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  1. Apr 2024
    1. Kali grew disillusioned with President Barack Obama when he signed a 2014 law cutting $8.7 billion in food stamps — a benefit that she, her mother and two siblings relied on throughout her childhood, she said.

      "When House Republicans originally argued for a food stamp cut of between $20.5 billion and $39 billion, the White House threatened to veto both of those proposals. During his Friday speech, the president did not say whether he was satisfied with the final $8.7 billion figure, or even mention the cuts at all. Instead, he praised the food stamp program and said that the final Farm Bill preserved much-needed benefits."

      Linked Article

  2. Sep 2022
    1. Lander University

      My favorite place!

    2. Our

      I love our!

    3. When she

      Oh! She's my favorite person at Lander!

  3. Jun 2022
  4. Jan 2022
    1. one I’d spent several hours writing a graduate school recommendation for, extolling her moral sense,

      Hey, is this confusing to everyone else to? It seems important, but . . . help?!

    2. they arrive a


    3. Do I


    4. Harry S. Truman
  5. Oct 2021
    1. “It seems like such a short time and people are already having to get boosters,” Mr. Poe said. “And the fact that they didn’t realize that earlier in the rollout shows me that there could be other questions that could be out there, like the long-term effects.”

      Justified True Belief

    1. “Some have compared what took place on Jan. 6 with other protests that took place throughout the country through the past year and have suggested that the Capitol rioters are being treated unfairly,” Chutkan said during a sentencing hearing. “I flatly disagree.”

      This is why all the White Supremacist masquerading as protesters violenc shit that happened during the riots matters so much and needs to be put out there.

  6. Sep 2021
    1. Commissioner

      1) DUI Deaths in 2019 USA = 10,142. Covid Deaths in 2020= 400,000

      I'd rather have drunk drivers than unvaccinated / non-N-95 wearing jackasses anyday.

      2) What kind of horrible person calls 911 to report a stranded supposed motorist, who is not driving, btw, and doesn't offer to help?

    1. What people don’t understand about faith is that you have to choose it.”

      Yes, that's straight up Milton.

    2. to judgment.”

      Oh, ffs. Norm was clearly being tongue-in-cheek here.

    3. that would not have been out of place at a retirement party in 1954.

      This is remarkable lazy writing. Norm himself has said that the jokes came from a book of jokes from his Dad. And here's Saget's take:

      When I got roasted [on Comedy Central], I talked to him a week before the Roast and he called me and he said, ‘Uh, Saget, I can’t say mean things about you, you’re my friend. I don’t even want to do it, but I’m going to do it because it’s you.' ... We’d gone through so much together, ups and downs. So at the roast, he called me a week out and said, ‘I’m just gonna read jokes from a '40s joke book,’ and I said, ‘Norm, that’s fine. I mean, you know what you’re doing, but you gotta curse.’ ‘I don’t want to do that.’ I said, ‘Well just throw in an arbitrary ‘fuck’ now and then.’ ‘Nah, I’m not going to do that.’

    1. consuming

      When a so-called "storyteller" considers herself a "consumer," well, that's no storyteller I'm interested in.

    1. Besides being a nearly ideal synthesis of the Two Cultures, science fiction also happens to have been one of the principal refuges, in our time, for those of Luddite persuasion.

      Frederic Jameson catches up with his Science Fiction and Other Utopias

    2. But if we do insist upon fictional violations of the laws of nature - of space, time, thermodynamics, and the big one, mortality itself - then we risk being judged by the literary mainstream as Insufficiently Serious

      This is totally Against the Day.

    3. Albertus Magnus

      Albertus Magnus[a] OP (c. 1200 – 15 November 1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great or Albert of Cologne, was a German Catholic Dominican friar, philosopher, scientist, and bishop. Later canonised as a Catholic saint, he was known during his lifetime as Doctor universalis and Doctor expertus and, late in his life, the sobriquet Magnus was appended to his name.[6] Scholars such as James A. Weisheipl and Joachim R. Söder have referred to him as the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages.[7] The Catholic Church distinguishes him as one of the 36 Doctors of the Church.


    4. Paracelsus

      Paracelsus (/ˌpærəˈsɛlsəs/; c. 1493[1] – 24 September 1541), born Theophrastus von Hohenheim (full name Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim[10][11]), was a Swiss[12] physician, alchemist, lay theologian, and philosopher of the German Renaissance.[13][14]

      He was a pioneer in several aspects of the "medical revolution" of the Renaissance, emphasizing the value of observation in combination with received wisdom. He is credited as the "father of toxicology".[15] Paracelsus also had a substantial impact as a prophet or diviner, his "Prognostications" being studied by Rosicrucians in the 1600s. Paracelsianism is the early modern medical movement inspired by the study of his works.[16]


    5. 'amiable chanson

      As the Liberty lads o'er the sea Bought their freedom, and cheaply, with blood, So we, boys, we Will die fighting, or live free, And down with all kings but King Ludd!

      When the web that we weave is complete, And the shuttle exchanged for the sword, We will fling the winding-sheet O'er the despot at our feet, And dye it deep in the gore he has pour'd.

      Though black as his heart its hue, Since his veins are corrupted to mud, Yet this is the dew Which the tree shall renew Of Liberty, planted by Ludd!

    6. who was more interested in her knitting than in him.

      At the time when Lee invented the Stocking Frame he was officiating as curate of Calverton, near Nottingham; and it is alleged by some writers that the invention had its origin in disappointed affection. The curate is said to have fallen deeply in love with a young lady of the village, who failed to reciprocate his affections; and when he visited her, she was accustomed to pay much more attention to the process of knitting stockings and instructing her pupils in the art, than to the addresses of her admirer. This slight is said to have created in his mind such an aversion to knitting by hand, that he formed the determination to invent a machine that should supersede it and render it a gainless employment. For three years he devoted himself to the prosecution of the invention, sacrificing everything to his new idea. At the prospect of success opened before him, he abandoned his curacy, and devoted himself to the art of stocking making by machinery. This is the version of the story given by Henson


    7. frame-breakers of 1812

      The Frame Work Bill was introduced to Parliament on 14 February 1812 by the Home Secretary Richard Ryder, acting in concert with Spencer Perceval (who was at that time both Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister), the Attorney General Sir Vicary Gibbs, the Solicitor General Sir Thomas Plomer, and three Nottinghamshire MPs concerned about the Luddite Movement taking hold in their constituencies. Rushed through as an "emergency measure", the Act was passed with an overwhelming majority and received royal assent on 20 March, despite opposition.[1] Fundamentally, there was agreement between members of the government and the opposition that the measure was a last resort; but where supporters believed that all other avenues had been exhausted, opponents (seeing relative tranquillity over the winter period) did not.[1] The newly created Lord Byron used his maiden speech in the House of Lords to oppose the bill.[2]

      The Act, as passed, made the destruction of mechanised looms – stocking frames – a capital felony (and hence a crime punishable by death).[3][1] Similarly raised to the level of capital felony were the associated crimes of damaging frames and entering a property with intent to damage a frame. In these respects the act was a stronger version of the Protection of Stocking Frames, etc. Act 1788, which had made similar acts punishable by 7–14 years in a penal colony. All measures included in the Act were only to be applied temporarily, and were duly set to expire on 1 March 1814.


      Although approximately 60 to 70 Luddites were hanged in the period that the statute was in force, no death sentences seem to have been justified on its grounds, with judges preferring to use existing legislation. Due to come to an end on 1 March, the Act was officially repealed in 1814 with the passage of the Destruction of Stocking Frames, etc. Act 1813, which instituted a new maximum penalty for the destruction of stocking frames of life transportation; in 1817, that Act would itself be repealed and the death penalty once again reinstated in the Destroying Stocking Frames, etc. Act 1817. By that time, however, Luddism had largely subsided as a movement.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_of_Stocking_Frames,_etc._Act_1812)

    8. 'King (or Captain) Ludd,'' and was now all mystery, resonance and dark fun: a more-than-human presence, out in the night, roaming the hosiery districts of England, possessed by a single comic shtick - every time he spots a stocking-frame he goes crazy and proceeds to trash it.

      The stuff he's getting at in Against the Day.

    9. ''Luddite'' they have discovered a way to call those with whom they disagree both politically reactionary and anti-capitalist at the same time.

      How to leverage a term pejoratively to reduce an entire counter argument to silliness.

    10. Arnold Toynbee


      Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH FBA (/ˈtɔɪnbi/; 14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) was a British historian, a philosopher of history, an author of numerous books and a research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King's College London. From 1918 to 1950, Toynbee was considered a leading specialist on international affairs.[6]

      He is best known for his 12-volume A Study of History (1934–1961). With his prodigious output of papers, articles, speeches and presentations, and numerous books translated into many languages, Toynbee was a widely read and discussed scholar in the 1940s and 1950s. By the 1960s his magnum opus had fallen out of favour among mainstream historians, due to recognition that Toynbee favoured myths, allegories and religion over factual data.

    11. more like an accelerated passage in a long evolution.

      The cadence here reminds me of Donne's "XIV. MEDITATION":

      If we consider Eternity, into that, Tyme never entred; Eternity is not an everlasting flux of Tyme; but Tyme is a short parenthesis in a longe period; and Eternity had been the same, as it is, though time had never beene.

    12. King Ludd
    13. t's hard to imagine anybody these days

      Oliver Stone's Wall Street):

    14. Anybody with the time, literacy and access fee these days can get together with just about any piece of specialized knowledge s/he may need.

      And this was before the ubiquity of the Internet.

    15. provoking certain remarks
    16. ''The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution,''

      The Rede Lecture revisited this conversation in 2010: Onora O'Neill, "The Two Cultures Fifty Years On."

    17. Rede Lecture


      The Sir Robert Rede's Lecturer is an annual appointment to give a public lecture, the Sir Robert Rede's Lecture (usually Rede Lecture) at the University of Cambridge.[1] It is named for Sir Robert Rede, who was Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in the sixteenth century.

      The initial series of lectures ranges from around 1668 to around 1856. In principle, there were three lectureships each year, on Logic, Philosophy and Rhetoric. These differed from the later individual lectures, in that they were appointments to a lectureship for a period of time, rather than an appointment for a one-off annual lecture. There was also a Mathematics lectureship which dated from an earlier time, while another term used was "Barnaby Lecturer", as the lecturers were elected on St Barnabas Day. A selection of the lecturers, who tended to have studied at Cambridge and be appointed after becoming Fellows of a College, is given below, with a full listing given in the sources.

    18. C. P. Snow'
    19. ''The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution,''
  7. Aug 2021
  8. taliamintz.wordpress.com taliamintz.wordpress.com
    1. , Clairo is shamefully commenting

      What is it about the sentences's form/ structure that makes it work?

    2. tisfy the standard?

      Great job creating your Blog!

    1. ess with wine.

      Analysis? What strikes you about the sentence's form?

  9. Jun 2021
  10. May 2021
    1. e, taken from my favorite book,

      Link to book might be interesting for us, your audience?

    2. with regrets,

      Like your discussion above with impulsivity. Is regret something we can quantify or predict? What if, for example, we chose to do something because we beleive we'd regret it if we didn't, but then got infected with COVID and spread it to family who got really ill or even died? That's endlessly rhetorical nature of life, huh?!

    3. the Five by Five rule. I hope that the players will find the power behind this quote that I have over the years.

      I've not heard it codified like that before.

    4. Due to the fact that


    5. that impulsive decision making is perceived as a bad thing.

      Would make for a good essay: "Most people think impulsivity is bad; however, it's worked for me."

      Do you think it's a universal thing one way or another? Or can it only be judged retrosptectively?

    1. as not worshipping. Everybody worships.

      This is the "Fetish."

    2. totally hosed.

      such a 90s term.

    3. As if how we construct meaning were not actually a matter of personal, intentional choice. P

      Meaning as choice. Interpretation is up to us. Like Milton's Satan: "The Mind can make a Heaven of Hell or a Hell of Heaven."

  11. Mar 2021
    1. "I can't imagine any situation where the armed forces of the United States would abide by an illegal order," Miller said. "If it's antithetical to the Constitution or the Uniform Code of Military Justice, it's an illegal order, and you don't follow it."

      January 6th?!

    1. Method Sources - Materials an author follows to determine how they are doing their research Used to determine a governing concept or manner of working Can include research procedures, theories, and sources of discipline-specific vocabulary Some methods become so common in a field that scholars do not feel the need to cite them but will presume their readers will know them

      The course concept acts as your Method source . . .

    2. Argument Sources - Information from other authors you are agreeing with, disagreeing with, or building upon Used to make claims related to your thesis statement and the argument you're making Citing them puts your research in the context of other scholarship on that topic; it brings you into the conversation Constitutes the literature review section in many disciplines

      This is the key stuff; the Exigence; the "they say." It really helps to sell your audience. This is, in essence, the hook, if you will.

  12. Feb 2021
    1. Amazon Just Knocked $50 Off the Doorbell Cam That Lets You Remotely See Who’s at Your Door

      So pathetic that RS now propagates fascism for cash.

    1. Students’ Rights to Their Own Language

      Stanley Fish raises a useful point here:

      You’re not going to be able to change the world if you are not equipped with the tools that speak to its present condition. You don’t strike a blow against a power structure by making yourself vulnerable to its prejudices. Even as an exercise in political strategy, “having conversations with students about linguistic systems and democratic values” (V.F. Kinloch, “Revisiting the Promise of Students’ Right to Their Own Language,” CCC 57:1, September 2005) strikes me as an unlikely lever for bringing about change; as a strategy for teaching writing, it is a disaster.

      And if students infected with the facile egalitarianism of soft multiculturalism declare, “I have a right to my own language,” reply, “Yes , you do, and I am not here to take that language from you; I’m here to teach you another one.” (Who could object to learning a second language?) And then get on with it.

    2. the letter grade values labor over any single writing product.

      So how does one assign value to labor? Is there "value" in completion for completion's sake?

    1. During those years, Baker began reading the books of anarchist philosopher Emma Goldman, political scientist Hannah Arendt and civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Angela Davis, his friends said. He drifted from the conservative ideology of his upbringing and embraced an anarchist worldview, advocating for bottom-up systems with decisions made by community consensus. Conflict with his family and firsthand experience with the shortcomings of public institutions pushed him to rely more on his surrounding community, said friend Jack Fox Keen.

      One of the only times I've heard Anarchism explained as not akin to chaos.

  13. Jan 2021
  14. trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov
    1. narrow class of elites.

      which evidently was not white male landowners?

    2. The facts of our founding are not partisan.

      This entire document tries to live in a non-rhetorical world, which is what makes the report such hogwash.

    3. Today

      But not yesterday!

    4. “accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling.”

      As if these are non-rhetorical terms.

  15. Dec 2020
    1. In “The Wonderful Mistake, Lewis Thomas argues that humans have not progressed

      I'm not sure that's his argument, though, is it

    2. Hooke’s Chapter


    1. non-rhetorically, has been seen as rhetorical.

      But can't ideas be rhetorical and true? That is, Fish obviously argues that everything is rhetorical, yet he'd also, I imagine, follow COVID protocols, right?

    1. elieve the reason for not being successful is derived directly from a person’s mindset and actions? Is it a combination of both? Are these answers to the question, or are they just phony statements to make a person feel better about not succeeding? I encourage you, the rea

      I like your directly addressing the reader.

    2. I am going to ask you, the reader, what you believe. Do you think there was voter fraud this election?

      Another one of those unsustainable issues in a democracy, right?

    3. his is the beauty of c

      Well, that's what some people think . . .

    4. Do you think politics are a part of someone’s identity? Is it okay to still be friends, even with significantly different viewpoints?  Where should the line be drawn? 

      Good questions. I think this gets at "intepretative communites," in a loose sense. If we think of a country, a culture, as a single interpretative community, then we work from a basic assumed range of plausible interpretations of key objects: take immigration, say. A culture generally has an acceptable range of positions on that topic; however, once one large chunk takes a position other large chunks cannot abide by, then that culture can't sustain itself. For example, if large chunk thinks slavery is ok and another doesn't, well, that's not sustainable, right?

    5.  Should I Stop Speaking To My Trump Supporting Friends? 

      Quotation marks

    6. New York Times


    7. While in his Legal Arguments, Fish points out that specific fields of study should be left to the people who work in them. For example, we let lawyers present our cases to a jury and the judge because they went to law school and studied the law. Therefore, they are more knowledgeable about regulations and how the law works. Relating to this, I wonder if American politics should be left to politicians, and if so, is it currently?

      This would make for a fantastic essay!

    8. become so partisan?”

      Maybe it's always been? Isn't that part of Fish's point, too?

    9. “That first sip feeling.”

      You might like this essay one day: https://jsomers.net/DFW_TV.pdf

    10. ic; ice

      A colon would work well here.

    11. eve, implying that the first t

      images would be cool

    12. er, is to test it out for myself.

      That's their goal, I suppose, huh?

    13. While this may be possibly the most pointless quote ever to evaluate,

      These are the best!

    14. Why do we not have more women or diversity participating in policy making?

      "Interpretive communities" create truth, right? So it matters who comprises those communities!

    15. ood, you
    16. My dad was in fact right, but don’t tell him I said that.   

      Cool story

    17. Vienna,

      This is the 2nd mention of this song in Commonplace Books! You should this out!

    18. The cliche truth is plain and simple-

      Yes. That's a tension worth discussion!

    1. ed “Yellowdig.”

      Interesting. I've not heard of it. How could I integrate it in my class?

    2. Endography

    3. , proper sentence structure simply does not exist w

      What is "proper" is always "situated," though, right?

    4. age group’s language. Th


    1.  The case surges in certain states are basically over, and like every other state that has endured a case surge, we will now see the long decline in hospitalizations and deaths

      Well, this didn't hold up well, did it?

    1. ies

      Well done!

    2. “nonstandard, illogical, sloppy, wrong.”

      Well done integrating textual evidence into your own syntax.

    3. etween descriptive grammar and prescriptive grammar.

      Try to make explicit the link between this and her thesis as you see it.

    4. with language fundamentals

      what does she mean by this?

    5. More specifically

      You can loosen these up, if you want.

    6. Summary 3

      This is an excellent summary.

    1. The research associate added, one of the reasons it took 100 years to discover this is that it was not accepted until around 2010 that insects are most closely linked to crustaceans "within the arthropod phylum" as the genetic similarities revealed. Before that, added Bruce, based on morphology, everyone had categorized insects in the myriapod group, together with centipedes and millipedes.

      Needed the right story.

    1. Find out whom the CDC recommends should receive coronavirus vaccine firstMARCHING ORDERSCNN boss tells staff how to approach Trump behavior before election

      who not whom, Fox, you idiots.

  16. Nov 2020
    1. Each student has the right to do what they wish and accept the consequences of those decisions. Conversely, I do not have the right to force them to do otherwise.

      Something I've grown to believe more and more.


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    1. To appreciate the social role of Broca and his school,we must recognize that his statements about the brainsof women do not reflect an isolated prejudice toward asingle disadvantaged group. They must be weighed inthe context of a general theory that supportedcontemporary social distinctions as biologicallyordained.

      Here's the "So what? Who cares?"

    1. 18

      Good stuff here.

    2. Don’t Be Yoursel

      Templates generate content, and you can't help but be yourself.

    3. Keep the Language Simple

      Use the words you know. Doesn't mean you can't have longer sentences, but use the words you know and that are normal.

    4. What Do You Get Out of It?

      Rewards: Edification

    5. It’s OK to Fai


    6. ou can’t quit because there’s a Beyoncé in the world.You can’t quit because you went to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra andrealized that everyone on stage knows more about music than you ever will


    7. e’re conditioned to look for patterns andidentify mysteries to solve much more than we are designed to dictate whatwe’re searching for. I recommend allowing that natural curiosity and our sense-making brains to do their thing

      Using form to generate content, i.e. TEMPLATES!

    8. Writing asong will teach you that it’s OK to fail.

      It's ok to fail and failure is subjective . . . and a gift!

    9. Trust me on this, though. A “bad” song isn’t going to leave a permanentstain on your record. I


    10. OK, technically it maybe true that you don’t know how, but the point here is that not knowing howto do something is a poor excuse not to try. I

      I love this: Not knowing how to do something is a poor excuse not to try."

    11. et’s gure out how to deal with a few of the typical tropes of self-defeatinginner dialogue

      Dealing with doubt, "self-defeating inner dialogue."

    12. Let’s talk more about what we call “inspiration.” It’s overrated.

      Inspiration is "overrated."

    13. And getting my ego out ofthe way makes it easier to listen to myself with some objectivity—to hearmyself almost as a different person would. So

      Getting out of the ego, self-judgment.

    14. the door to the disappearing

      "disappearing" is akin to getting "in the zone."

    15. Process” is also the only name I know of forwhatever series of contortions and mental tricks we have available to loseourselves in when we create

      I like how "process" is basically whatever works in the moment. That is, process is also "situated."

    16. . What I’m trying totell you, and what I still tell myself frequently, is that inspiration is rarely therst step. When it does come out of the blue, it’s glorious. But it’s much morein your own hands than the divine-intervention-type beliefs we all tend to haveabout inspiration. Most of the time, inspiration has to be invited.

      Generating inspiration via demand.

    17. It was the rst time I conrmed for myself that inspiration wasn’t alwaysthe rst ingredient in a song. In this case it was demand. E

      Demand v Inspiration.

    18. As the saying goes, “No work of art isever nished; it can only be abandoned in an interesting place.” It’

      Great concept to remind ourselves of.

    19. The Hardest PartGetting Started

      I find this section helpful

  18. Oct 2020
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    1. But “spin” is a dirty word onlyif there is an alternative to it, only if there were a way of speaking (and thinking)that was not inflected by a challengeable political ideology, only if there were an“unspun” form of discourse to which we could, and should, turn.

      How can we can complete this form: "While most of us think 'spin' is _; Fish claims _"?

    2. ound bite,

      Sound bite

  20. learn-us-east-1-prod-fleet02-xythos.content.blackboardcdn.com learn-us-east-1-prod-fleet02-xythos.content.blackboardcdn.com
    1. Entry 1

      Be multimodal, too.

    2. nternal structure of the verse, notably the use of repetition, and the dict

      More discussion about this would be probably interest many of us. As written, however, I'm not sure it really invites us to consider much. Consider audience. Reach out to us.

    3. Protestant Bible

      Is there a distinction between Protestant and Catholic Bibles?

    1. Book 1

      Nice first entry, but leverage the Web's multimodal possibilities to your rhetorical advantage

    2. The reader

      Who is the reader here? Why not claim it for yourself?

    3. impacted by war and other tragedies

      are they hopeless?

    4. establishes a sense of hope

      How exactly? Which words? How to the relations of the words create this effect here?

    5. the book “Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday.

      Ryan Holiday's Ego is the Enemy . . . and use links to give us more info . . .

    1. CHAPTER 2.

      Here's his keynote at the Cs (from S. McGowan): https://youtu.be/brPGTewcDYY

    2. SL notes that the question about the judgment we make about writing is racist and unracist.

    3. White language supremacy

      PS notes the import of this language.

    4. Victor Villanueva


    5. And those who say they are motivated by grades I’m guessing have been fooled by the system, integrated into it, thoroughly disciplined, made docile by grades, made to think that their yearning for grades is motivation, because they know no other kind.

      I find it a fascinating discussion to have with students, an in, in fact, to discussing Identity / Difference. How do we judge our learning if not by grades? What makes me the student I am? What value is there in my study and my work if not a grade?

    6. portfolio rubric

      Does a rubric still create the same sense of arbitrariness, though? That's been one of my main challenges of ungrading:

      • how to not shift the burden of the responsibility of judgment from me to my students?
      • how to avoid rubrics that simply re-inscribe the values I'm trying to eschew?
    7. But Bill’s class showed me that racism is judgment, that the classroom is a site that reproduces racism and White language supremacy, that how judgments in such spaces are made have just as much to do with larger, structural forces as they do with an individual’s idiosyncratic reading of a text

      Reminds me of Curzan's "Says Who? Questioning the Rules of the English Grammar" (2009), in which she writes,

      Through language, we assert our identities. And we judge others on language (873).

    8. White language supremacy

      And of Curzan's "Teaching the Politics of Standard English" (2002), in which she writes

      A student once asked me, after one of our discussions about American dialects and language attitudes, 'How do you sleep at night?' What, she wanted to know, did I think my role, as well as that of other linguists, should be in informing the public about such misconceptions about dialects and about the harmful repercussions of these misconceptions? How, she asked, could people be so misinformed about dialects? And didn’t we have a responsibility to educate the public? (340).

  21. Sep 2020
    1. White and Asian female students didn’t seem to resist as much the negative assessments of their writing by others,

      My challenge with self-grading has been just this, which seems to absolve me, the pedagogue, of all responsibility and shift it onto the student, which viewed from one perspective could be reenacting the Panopticon?

    2. At the end of the course, instead of the teacher evaluating the student’s portfolio of work, the student collects several peer evaluations using our rubric along with their own self-evaluations. The stu-dent and I would sit down together and read all of them, then I’d read my own prepared evaluation of the portfolio, none of which would have grades on them, instead we had a simple categorical decision to make for each rubric dimension

      I love this idea, but that's tons of time, right?

    3. Most just wanted to follow my orders, or took everything I said as an order, but I wanted them to talk through my words, think with me about their writing, and make their own decisions.

      Which in itself requires teaching, I found. In fact, this is the real teaching I find myself doing perhaps.

    4. Not his judgment of rank but his specific observations were pertinent, whether he was teaching or just talking to me.

      Ranking the teeth, I suppose?

  22. Aug 2020
    1. Authenticity, and the lack of it, was a concern of Shandling's; he told me in 2010 when the complete series was released on home video that "Sanders" was conceived as a way of “looking internally at myself, which meant taking a show and looking at it internally.

      Link to Markey Ad.

    1. The ad feels so fresh and uncannily cool—it even samples the Nine Inch Nails song used in “Old Town Road”—that some people could barely believe it represents a politician. Slate called it the most “incomprehensibly thrilling ad” of 2020. “Political ad goes viral for actually being inspiring,” Mashable’s headline read. One man tweeted that it made him want to “march into hell to defend ed markey from dynastic usurpers.” Another gushed that the ad makes him so fired up that “it makes me want to run through a brick wall.”

      But they're ADs! Why do people today see authenticity in something so obviously inauthentic? Is it the natural result of "social media"?

  23. Jul 2020
    1. Lucette, screened b


    2. n finger and thumb as she would have a closedbutterfly. Her bare foot slipped, and t


    3. ym suit, having worked




  24. Jun 2020
    1. arterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged he has fought off-the-field vices over the

      no mention of his rape here? Hmm.

    1. “What you’ve seen over the last few weeks is it has been multiple things to multiple people,” the official said. “What we can’t have is a place that has public safety concerns.”

      You are full of shit.

    2. “Our goal at Black Lives Matter Plaza is to ensure that all who visit enjoy it as a place to peacefully reflect, nonviolently demonstrate and proactively strategize,” Kevin Donahue, deputy mayor for public safety and justice, said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the ways in which we can ensure the Plaza is a welcoming place for all.”

      Obviously bullshit.

    1. The City of Birmingham issues a state of emergency and curfew due to violence - Read it here

      Because of Trump. Let's be there was very little protest violence in B'ham the 31st.

    1. Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 by friendly fire

      Even though Fox News repeatedly repeated the Govt's claim that Tillman was killed fighting the Taliban.

      In interviews with The Washington Post, the Army Ranger's mother and father said they believe the military and the government created a heroic tale about how their son died to foster a patriotic response across the country.

      U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Matthew Beevers said Saturday that Tillman was killed Thursday night in a firefight at about 7 p.m. on a road near Sperah, about 25 miles southwest of a U.S. base at Khost.

      After coming under fire, Tillman’s patrol got out of their vehicles and gave chase, moving toward the spot of the ambush. Beevers said the fighting was “sustained” and lasted 15-20 minutes. Pat Tillman turned down a $3.6 million contract in 2002 to join the Army in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Beevers said Tillman was killed by enemy fire, but he had no information about what type of weapons were involved in the assault, or whether he died instantly.

    1. I

      Example of using the First-person singular in formal writing.

    2. I find key commands quite helpful when annotating: I use tabs to click between this block and the tag block. I use CTRL+Enter to submit my annotation. Makes life much much much better! :) Description

    3. lay Shirky

      Here's his Twitter feed:

    4. Something

      An example of Block Quoting

    5. Amid this breathless attempt to keep abreast of new developments,

      Topic sentence that transitions by "repeating with a difference."

    6. rtone:

      Using a colon when the signal phrase is an independent clause.

    7. Such accounts

      Example of Repeating with a Difference

    8. For example,

      Example of transition/linking phrase

    9. d “can universities survive the digital age?

      Here's a link to the full article.

  25. May 2020
    1. Overall

      Ultimately, . . .

    2. However, after describing all of the marvelous things DNA evolution has created, he makes a definitive statement: that none of it would have happened if DNA was incapable of error. A


    3. homas’s central focus is the DNA molecule.

      Thomas's central focuses on the DNA molecule to show . . .

    4. Throughout the paper,

      Obviously. Omit.

    1. t. Where our time map falls short is providing a sense of relativity. Instead of thousands of years, just a few on-screen inches separate Nietzsche and Plato. This is nowhere near enou

      Good points! What kind of map might work better?

    2. and trying to quantify things that cannot be put together or described. This sentence impressed me because it is entirely easy to try and justify the differences between two disciplines, but a lot bolder and more difficult to do to make a case for the opposite case.

      Good conversation!

    3. ,” Curzan ‘s main argument is that the ramifications of teaching Standard English must be addressed.

      strong first sentence!!

    1. Eagleton sets out to define one of the most oft-used words to discuss society today. He introduces it as b

      Your most sophisticated analysis yet! Great structure!

    2. “Culture”,

      Italicized: Book title.

    1. gun to shift the language that they are using because they realized that “physical” is a more accurate way to articulate the message that they want to convey. Social distancing co

      Very interesting! Did you discover this argument about why "people have begun to shift the language"? Or is this your idea? Either way, some links and voice markers would be interesting . . . for me, at least :)

      Great convo! Some images, might be useful, too . . .

    1. ad three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. “

      Powerful! Great entry!

    1. This is Water,


    2. This i

      This what?

    3. t, in E Unibus Pluram, Wallace discusses

      There ya go! Except the title should be in quotes around the Italics (which are italicized here only because it's a different language).

    1. naught.

      Good stuff. I really enjoyed these!

    2. d Hume

      same thing . . . citation, even in informal writing situations . . . why not?

    3. Niccolo Machiavelli

      Give us the source, too. And hyperlinks! z

    4. Fear seeks protection, for which partisans are procured; out of partisans factions are born.

      Ontological! Identity/Difference!

    1. t an environmental issue, it seems that only if we managed to take care of the environment, all would be well. Then the next day, it seems that all the world is contained in economics, or physics, or poetry. At the very l

      And that's Rhetoric, right?! Worthy of further discussion. Good stuff! I suppose it comes down to unpacking the rhetorical sit

    2. This is Water,


    3. this vision is difficult to accept because it also often demands changing part of one’s identity and life. Religious belief, for example, is not m

      Kuhn's "Paradigm Shift." Fish's "conversion."

    4. choose

      Does he say that most "choose"? How does he define this "choose"? Is it consciously chosen?

    5. Daniel Kahneman,