2011-01-21

INDY Poll Results: What's your favorite section of a library or bookstore?

What's your favorite section of a library or bookstore?
- Art/Architecture/Photography 0 (0%)
- Children's 0 (0%)
- Cooking/Health 0 (0%)
- Entertainment (Movies/TV/Music) 0 (0%)
- Fiction/Mystery/Fantasy/Sci-Fi 4 (50%)
- Nonfiction (History/Biography/Politics/Current Events) 1 (12%)
- Travel 0 (0%)
- Lounge (Reading area/Refreshments) 0 (0%)
- Other 3 (37%)

Total votes: 8

2011-01-20

Bill Maher: Founding Fathers vs. Tea Party

Bill Maher recently poked some holes in the Tea Party's attempts to tie themselves to the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Take a look at this humorous clip from Maher's show Real Time:

Source URL: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/01/bill-maher-to-tea-partiers-the-founding-fathers-would-have-hated-your-guts-video.php

I found the Thomas Paine / Glenn Beck comparison the most entertaining. To be honest, Bill Maher humorously illustrates a very disturbing fact about the individuals who subscribe to the Tea Party rhetoric (whether officially or through complaisance); they appear to lack the initiative, resources, and/or education to be properly informed about the history, implications, and outcomes of their misconceptions and resulting actions.

I hold out hope that the natural curiosity inherent in human nature, coupled with our immense treasury of knowledge, will enrich our educational system for the betterment of our species.

2011-01-11

INDY Poll: What's your favorite section of a library or bookstore?

What's your favorite section of a library or bookstore?
- Art/Architecture/Photography
- Children's
- Cooking/Health
- Entertainment (Movies/TV/Music)
- Fiction/Mystery/Fantasy/Sci-Fi
- Nonfiction (History/Biography/Politics/Current Events)
- Travel
- Lounge (Reading area/Refreshments)
- Other
Poll can be found in the right-side column of the INDY Blog site; it will close at 8:00 on 2011-01-21 2011-01-13.