Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snohomish County Gets Beyond Race

If by "gets beyond race", I mean treats people differently based on race and in the process implies one race is poor and diseased.

The Seattle Times has a blurb on how Snohomish County is doing a public service... just for one race.
Snohomish Health District will offer free, anonymous or confidential HIV testing on Monday for black people who are at risk.

No appointments are needed for the tests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 106, in Everett. People who want an appointment can call 425-339-5298.

The test requires a drop of blood pricked from a finger, and results are ready within 30 minutes. Participants do not need photo identification, proof of residence or nationality.

I may need to make a phone call tomorrow to find out how exactly they determine what race you are. Could they be using the "one drop rule"?

Friday, February 20, 2009

If Every Christian Acted Like Christ, The World Would Be A Better Place... If Every Muslim Acted Like Mohammed, According To Modern Law They Would Have To Be Jailed.

I did not say that... Steven Crowder did...

I wish I had said it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Only In Seattle

But the Washington state Supreme Court ruled the city for two years unfairly charged its water customers for hydrant service --a cost the city should've paid out of the general fund.

So the average Seattle water customer will get a court-ordered refund of $45. But the customers won't come out on top.

Someone has to pay for they hydrants, and city leaders say they don't have the money in the general fund. As a result, the city plans to charge the recipients of the refund a surcharge of $59.

The attorneys who fought the city on the hydrants will get $4.2 million plus interest charges.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Totally Useless Fact of the Day

On June 7, 1925, Moe Howard of the Three Stooges fame married Helen Schonberger, a cousin of the late Harry Houdini.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Totally Useless Fact Of The Day

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was the 1971 film based on the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, the title was changed to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory partly because of the United States' continued involvement in the Vietnam War at the time; "Charlie" was a nickname for the Viet Cong.