May 29, 2009

BikeMonkey Guest Post
TheScienceGirl writes about the Obama SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor and her critics:

The responses from the media are incredibly predictable; already we have claims of affirmative action, identity politics, and reverse racism. All three of these defenses have something in common; they are buzzwords that boil down to one thing: the white male power structure feels threatened.

Hell yes.

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I know I’ve mentioned this before but two of the substance-abuse type academic societies really annoy me for their habit of closely scheduling their annual meetings in late June. Typically the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Research Society on Alcoholism hold their meetings on sequential weeks. Which totally blows because it is really hard to be out of town for substantial parts of two sequential weeks. Especially when you are a parent and school years are finishing up.
This year is even worse.

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