Archives for September 26, 2008

It was fourteen years ago today that New Gingrich, then Leader of the Republican Delegation to the United States House of Represented initiated the absurd stunt known as the Contract on America (or something close to that, anyway). The Contract was originally circulated as a joke internet meme that was accidentally picked up by congressional…

T. Boone Pickens: please go away

I want to officially complain about T. Boone Pickens. What an offensive dit. I am tired of his commercials (the most recent having just been aired … the post debate commercial) telling us that we need to become energy independent, and blaming the very same politicians that he has been buying off and paying off…

The Debates

This is McCain’s preferred debating weapon: And this is what he looked like during the debate: While at the end, this is how Obama looked: But McCain got a hug in the end…

Palinology

From Kathleen Parker of the National Review: If at one time women were considered heretical for swimming upstream against feminist orthodoxy, they now face condemnation for swimming downstream — away from Sarah Palin. Oh what fun. Parker, a very conservative columnist writing for a very conservative outlet, is calling for Palin to step aside. To…

Don’t forget to watch the debates tonight. In watching the pre-debate coverage, we learn that Ted Kennedy has been brought to the hospital. For a man with brain cancer, this may be a not uncommon thing, and there are no details. Stay tuned (to the TV/Radio, not me. What do I look like, AP????) UPDATE:…

Furbies all the way down

If you get bored, just go to the 15 minute mark. Oh, and it’s open source!

If confirmed, a recent finding may be one of the more interesting outcomes of cosmological research in quite some time. Possibly interesting enough to keep everyone busy while they are retooling the Large Hadron Collider. First a bit of background. Assume the big bang happened. When we look out at galaxies near and far we…

The file drawer effect works like this: Numerous studies are done and the results are random. But because they are random, a small number have, randomly, strong effects that are interesting and that in isolation support some interesting hypothesis. All the results that fail to confirm the interesting (or fund able) expectation are filed away…

PARTAYYYY!!!!!

And YOU are invited. Click here to find out where your nearest Barack Obama Kicks Ass in the Debate Party is and crash it! Seriously! Oh, and here’s Michelle: And this…. seriously … do this. After the debate, click Here to send a message by sending Obama ten bucks or so. And even if Obama…

There are several areas of controversy emerging in the discussion of Minnesota Science standards, but almost none of this controversy has to do with Evolution and Creationism. Amanda and I attended a public meeting on the issue last night, and I felt at the end that a kind of victory had been achieved. But this…