Should college admissions be based on race? (a.k.a. Here we go again)

February 27, 2014

So first they decide that race should have some bearing on whether or not you’re accepted to a UC school to “diversity” reasons. 

Then they decide that race should have no relevance in college acceptance.  Intellect & preparedness is king.

Now that Asians represent 40% of UC/CalState collegiate admissions… the powers that be have decided that maybe race should have bearing on admissions after all… to the detriment of the Asian population of California.

Just… wow.

Please read and decide if this is a petition that you would like to sign (or send to anyone living in CA who is willing to participate in this petition).

The CA Senate voted on 1/30/14 to approve Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5 (SCA 5), which would allow the State of California to deny an individual or group’s rights to public education on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.
Prop. 209 currently prohibits CA government institutions from considering race, sex, or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of 1) public employment, 2) public contracting or 3) public education.

Now SCA5 seeks to remove “public education” – so that means race/ethnicity WILL be considered in UC/Cal State admissions. If that’s the case, Asian students will be severely disadvantaged since Asians are “over-represented” in the UC system already.

What it really could mean
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With 15% percent of the population in CA, Asian students may be “stuck” with a glass ceiling of 15% of the UC student body (as opposed to about 40% now). If you feel it’s NOT FAIR, then please go here to sign a Petition:

Please forward this message to your friends who are concerned about this issue as well.

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Bars across the US react to T.J. Oshie’s final shot on goal in Team USA Hockey vs. Russia in 2014 Olympics

February 16, 2014

I just love this.  Best moment of the 2014 Olympics yet.

USA Hockey T.K. Oshie GWG vs. Russia in Columbus, Ohio
2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Win Reaction at Mulligan’s Pub in New Jersey
2014 Sochi Olympics: USA Men’s Hockey defeats Russia in shootout–reaction from Starting Point Bar & Grill in Bayonne, New Jersey

The funniest thing I will see in all of 2014.

February 14, 2014
Anchor Confuses Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne live on air on KTLA

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So in fairness, I decided that Sam Rubin’s apology should also be posted here… because I actually believe his explanation.  I’ve been in awkward situations before where you don’t really want to call out your customer publicly for misinterpreting your intentions and this is clearly one of those times.

In Sam’s case, it’s obvious from the opening question that he was referring to the Captain America commercial in which Sam Jackson WAS in during the Super Bowl, and NOT the Matrix-esque commercial that Lawrence Fishburne was in.

If you’ve ever has a customer misinterpret what you’ve said in front of their boss (in this case for Jackson, the viewing public) you don’t embarrass them:  You take the hit – no matter how ruthless – and let them save face.

I don’t know anything about you, dude, but good on you, Sam Rubin.

Sam Rubin of KTLA apologizes to Samuel L. Jackson