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  1. bherbert commented on Doonesbury 17 days ago

    I don’t know if it’s still the case, but a few years ago when I worked on some textbooks, books were tailored to the Texas and California markets. It was both because of their size and the fact that both have (or at least HAD) uniform textbook adoption rules. Under such rules, schools throughout the state are automatically authorized (more like required) to use the book adopted by the state commission.

  2. bherbert commented on Non Sequitur 28 days ago

    Why doesn’t Jeffrey just give her a summary of the adventure she didnt have?

  3. bherbert commented on The Barn about 1 month ago

    The Oregon Legislature just passed a law that has the effect of making it illegal to drive the speed limit while rewarding drivers who excede the posted limit. It applies on any road with two or more lanes and a speed limit of 55 or more MPH..

  4. bherbert commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    In many ways, this is true. But it doesn’t go far enough. It’s really the states of California and Texas, with their uniform textbook adoptions, that control what content will be in textbooks. Authors often must write to the standards in those states because of the size of the markets.

  5. bherbert commented on Drabble about 1 month ago

    Given Sears’ financial condition, let’s hope they bring your refrigerator before they go bankrupt and cease deliveries altogether.

  6. bherbert commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    Ignorant, incompetent people are already voting. They’re Rush’s “dittoheads” and views of Faux News Channel. Should we suppress THOSE people’s votes?

  7. bherbert commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    With presidential primaries and a general election coming, this is very much THIS YEAR’S (and next year’s) news. There’s still time to combat these ridiculous rules through the courts, but that process has to start now. And that requires awareness—which is what GT is promoting.

  8. bherbert commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    I hope not, c davies. I have always admired Canadians for their good judgment and common sense. Canada is an excellent example that the U. S. should try to emulate in many ways. Let’s hope that continues. I’m betting that it will.

  9. bherbert commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    Driving is a privilege. Voting is a right, supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution. These GOP voter suppression laws are their answer to a problem, and that problem ISN’T the all-but-nonexistent “voter fraud”—it’s changing demographics and the underlying unpopularity of conservative policies.
    Oregon has been leading the way in promoting voting. First through Vote By Mail (VBM), and recently by automatic voter registration when someone registers a car or gets/renews a driver’s license.

  10. bherbert commented on Pearls Before Swine about 1 month ago

    Psychiatrists all over that area will be dealing with a sudden increase in the incidence of coulrophobia.