- This guy just got elected as the chair of the Oregon Republican Party.
After months of in-fighting, the beleaguered Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes to build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses. Robinson, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress against progressive Rep. Peter DeFazio in 2010 and 2012, took over after the previous chair resigned in advance of a recall campaign over her alleged financial mismanagement.No, seriously, this guy. The guy who wrote this:
"Public education (tax-financed socialism) has become the most widespread and devastating form of child abuse and racism in the United States. Moreover, people who have been cut off at the knees by public education are so mentally handicapped that they cannot be responsible custodians of the energy technology base or other advanced accomplishments of our civilization." (Robinson, a home-schooling activist, sells a DIY curriculum for $195.)There comes a point where you run out of things to say. This dude is now a state chair for the Republican Party. The state party's delegates actually took a look at all that candidates, and voted for this guy.
- So...there's apparently a trend in China to wear watermelon. Especially for children. I will admit: it lends itself to creativity.
- I rarely find myself linking to things from Buzzfeed, but this photo gallery of things in the Capitol you might not be aware of is compelling. I was particularly amused by the images of George Washington as a deity.
- According to a federal judge, pornographic actors do not have a constitutional right to ply their trade free from condoms:
A federal judge on Friday denied the porn industry’s assertion that requiring adult film performers to wear condoms is unconstitutional.Free...speech. Yeah, that's it.
The ruling is the latest setback for producers of adult films who filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, or Measure B.
The measure was approved by an overwhelming majority of county voters last November. It was sponsored by five individuals affiliated with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit group.
- Breastfeeding is healthy:
The longer a mother breast-feeds, the greater the benefit to the child’s brain development, a new study says.Isn't it about time we had laws and a cultural ethic that actually allows mothers to do right by their children?
For the study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at Harvard Medical School enrolled 1, 312 pregnant women. The researchers assessed breast-feeding at 6 and 12 months and followed the mothers and children for seven years.
For each additional month a baby was breast-fed, verbal ability was higher at age 3, and verbal and nonverbal I.Q. scores were higher at age 7, the study concluded. The researchers accounted for factors like the mothers’ intelligence and employment, home environment and child care.
- A fascinating, and sometimes terrifying, look inside the world of ALEC, as seen by a progressive state legislator.
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