Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things to Know - 4 October

10/4 Mike Luckovich cartoon: Wall Street protests


1.  David Brooks.  It's kind of a sad situation when Romney is picked as the best choice for the Republicants.  Speaks volumes of the weak field:

2.  Another pundit for Romney.  I guess its all done now:


3.  Bill McKibben points out that Dick Cheney is not the only one who got his gooey hands on underhanded lobbying for the oil industry.  The Obama administration is doing the same stuff.  One of the perks of living in a college town is public events feature nationally known speakers.  Bill McKibben is speaking at Big Bridges at Pomona College on 27 October at 7:00pm.   Tickets are free.  I got mine today:

4.  Back to the GOP field.  Even when Christie says he's not running, there are people who want to make sure he stays there.  Now the issue of his lack of being nice - or too Joisey - is an issue:


5.  The only person who thinks Newt Gingrich is still in the game is .......yes - Newt. 

6.  The memories we have of teachers we had in our growing up days.  Here is a good story that makes one really appreciate what teaching is and how the passion if the craft inspires students.  It brings to the front what teaching is all about:

Juan Matute

"I think it's always a good move to listen to that inner voice, if it doesn't lead to a crime."
       -- Lisa Kudrow
"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."
       -- Stephen King
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
       -- George Burns
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
       -- Mark Twain

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