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Bad Ideas Never Die

The Republicans keep repeating them.

On a day when the most popular story around the world would seem to be Pink Floyd pig flies over London again, the College Republicans prove they don’t have a clue.

CNN reports that Pay-by-race bake sale at UC Berkeley still on, student Republican group says.

If the tactic seems familiar, it is because this is, as David Weigel notes at Slate, the Ninth Anniversary edition of this bit of racist theater. It is designed to invoke outrage so the College Republicans can prove they are victims.

Update: Oh, yes, according to the College Republicans this is satire, which people would understand of “they had a sense of humor”.

As this is taking place at a member of the University of California system, they should shut up and thank the state that there are quotas or all of the students would be Asian, based on entrance exams and academic records.

September 26, 2011   6 Comments

Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 3

Tropical Storm PhilippePosition: 15.9N 34.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 Miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 715 miles [1155 km] West of the Cape Verde Islands.

The storm is unlikely to get stronger as it is moving into a region with cooler water, and the wind shear will be increasing.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 26, 2011   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 3