stalwart alert • Judge dismisses Lexington, MA ‘King & King’ case writing “Diversity is a hallmark of our nation”.

must listen • from NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, February 24, 2007 · Literary detective Paul Collins has uncovered a literary ancestor to mad libs, the party game that was first popular in the 1950s. The discovery of a book called Revelations of My Friends points to an earlier origin. More at his blog Weekend Stubble.

worth hearing • also from NPR – The FCC will no longer require Morse Code for amateur radio licenses. The move seems to spell the end of using dots and dashes to spell out words over radio frequencies. But will the “Tom Sawyer” effect keep Morse Code alive?

wtf? • I reported on this before – remember the banned Youtuber who’s only crime was a video containing Koran passages? . . . well apparently it’s a concerted effort:

Muslims on YouTube organizing to censor videos that criticize Islam.
Muslims on YouTube have formed several groups where users and videos that criticize Islam (which they define as “Hate Speech”) are listed and mass-flagged as abuse. YouTube seems to remove videos and sometimes even ban users automatically. Muslims claim that they only flag videos that have violated YouTube’s TOS, but this has been been proven false”

editorial • Now really, I don’t have any feelings one way or the other about Islam I simply don’t care about religions in the slightest – I only give a shit about BEHAVIOR and INTOLERANCE. How come out of all the religions in the world, all of a sudden THEIR’S is the MOST sacred cow above all others? Freedom of Speech means just that, be it a blog, a cartoon, a video, a book or a newspaper. Where the Fuck do they get off targeting anyone they who disagrees with them in this manner . . . and where does Youtube get off aiding and abetting these Philistines? Inclusion in the 21st century means taking your lumps like every other idiot. Ferchrissakes we have been beating the hell out Catholicism for centuries now and the damn thing just won’t go away. If you religion can stand up to a few brick bats perhaps there is something wrong with it.

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