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Comics, Quizzes, and Stories Stephen Colbert | Stephen Colbert Congress | Stephen Colbert UFW The United Farm Workers of America have sent out a press release stating that their president, Arturo S. Rodriguez, would be appearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law this Friday. One interesting tidbit in the release also mentioned who he’d be joined by; none other than Stephen Colbert! From the press release via Politico: “Rodriguez appeared on a segment of ‘The Colbert Report’ and Colbert spent a day in August working at a corn and vegetable farm in New York state.The UFW launched its national ‘Take Our Jobs’ campaign on June 24, inviting U.S. citizens and legal residents to replace hundreds of thousands of immigrant field laborers, most of whom are undocumented. He may be discussing a program called “Take Our Jobs” that reportedly “offers Americans the chance to try working in the fields if they really think good jobs are being lost to illegals.”
Color Survey Results « xkcd Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity. —Herman Melville, Billy Budd Orange, red? I WILL EAT YOUR HEART WITH A FUCKING SPOON IF YOU AKS ANY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT COLORS —Anonymous, Color Survey Thank you so much for all the help on the color survey. First, a few basic discoveries: If you ask people to name colors long enough, they go totally crazy. Overall, the results were really cool and a lot of fun to analyze. Sex By a strange coincidence, the same night I first made the color survey public, the webcomic Doghouse Diaries put up this comic (which I altered slightly to fit in this blog, click for original): Basically, women were slightly more liberal with the modifiers, but otherwise they generally agreed (and some of the differences may be sampling noise). Okay, pretty flowery, certainly. Map
OnTheIssues.org - Candidates on the Issues Jon Stewart has the right idea "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is planning a rally for moderates on the weekend before Election Day. Jon Stewart is planning a "Rally to Restore Sanity" in WashingtonJohn Avlon says Stewart rightly sees that voice of moderates is being drowned outHe says most Americans aren't hyperpartisanAvlon: "Our country is being polarized for political, partisan and personal profit" Editor's note: John P. Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for The Daily Beast. New York (CNN) -- Are you tired of the extremes dominating the debate? The Rally to Restore Sanity is slated for October 30, the weekend before Election Day, on the Washington Mall. This isn't a concealed campaign rally for either party. Here's how Stewart described it on "The Daily Show": "We live in troubled times, with real people who have real problems. ... Video: Stewart, Colbert ready to rally Among the signs suggested for the rally: -- "I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler" -- "Got Competence?"
Yankee Pot Roast American University offer blogging workshops - @TBD Community TBD and the American University School of Communication will offer a series of workshops for community bloggers starting this Saturday. As we mentioned our plans to provide training to members of the TBD Community Network, we always received an enthusiastic response. Many of the bloggers are experienced journalists who are teaching themselves to blog. Others are experienced bloggers without training or experience in journalism. The workshops are part of an AU partnership with TBD, announced Tuesday evening. We will present six workshop at AU's Wechsler Theater, all but one of them on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Craig Silverman, editor of RegretTheError.com and author of Regret the Error, has volunteered to lead a workshop on accuracy and verification on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Two AU faculty members, two TBD staffers and a recent AU graduate student will also lead workshops for the community bloggers: