I’m not all that emotionally invested in the British elections, but it does suck if a Tory win occurs and is touted everywhere else as a big vote for austerity. It also looks like the Scottish Nationalists are just destroying Labour in what used to be its Scottish stomping grounds. They may be contributing to a good night for Cameron as well.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Big-time neocon Peter King says Pam Geller’s Texas event put “people’s lives at risk for no good reason.” Good for him.
* May 31 congressional deadline for highway funding looms with no game plan for long extension in sight.
* At the Grade, Alexander Russo gives, well, mixed grades to John Oliver for his celebrated piece attacking standardized testing.
* At Ten Miles Square, John Stoehr offers a partial defense of the efficacy of some kinds of violence as “illegitimate but rooted in legitimate grievances.”
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on the first (or so he figures) music video for standardized testing.
And in non-political news:
* If you miss tonight’s season finale of Big Bang Theory, you’ll apparently miss “life-changing decisions.” Or maybe producers are just giving us a big ol’ Bazinga!
That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with a solo offering from Christy Moore, performing “Viva la Quinta Brigada,” a tribute to the Irish volunteers who fought for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War. There’s a fair amount of fine old Irish anti-clericalism in this one, pure and biting as whisky.