Daily Archives: 02/25/2011

Glenn Beck

(Community Matters) I appreciate that ADL and Abe Foxman called out Glenn Beck on his most recent racists, antisemetic remarks – comparing Reform Judism to “radicalized Islam.”

I don’t, however, appreciate that after a single apology (totally lame – homework?) Abe Foxman and ADL would consider the matter closed. ADL stands for all of us faced with intolerance and hate. Just because Glenn Beck (aka a grade school bully) picked on the wrong “kid” this time, all should not be forgiven. We should look into all the “kids” he’s picked on prior and the threat he represents to others in our communities. He should be “expelled,” he’s a bully and a threat to civil society.

Alan Keys on DOMA

(Community Matters) Can we all just agree Alan Keys is an idiot and an embarrassment?

“Government doesn’t endow people with the ability to procreate the species. The Creator takes care of that. Like all unalienable rights, those associated with the natural family exist in consequence of this endowment. A couple that cannot, by nature, procreate has no claim to those rights. Nor can government grant them a semblance of it without impairing the claims of one or both of the parents biologically implicated in the physical conception of the child. The DOMA simply makes more explicit the government’s obligation to secure the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of the natural family. This obligation precludes government from fabricating other rights that impair them. In this respect, granting homosexuals the right to marry is like granting plantation owners the right to own slaves.”

Princeton Diving & Swimming Team – Katy Perry

(Community Matters) I’m loving how the barriers between what might have been considered gay have broken down among college students, enlisted personnel and other young people

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We Daniel Hasler is a freshman team member who qualified for the Olympic trials in 400 meter.

Blog Posting at Ivy Gate: We at IvyGate are cynical people. And ordinarily when Princeton students decide to film themselves acting like fools in public places, we have no problem whipping out said enormous cynicism and cockslapping them with it. But even we occasionally feel genuine emotions, and this video made by the Princeton swim team for their sick teammate has made us feel–dare we say it–gooey.

The video features members of the swim team in various states of undress and/or various colors of J. Crew pullover, all lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” If all this weren’t on behalf of teammate Daniel Hasler, we’d all be asking ourselves why the swim team is doing water ballet and making cardboard construction hearts instead of, oh, swimming. But given the context, we’re wondering instead whether Hasler is some kind of sex slave.

 

Conference on Corporate Citizenship

(Community Matters) Entrepreneurs Foundation’s Conference on Corporate Citizenship. Bringing together best in class companies to learn from corporate citizenship experts, share best practices, and facilitate meaningful dialogue & connections that make a difference in our companies & communities. Underwriter: National Instruments. Sponsors: AMD & Deloitte

Austin, TX – March 31, 2011

Panels include GE Foundation, Seventh Generation, Silicon Labs, uShip, Adlucent, Sailpoint, Business Earth and more

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