blog postsBong Hits 4 Jesus: High Court rules that students who mention drugs are pushing themJun 25, 2007 11:08 pm2673 views The U.S. Supreme Court has effectively criminalized any student mention of drugs in school.U.S. Army's latest slogan: We speak Farsi so you don't have toJun 19, 2007 3:51 pm3705 views While the U.S. contemplates making English either its official or its national language, continues to discourage immigrants from speaking their own native languages, and actively encourages Americans to remain resolutely monolingual, the army has been quietly teaching strategic foreign languages to key personnel on a strictly need-to-know basis.Presidential candidates: speaking Spanish now, but will they forget it after the test?Jun 18, 2007 5:47 pm1941 views One of the remarkable things about the long run-up to the 2008 presidential election is the number of candidates who are speaking Spanish in public.The new voice of immigration reform: First speak English, then maybe we'll let you inJun 17, 2007 4:35 pm1894 views In early June the Senate passed an amendment to the embattled immigration reform bill making English the national language of the United States.Federal Appeals Court rules you can swear on the air, but only for the hell of itJun 7, 2007 2:50 pm1387 views [Warning: this post may contain language that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found to be neither offensive nor indecent.]McDonald's tells Webster, "Take this McJob and shove it"Jun 7, 2007 2:05 pm1390 views David Fairhurst, a McDonalds vice president, has taken up the crusade started by the fast-food giants late CEO Jim Cantalupo, to get dictionaries to revise their definition of McJob. During its earlier campaign, McDonald's targeted American dictionary makers. That didn't work, so this time around they're going after the Oxford English Dictionary, a historical repository of half a million English words past and present.