Monday Reading


iranian_protest_election_results_40White rooftops: “Making roofs white “changes the reflectivity . . . of the Earth, so the sunlight comes in, it’s reflected back into space,” Chu said. “This is something very simple that we can do immediately,” he said later.”

AC-T Editorial says of state budget cuts in education: “We’d be cutting our own throats.”

Friday is Juneteenth:  “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its’ Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.”

Tim Johnson dodged the slings and arrows of a criminal past and a dodgy diploma to be elected NC GOP Vice Chair.  Tim Peck says that the Buncombe Vice Chair will vie for the top spot in the county party.  And to thicken the plot, there’s an online schism between the Carolina Stompers and Thunder Pig over ‘attacks’ on NC GOP 1th Precinct Chair, Stephen Duncan.

Freedom To Marry: “The Obama Administration stumbled badly in defending the federal anti-marriage law, so-called “DOMA,” despite his repeated campaign promises to end this federal discrimination against married gay couples and their loved ones.”

Juan Cole: “I am aware of the difficulties of catching history on the run. Some explanation may emerge for Ahmadinejad’s upset that does not involve fraud… But just as a first reaction, this post-election situation looks to me like a crime scene. And here is how I would reconstruct the crime.”

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  1. Michael Muller says:

    More vegetables!

  2. Michael Muller says:

    You know, to thicken the plot.

  3. Diana says:

    Unless I am behind on the news, the BCGOP Vice Chair is not going after the Chair position. That position is still being held by Tim Johnson who intends to serve as the County Chair and the state vice chair.

    I believe I saw a comment by Tim Peck regarding the BCGOP Vice Chair running for public office.

  4. Green Dragon says:


    The “going after” was in reference to attacking Duncan.

    Sheesh, somebody needs to teach you Republicans reading comprehension, Ms Kantor.