Archive for January, 2008

Elizabeth Kucinich

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

How can Dennis Kucinich's wife be this hot?

Open letter to Boortz listeners

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I was very interested to see this open letter to fascist neocon warmonger and all-around State lover Neal Boortz and his radio show listeners. I hope certain residents of Georgia who are co-proprietors of this site can listen to Boortz on Thursday or Friday and see if he mentions this ...

Blagging: “Karaoke for shy people”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Brilliant! I got that from Andrew Sullivan, who got it from this story in the New York Review of Books. The largest number of blog posts, some 37 percent, are now in Japanese, according to a recent Washington Post article by Blaine Harden, and most of these are polite and self-effacing—"karaoke ...

Derbyshire on Obama

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Paeloconservative and NRO's resident sane person John Derbyshire makes at least a good point or two in his blag post of skepticism towards Obama's allure. Derb, like me, just doesn't get Barack Obama's attraction to the American people.I dunno, I must be missing a gene or two. Everybody, including even ...

Barack Obama: “Ahh, shit.”

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Ted Kennedy endorses Obama for president.

Vox Day’s ignorance about scientists

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Vox Day takes an ignorant shot at research scientists:While I have tremendous regard for the effectiveness of the scientific method, I have very, very little respect for scientists. They are very, very far from the impartial devotees of scientody that they so love to portray themselves being. With a few ...

Dave Barry on the presidential nomination system

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The libertarianish humor columnist hasn't lost anything in his semi-retirement. Then again, maybe he is doing as Will Rogers did and "just watching the government and reporting the facts": On Tuesday, millions of Florida voters will head for the polls. Being Floridians, many of them will become confused and drive into ...

Vox Day on non-aggression and religion

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Vox Day found a blag post about him that was quite funny. It is from a German guy who calls himself atheist and libertarian (I don't know if he would fit my and Kelly's rather narrow definition of libertarian) who wrote: This morning, I stumbled upon a very popular blog (judging ...

Workaholics, workophiliacs, and clock watchers

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Because of a variety of factors, I've felt a little less than passionate and motivated about lab lately. I think these factors are mainly: fixation on computer-related free-time activities; frustration with getting scooped and having to hurry off our paper and then abandon the project; and lack of confidence that ...

Evil and stupid

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

That's how Laurence Vance describes mainstream Protestantism in general. As understanding, tolerant, and diplomatic as I try to be in public, I'd have to agree. Like Wes Baker, I too am sickened and embarrassed at Christian opposition to Ron Paul. The Protestant church is not only no friend of freedom, it ...

Biggest factor in rising health care costs:

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

The doctors themselves, says Dr. Steve Cole. Thanks to Overlawyered.com.

How the British government protects its subjects

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

By shielding them from the dangers of watching TV without paying an unjust and exorbitant fee to the State, of course. I happened across this web page about one Briton's experience with the TV licensing arm of the State, and the first thing it brought to mind was, of course, ...