Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Three For One

I'd like to think I could put 3 posts close to this good together in a single month. Alterdestiny put 3 in a row together in a single day.

Forgotten American Bastard Blogging: Thomas Midgley
With his developed of both lead gasoline and CFC's one environmental historian noted that Midgley "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in earth history."

Somewhat ironically, Midgley died from one of his own inventions, though not the ones that would kill so many others. In 1940, he contracted polio. He fought that terrible illness, designing a series of pulleys that would drag him from his bed. However, in 1944, he got caught up in the ropes and they strangled him.

Give Me That Old-Time Intolerance
This country supposedly respects religious freedom, and that counts even for school teachers and even for women and even in North Carolina. The levels of harassment this woman was subject to are shocking, even for a bunch of ignorant rednecks. The harassers are admitting that they were provoked by the fact that Hussain taught real world biology that included the theory of evolution.

Eliminate the mandatory 12th Grade
Seniors just screw around anyway, right? Also, I'm sure if that happened, senioritis wouldn't just transfer to the 11th grade or anything. Also, large numbers of teenagers hanging around with nothing to do has never caused any problems in society or anything.


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