Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

“A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses”

I love this commentary by Marc Pitzle

Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed — well, they shouldn’t make such a big deal about it.

Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans…. The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country’s reputation.

Read it here.

Pennsylvania High School Refuses Admission to HIV+ Kid

A private high school in Pennsylvania refuses to admit a 13-year-old honor student who is HIV positive. The student’s lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging the school “violated multiple anti-discrimination laws.”

Reported here

It is a boarding school founded and financed originally by Hershey, as in Hershey Bar. This school is known for doing good things especially with poor kids. They argue that since it is a boarding school, they can’t guarantee safety for the other children. Others argue that this makes The Hershey School out of step with reality and modern science and medicine.