A New Scarlet Letter
Wear it without shame.
Frank Patrick's personal* ramblings and rants. (*where personal means not quite professional enough in topic or tone to fit in his Focused Performance business and management weblog.)
Wear it without shame.
In 1999, Asashoryu, a young Mongolian joined the professional sumo ranks. A fairly small wrestler, by 2003, he rose to the highest category of sumo - Yokozuna - bringing his quick agile style to a level that had been previously characterized by Hawaiian giants Akebono and Musashimaru. He's currently the 5th all-time winningest wrestler in recorded sumo, and still going strong.
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The program was originally produced with funding provided by the American Public Radio Program Fund, whose contributors included the Ford Foundation. Such funding is designed to be gradually replaced by contributions from corporate sponsors, but obtaining sponsorship for the program proved difficult, and ultimately it became impossible to produce new programs after funding ran out in the late 1990ís. Public Radio International continued distributing the program, allowing the episodes to be rebroadcast in order to reach new listeners. Considering that there was only a limited number of programs available to be rebroadcast, PRI kept distributing Schickele Mix for an impressively long time, even as some public radio stations stopped broadcasting the program figuring that after repeating some episodes five times that most of their listeners must have already heard them. It became necessary for PRI to stop distributing the program in June of 2007 after 169 different programs, 12 listener support specials, and 810 weekly broadcasts.This is a shame, since three and a half years of educational weekly programs could be repeated for new audiences, if not continuously, then with a gap of a couple years until something better comes along. These programs have such rich content, it's a shame future audiences can't be created.
"There is none", according to Andrew Sullivan, this liberaltarian's favorite rational conservative. The former executioner/governor of Texas changes his tune when a crony's involved. He and Gonzales (his legal counsel back then) found it within them to send 150 men and 2 women to their death (Note: I'm in favor of careful use of the death penalty.), but for a perjuring crony, a few years of time out is commuted.