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A few regulars who drop by for grooming sessions and pant-hoots at the Refuge are probably aware that I am a long time J. Robert Oppenheimer fangrrl, or more accurately at my age, a fancrone. So when I discovered that Doctor Atomic was playing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, I impulsively bought tickets…

FAQ: Class D Audio Amplifiers

New from Audio Designline is this three page FAQ on class D audio amplifiers. Not extremely technical, but it answers many questions for the technically minded. I remember studying class D amplifiers many years ago in college. In those days the quality was decidedly not hi-fi and the reliability was somewhere in the vicinity of…

Norm Coleman: Uber-Weasel

Norm Coleman never ceases to amaze me. No matter how much of a scoundrel you may think he is, he can always manage to go one better. For example, consider this story from CNN describing the election results. In an excruciatingly close election, we find Coleman barely ahead with 42 percent of the vote and…

Here you go, from MSNBC: http://www.polls.newsvine.com/_question/2008/11/05/2074539-do-you-agree-with-the-gay-marriage-bans Currently at only 57% No.

2012: Palin and Patton

If I hear one more person yammer on about Sarah Palin being positioned perfectly for a 2012 presidential bid, I’m going to scream. It’s not going to happen for a couple of reasons. First, there is no historical precedent. Being the losing VP didn’t help John Edwards or Joe Lieberman. It didn’t help Jack Kemp,…

More Elitism

An article from the Buffalo News offers some fuel for the “elitism fire”. From Ohio, we learn of voter George Pounder: Pounder looks at Obama and sees a Harvard-educated lawyer who talks in fancy words that don’t necessarily resonate with the guys on the factory floor. “We’re basically blue-collar Democrats, here, and it doesn’t seem…

That Ol’ Liberal Media Bias

I picked up the newspaper the other day and found a short article declaring that the news media have been biased toward Obama and against McCain. The article claims that reporting was favorable to the Democrats about 2/3rds of the time and that the only relatively “equal” outlet was Fox News. Hmmm. The article referred…

Dole, Hagan and Halloween

So North Carolina Democratic hopeful Kay Hagan is suing Elizabeth Dole over a TV ad in the race for US Senate. I really have mixed feelings about this story. The implication is that Hagan is an atheist (or at the very least is strongly associated with atheists) and that’s patently untrue as she is an…

Celestial fishpot

Yeah, yeah, so you’ve seen this before. I still found it amusing. Hat tip to a dedicated Bertie fan in Ireland. My favorite: (Intelligently designed by Patrick Quigley and submitted to Inkling Magazine’s Design Your Own Darwin Fish.)

Flipping Tickets

Given the same players, how would changing the presidential tickets influence your vote? For starters, consider swapping the president and vice-president seats. A Biden/Obama ticket probably wouldn’t change my overall view of the ticket. That is, there are some things I like and dislike about Obama and some things I like and dislike about Biden,…