Kristine’s Favorite Sites

If you check out the links from “Kristine Haglund Harris” on the side bar you will notice that, depending on which of her three names you clikc on, you will be taken to either the website of The Republican National Committee, The National Rifle Association, or Bush/Cheney’04. This choice of links constitutes extreme action on the part of one of the site administrators in an attempt to get Kristine to send in her biographical information and a picture, so that we can get an introduction page for her like the rest of the permanent bloggers.

In the mean time, we are taking suggestions for other right-wing sites that we could link to Kristine’s name.

21 comments for “Kristine’s Favorite Sites

  1. Wow. I followed the NRA link and took their “Clinton Gun Ban Quiz”. And, whatever one thinks of gun bans, the questions on that particular quiz were certainly loaded (pun intended). :) The best part was the scoring card at the end — complete with random references to France and the New York Times.

  2. Kristine: When Kaimi becomes a wild-eyed gun nut as a result of following “your” links to the NRA site, I hope that you feel the appropriate guilt!

  3. Nate:

    how about

    I know that one will probably get an immediate bio + photo…


  4. Good grief, Nate, I’m a Mormon woman (and Irish Catholic on my mother’s side, just for good measure)–you don’t have to tell me when to feel guilty!!!

  5. Hey, you guys, quit harassing my cousin! (Kristine, just say the word, and I will muster my four brothers and begin a butt-whipping of the type not seen since the days of Samson.) Lyle, I know where you live, and Nate, I can find out!


  6. Adam Greenwood, I don’t know you. So I cannot say (as I would with Nate Oman) that it will make me sad to give you a humiliating beatdown in front of your loved ones.

    You all don’t want to know the lengths to which I will go in order to deliver a series of savage beatings. I’m a single Mormon pushing thirty, and I’m in a PhD program at MIT. So you know I have nothing to live for.

    Second warning, ya’all. Quit harassing my cousin.


  7. Political Scientist. But, yeah, I think it’s in The Tempest.


  8. Am I to understand you, Sir, as threatening one of the prickliest NRA Mormons around? Am I?

    Stand up slowly, keep your hands in plain sight, and there’ll be no trouble.

  9. John: I am glad that I at least have a place in your heart such that beating me up would make you sad.

    Still, it may be just as well that I don’t live in Cambridge any more.

  10. It’s OK, boys–you can stop now. But thanks, John; I knew there had to be cousins reading this : )

  11. Okay, I’m done now. But only because Kristine says it’s time to be done, and not because I’m afraid of gun-toting NRA guys. No hard feelings, all. Just looking out for my kin.


  12. !!!!LOL!!!!

    Um…guys…don’t mess with John. He is the current possessor of STING; which he tells me glows blue when Haglund Harrassing (even friendly harrassing) goes on and it seems to have picked up some omni-directional liahona type powers as well.

  13. Well, I tried to post over on Venturpreneur, and the software didn’t work. Just got error messages, so I’ll post what I had to say here.

    Ok … I thought I’d like to address this, being one of those people categorized in the league of “bright student from Appalachia” when I was living as an enlisted man’s son on an Air Force Base in Idaho and got recruited by Stanford and MIT, etc.

    I thought it kind of offensive, the sort of “uplift” message I got (to borrow the concept from science fiction, but the message was that they were going to take me from my lowly state …).

    I also had a good friend who was a diversity admission to program in California, and they wanted him for local color, so to speak and were rather upset with him for being poor, hispanic and completely literate and without “spice.” He was there to provide part of the authentic experience, to be a stereotype, not an individual.

    He commented on that in the reception after a diversity oriented movie they played for our youth group in what was an attempt to show groups could move together and which he saw as showcasing offensive tokenism.

    Anyway, does anyone think that my being raised relatively poor, being LDS (an insular minority) or having buried three children (something rather unusual and diverse by any standard) means anything to any committee looking for diversity?

    Maybe it does, but then I’m pretty sure the last time I got cold called and asked to interview for a job it had nothing to do with my diversity …

    If I’m wrong, let me know, my life has changed and while the market is much more competitive, if there was a place for me in it, I’d be interested in teaching now. I’d love for an institution to consider me diverse and for that to be enough to make a difference :)

    (I mean that seriously, though you can tell that in my past I’ve had ambivilent experience).

    I also feel that many institutions have very legitimate needs for diversity. BYU’s law school used to have an active program of recruiting students who weren’t like the rest. I used to be a part of that and really made an effort to recruit Black students to become BYU law students.

    They would have improved the experience of everyone without any paternalistic tokenism being in effect, but merely the value of differences in perspective.

    Which seems to be lost in many discussions. Yes, often all there seems to be is a drive for so many tokens from each group, with the groups being narrowly defined and filled by members of the group’s elite whose experiences are pretty white bread and inauthentic, but there is a legitimate academic and institutional need for diversity as well that many institutions embrace.

    Are academics, like everyone else, driven by fads and styles? Surely, but even under all the fads, (e.g. shoes, for example), there is a useful function.

    Catch you later.

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