RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Democrat hate has an expiration date.

In the panic that followed the Boston Marathon bombing, the Haymarket street on which Senator Deb Fischer's office stands was closed because of a bag of trash outside the door. The news was tweeted by the LJS here

Our delightful UNL Young Democrats modified the tweet, to the effect that the trash was actually Senator Fischer. To their very transitory credit, UNLHaters retweeted the tweet, signaling it as hateful, which is where I saw it. UNL Young Democrats then deleted the original, and it also disappeared from UNLHaters, even though they claim to have a policy of not removing deleted tweets. They claim they had used autoretweet on the Young Democrats tweet; this deletes retweets when the original is deleted. But, of course, this goes agains their stated policy, and their past practice. How convenient!

So UNL Young Democrats' cheap shot at Deb Fischer is consigned to the memory hole, and UNLHaters have lost another fragment of their tattered credibility.

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