Another season started Saturday on a cold rainy day. #9 was co-captain.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Last night we attended the Season Opener for FC Dallas. First time we've ever gone on Opening Day. FCD was victorious against Montreal. The new FCD jerseys look pretty nice. Might have to snag one, at the very least to antogonize my friends who root for Houston. Cold rainy night. Felt like a match in England. Before the match we got to walk around the field due to On The Field Experience Pases from Groupon. Nice deal. Glad MLS is underway! #DallasTiLIDie
Posted by Dave at 12:27 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
This little cartoon is genius. I show this to my European History students when introducing the Russian Revolution of 1917. It does a great job of summarizing the Bolshevik takeover of Russia. Granted, it leaves out Kerensky and the Provisional Government...but you'll have trouble getting this song out of your head. "Peace, Land and Bread!"
Posted by Dave at 5:00 AM
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Saw one of my students reading this. They checked it out of the public library.
Just to be clear: the south was not right. Not even a little bit. By the way, the code word for slavery is "states rights."
"States rights." That's what southerners we're fighting for..."states rights." Yeah sure.
Those guys wearing gray were not modern libertarians fighting for modern conceptions of states rights. For the Confederacy, "states rights" meant one thing: the right to own human beings, who were of African descent, as property.
In 1860, "states rights" meant the right to dehumanize, torture and commidify human beings that were seen as racially inferior.
Today, states rights mean something else, revolving around ideas about taxation, definitions of social morality, the right to smoke pot and a host of other things. Slavery is not on the list.
But if the dude is holding a confederate flag, states rights means slavery.
Posted by Dave at 7:25 AM