No gay dogs allowed?

There are just too many levels of stupid in this story… Not the least of which is, so what if the dog is gay?

‘Gay Dog’ Refused Entry To Australian Restaurant

An Australian restaurant has been forced to apologize and pay compensation after refusing to let a blind man enter because they thought his dog was gay.

In May 2009, Ian Jolly, 57, was attempting to dine at the Thai Spice restaurant in Adelaide, when he was refused entry after staff misheard his female companion, and thought his “guide dog” was a “gay dog.”

“The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog,” the owners said in a statement to South Australia’s Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

Jolly is now set to receive a written apology and $1,400 compensation.

Guide Dog

The perfect cup

Rob’s perfect morning cup of coffee:

One healthy, oversized scoop of coffee per cup, brewed with cold water.

Two moderate teaspoons of sugar. Two oversized teaspoons of Coffeemate non-dairy creamer.

Oh, and cat must be fed before coffee, or enjoyment of coffee is a moot point.

Americans are fed up with political incivility

A new poll shows that Americans are fed up with political incivility. Maybe stop waving the guns around? Just a thought.

A new study by the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College finds that Americans overwhelmingly say civility is important to democracy and possible to achieve, even when people disagree.

Ah, but who’s willing to be more civil? Apparently, not conservatives.

There were significant differences by ideology, however. Liberals by 59%-36% favored the ability to compromise. Conservatives’ views were a reverse of that: By 60%-34%, they preferred a willingness to stand firm.

Literally too cool for words

It’s the pentatonic scale, yo.

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Where’s the tyranny?

I’m trying to figure out all these cries of “tyranny!”

During the campaign, Obama said he wanted to reform health care and the financial system. A majority of Americans then voted for him, sending him to the White House. 

So where’s the tyranny?