill giving depts more flexibility in applying the sequester cuts this week. The Seante Dems shot it down.

      • Constance says:

        Well they ignore the laws that force them to pass a budget so why don’t they ignore the law that has them making cuts in only places that cause the most pain?

  16. 49erDweet says:

    Was thinking that big lite in the eastern seaboard nite sky might mean we needed to upgrade air farce won but apparently that wasn’t the case.

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