Link Roundup, March 21, 2014

Feel-good

Awwww….
ABC News: Dying Zoo Worker Gets Goodbye Kiss From Giraffe

In case you missed it, the San Jose Sharks signed an 18-year-old fan with a heart condition to a one-day contract. Totally awesome, only 54 seconds long: Watch it.

General Interest

The Birthright Bill, which allows adoptees to learn about their birth parents, is generating some controversy.
NJ.com: ACLU is wrong on Adoptees’ Birthright Bill

Politics

Sandra Fluke wants to ban the word “bossy”? Is she going to stop telling me I owe her free birth control?
Twitchy: Feel the burn! Sandra Fluke wants to #BanBossy, gets pwned instead

Nancy Pelosi is a piece of work.
The Blaze: Pelosi Praises Obama As Most Nonpartisan President She Has Ever Worked With

Non-compliance is getting interesting.
The Blaze: New Jersey CEO Takes a Stand Over Proposed Gun Control Bill, Warns Lawmakers ‘We Will Not Comply’ Just Like Connecticut

Schools

A girl took away a straight razor that another student was using (going to use?) to cut himself. She told a teacher what happened. They gave her a 10-day suspension and were going to recommend her for expulsion — because she had a weapon, and that violates their zero-tolerance policy. Fortunately, eventually, the school retracted the suspension — but what the hell were they thinking?
WAVY news: Record cleared for student involved in razor incident

Common Core Math is neither common to us nor core to understanding math, apparently. I don’t know how to express what’s wrong here.
Weasel Zippers: Another Baffling Common Core Math Problem

Awful Common Core Problem

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