“Newsflash: everyone is biased. The people who try to hide that bias are the ones you really have to worry about.”—Tech blogger (and general partner at CrunchFund) MG Siegler writing on the success of Apple (it’s Q4 earnings were…explosive) and noting how investing so much time in one company has finally paid off for Apple-focused bloggers the world over. (via newsweek)
First, I’m definitely going to have to get on watching the Best Picture nominations, as this year I’ve only seen two of the nominations.
I’m so happy that several actors were nominated from The Help because I felt the women in that movie did a phenomenal job. Also, Melissa McCarthy was nominated for Bridesmaids?!? HELL YEAH!!! I think it is awesome that woman was nominated from a comedy and she seriously made that movie for many people.
Also, I really hope HP:Deathly Hallows 2 wins the award for Visual Effects because they did such a great job with the last film. Hell, I hope they win every award they were nominated for, they deserve it.
Is it wrong that I am sitting in my office hours praying that no students show up because only two classes in and some of them are already annoying me? My experience last semester was pushing me away from actually wanting to be a professor as a full-time career and I can already tell this semester might be cementing that idea. I have very little patience for students that are dummies.
“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue—no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption. And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”—President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
A letter from the Managing Editor of Onward State:
Earlier this evening, Onward State reported that Joe Paterno had passed away. However, the mountain of evidence stacked opposite that report is too much to ignore. At this time, I would like to issue a retraction of our earlier tweets.
I never, in a million years, would have thought that Onward State would be cited by the national media, and today, I sincerely wish it never had been. To all those who read and passed along our reports, I sincerely apologize for misleading you. To the Penn State community and to the Paterno family most of all, I could not be more sorry for the emotional anguish I am sure we caused. There are no excuses for what we did. We all make mistakes, but it’s impossible to brush off one of this magnitude. Right now, we deserve all of the criticism headed our way.
In this day and age, getting it first often conflicts with getting it right, but our intention was never to fall into that chasm. All I can do now is promise that in the future, we will exercise caution, restraint, and humility.
I can only hope and pray that the outstanding work our writers and photographers do on a day-to-day basis is not overshadowed by the events of tonight. I understand that our reputation is in serious question, but I hope you will continue to stand by us as we do everything in our power to make amends.
To begin that process, I will be stepping down from my post as Managing Editor, effective immediately. I take full responsibility for the events that transpired tonight, and for the black mark upon the organization that I have caused.
I ask not for your forgiveness, but for your understanding. I am so very, very, sorry, and we at Onward State continue to pray for Coach Paterno.