Archives for September 22, 2008

Benefit for Cuban Hurricane Victims

At 1st Ave. (Twin Cities Area) On September 23, First Avenue/7th Street Entry nightclub in Minneapolis will be the venue for a star-studded musical and dance benefit for Cuban hurricane relief. In the past weeks, Cuba has suffered tremendous damage from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Close to one million people were evacuated and more than…

Alaska Women Reject Palin

Check it out: I attended the Welcome Home rally for Sarah Palin this morning. … about a thousand (maybe) hard-core Palin supporters showed up … After shaking it off with a good double shot of espresso, and a brisk walk back to my car, it was time to head to the Alaska Women Reject Palin…

Google Chrome for Linux (and Mac)

Codeweavers has got a Linux ‘version’ of Chrome!!! (And a Mac version too.) Chromium is the new Google browser. It is good because it is open source. (Yes, Virginia, that is one criterion for being ‘good’). Also, it might be good for other reasons. My friend Gayle really likes it, for instance. I might especially…

I’m calling in from the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, and we’re goin’ down. Mayday Mayday Mayday.

This is from Jeff Rosenberg: Norm Coleman has run a nasty campaign, full of personal attacks, half-truths, and ridiculous claims about Al Franken. Why would he do that? you may ask. The answer is simple: he knows that if this campaign comes down to issues, he’ll lose. He was never elected for sharing Minnesotans’ views…

PZ Myers vs. Chuck Norris

Inspired by this, I thought we would try this: You know the Chuck Norris Facts meme, right? With items such as: Jesus walked on water, but Chuck Norris swam through land or The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain. Well, an (all too quick, possibly) Google search has revealed that the Chuck Norris (oh,…

Members of the Public: Now is your only chance to comment on Minnesota’s new Science Standards. My suggestions: Take out the woo, dampen down the special interests, and please, consider NOT removing biology from the High School standrds!!!!!

Ashwin Madia Needs To Go to Washington

The following is an ad from the Democratic Congressional Cmpaing Committee talking about Erik Paulsen. Paulsen is Democrat Ashwin Madia’s opposition in the race to fill Republican Jim Ramsted’s seat in the Third US Congressional District in Minnesota. It is also about golfing.