Happy New Year!
I was a good little atheist today, and made a reasonably convincing argument that Bill Maher has NOT gone too far in trashing religion. After all, no one expected the Spanish Inquisition. Or at least, the elderly Jewish and Catholic people were nodding as I was ranting about it, so I think they were agreeing with me.
Dinner included conversation among an investment banker, an S&L officer, a couple of corporate lawyers, and so on, and the general consensus is that something must happen in the way of a bailout. The US Senate, it turns out, has a plan they will try voting on tomorrow (Wednesday).
But never mind that. I picked up a tip some of you may find useful. If you have a savings account with more than 100,000 bucks in it, you can increase your FDIC coverage by adding a beneficiary. Each name on the account gets 100 large in coverage.
And if you find that useful, that means you have some extra cash and can help us out with getting rid of Michell Bachmann. Click here and give her opponent twenty bucks or so. Please!
(Tinklenberg has a great photograph of Michelle and George Bush doing something with their tongues, it seems, on his site.)
Finally, tomorrow is the Evolution Blog Carnival. I’ll be putting the carnival up late morning, so you still have time to send an entry!
Oh, wait, one more thing. Forget about that poll I mention up stream. PZ just told me that this one has been hacked for some time and is busted. More people than exist have voted on it.
So instead of doing the poll, just do Michell Bachmann, OK?