Tony: “this guy gets to build the tallest building in the world”

Brilliant post, brilliant series of questions. I think it deserves an answer:

  • I work to understand who the visitors are of one of the biggest websites in the world. Besides this one.
  • I’m rediscovering them every day.
  • Every day. And that’s girl singular.
  • The first two months of this year have been a hell of a lot better than the last five months of last year.
  • Learning who I am.
  • Not whole CDs, but there’s some great MP3s at KEXP if you pledge.
  • When I remember to have hope.
  • Q: How many tenors does it take to change a light bulb? A: Four; one to do it and three to stand around and bitch that they could have done it just as well if they had the high notes.
  • I’m not sure but I think that’s a personal question.
  • No, but I’ve got a close eye on some folks who are trying to destroy our American way of life.
  • You tell me. I’ve at least started talking.
  • Not nearly often enough.
  • Not nearly often enough.
  • Not nearly often enough.
  • Yes. And yes.
  • As big as a move, as small as a post.
  • Not nearly often enough.
  • Yes. Downhill on and off my feet.
  • Not nearly…oh, stop it. Yes, at Trogdor.
  • Not yet, but we have crocuses.
  • At Christmas time. I’m off pie.
  • Not so much.
  • Not physically.
  • We covered that.
  • Not on the blog.
  • I think it was the cheese that did me in, actually.
  • When Lisa gets back in town.
  • Every day.

UVA: StudCo candidate assaulted because of race

Race relations at Virginia have been complicated since the beginning; after all, the school’s founder wrote the Declaration of Independence but kept slaves.

But the execrable actions of the as-yet-unidentified assailant who, in the words of the Cavalier Daily report, “allegedly grabbed Lundy by the hair and slammed her head against the steering wheel… [and] said, ‘no one wants a nigger to be president’” aren’t complicated. They’re stupid, hateful, and unworthy of the school I called home. (They’re also ignorant; I seem to remember a few black student council presidents at Virginia while I was there, and they were popularly elected.)

Esta has some strong words on this and is following the unfolding reactions; apparently Casteen has issued a statement but it’s not on his web site yet.

Update: Esta forwarded the letters that went out from the offices of the President and Vice President for student affairs. Pending online availability on the Virginia site, I’ve posted the letters here.