News Roundup for Monday, April 6

Did you use Stewart’s Calculus in a high school or college course? Jim Stewart “just finished building a spectacular $24 million home in Toronto with a private concert hall… [He] earned his millions writing calculus textbooks.” Yep, and you paid as much as $200 to suffer through that book.

Apparently some of those who died in Binghamton deserved what they got: “One point of immigration law that isn’t enforced nearly enough is that those seeking citizenship must take the citizenship test in English… But it looks like most of those who were at the American Civic Association at the time of the rampage didn’t speak English. And yet, most were there to take the citizenship test.”

What a concept: “patient, respectful cooperation, and acting like great civilizations ought to act.”

David Gregory, union-buster: “On Meet the Press, David Gregory repeatedly asked General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson about cutting union benefits or jobs, but did not ask Henderson a single question about creating fuel efficient or environmentally friendly cars.”

Salam Pax is back: Fans of the Baghdad Blogger, originally known for the “Where is Raed?” blog that started in 2002, will be pleased to know that Salam Pax is blogging again at

A real American patriot speaks: “The fact that I am very proud of my country and I think that we’ve got a whole lot to offer the world does not lessen my interest in recognizing the value and wonderful qualities of other countries, or recognizing that we’re not always going to be right, or that other people may have good ideas, or that in order for us to work collectively, all parties have to compromise and that includes us.”

Disregard the story above — Obama hates America! “Sean Hannity truncated Obama’s speech, cutting out Obama’s criticism of Europe’s anti-Americanism. Hannity was apoplectic that Obama would ‘blame America first,’ declaring the president was just like the Dixie Chicks. What’s more, he insisted, the speech was proof of Obama’s ‘deep resentment’ of America.”

  2 comments for “News Roundup for Monday, April 6

  1. RHackett
    April 6, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Is it just me or does anyone else see the inconsistency coming from the right wing noise machine regarding labor?

    We’re told that in order for the automakers to regain being competitive the UAW has to open their contracts and make concessions. Yet the bonuses paid to AIG execs using TARP funds were contractual obligations and need to be honored regardless of the fact these were the same execs who ran the company off a cliff.

  2. April 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Sean Hannity’s comments are so unprofessional and off base, no one really takes it seriously. I feel like Obama’s direction to Islam was steep, but called for.

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