by James M. Branum - since 1995

Month: September 2007

A response to one conservative’s weak criticism of democracy in Oklahoma Don’t Get “Robbed” Oklahoma It is amazing to see Redstater argue why he opposes multi-party democracy in Oklahoma, being that his argument that the ballot access reform movement is a secret strategy by DEMOCRATS(!) to keep the Republicans from gaining power, and that Democrats are supposedly supporting now only because they have lost their […]

In solidarity with the monks in Myanmar

MSNBC/AP: Monks lead 100,000-strong Myanmar protest — Military regime shows restraint apparently due to pressure from China YANGON, Myanmar – As many as 100,000 anti-government protesters led by a phalanx of Buddhist monks marched Monday through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate in Myanmar’s biggest city since a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that was brutally crushed […]

I’m a di-ti-yo-hi-hi

Here’s something I learned today in the Cherokee language article on Wikipedia: Due to the polysynthetic nature of the Cherokee language, new and descriptive words in Cherokee are easily constructed to reflect or express modern concepts. Some good examples are di-ti-yo-hi-hi (Cherokee:?????) which means “he argues repeatedly and on purpose with a purpose”. This is […]

It’s time for Jerry Lewis to retire, and it’s time to retire the telethon Jerry Lewis apologizes for saying gay slur MSNBC: Jerry Lewis drops anti-gay slur during telethon — Showman apologizes for ?bad choice of words,? says ?there are no excuses? It was stunning to hear this in this news because this week had already been reading about many of Jerry’s previous offensive statements towards people with […] © 2015 Frontier Theme