"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

2.03.2009

this & that

  • Best customer complaint letter EVER. I'm going to start photographing the airline food I don't eat and sending it to airline CEO's with a request for flight vouchers. (Tip for your international travel adventures: never eat dinner on the plane. The food is bad, bad for you, and it just messes up your internal clock even more to eat supper, attempt to sleep, and eat breakfast six hours later. It's MUCH better to eat 1-2 hours before your flight and attempt to go to sleep as soon as the dinner service is over.)
  • Thank-you, Olusegun Obasanjo, for reminding us of the obvious.
  • I'll believe the Rwandans will leave Congo this month when I see it.
  • Racism in Seminole, Texas? Nooooo...
  • I teach my students this every semester: changing demographics mean that Texas is inevitably going to become a Democratic state again. Gallup has an early poll suggesting that it's already happened. I'm skeptical about their results, but there's no question that there has been a significant shift in the political affiliations of my students over the last six years. I do think the shift will happen sooner than we thought; in ten years, nobody's going to care about the Republican primary.
  • Speaking of, the new Texas Monthly cover is one of my favorites ever. That I won't be in Texas for the 2010 race is the saddest thing ever, 'cause it's going to be a doozy.
  • Yep.

3 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

You never mentioned where you got a job.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:23:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Negotiations continue...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:54:00 PM

 
Blogger Charlie Mac said...

Negotiations happen!
Speaking of doozies:
Every day the news includes at least one article where our ( started to say your, but he is now mine too) new president has backed down. Today it is on his charge to us to "Buy American". Yesterday it was two appointments to major posts. Most of these point out backing off of promise of better ethics in government.
So far he is holding true to his promise to talk with terriorists nations with no strings attached.
It has only been 15 days. Oh, these are going to be an interesting 4 years.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 7:56:00 AM

 

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