Chris Christie, Governor of NJ, is a giant asshole. He’s on the record stating that if one of his kids was gay, he would tell them they had no right to get married. No, I take that back, he’s not an asshole, he’s a fucking monster.
That’s it for now, I’m not sure if the Youtube Videos are going to work, they’ve been a bit wonky lately (as has the whole site, actually). They’ll be some big updates coming next year (when the new version of Joomla is released), so we’ll just stick it out until then. Hopefully!
This is awful. We are supposed to be better than this. Kids should not be going hungry. I need to do some research and see if there is some charity that helps to fill the gap created by horrible, bigoted, asshole lawmakers.
I think some of the writing from this study is a bit misleading, but I guess it’s not too surprising. But how do I talk about it without being horribly mean and prejudiced? I have trouble skirting that line, but then again, maybe I shouldn’t:
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
And finally, an awesome new image from one of Lev Grossman’s fans, the Physical kids encountering a clock-tree for the first time: