Archives for October 6, 2008

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Iraq War vet Sam Scott calls Norm Coleman’s attacks “the same old shameful Washington politics” and tells Minnesotans why he’s proud to stand with Al Franken.

The mEE PC reviewed

But is it fair? Normally, I enjoy seeing Starbucks get slammed by pretty much anybody, for the usual reasons. But this time I’m wondering if we have a case of environmentalists being narrow minded, near sighted, and dumb.

But it will take some practice.

The president of Minnesota Atheists, August Berkshire, has been elected as the VP of the AAI. Congratulations August! This momentous occasion occurred at the recent AAI convention in Long Beach, California. The story is covered in the Star Tribune, and more information about Minnesota Atheists can be found here.

At least 25% of the world’s mammal species are at risk of extinction, according to the first assessment of their status for a decade. The Red List of Threatened Species says populations of more than half of mammalian species are falling, with Asian primates particularly at risk. The biggest threat to mammals is loss of…

A few more bits on Keating/McCain

McCain’s recent history (September 13th, 2008) Why is the distant history of John McCain as a prisoner of war always part of his resume, but his more recent history in the savings and loan failings of the 1980s and 1990s is never mentioned? McCain was one of the senators in the Keating 5 who took…

I’m going down…….

…to Saint Peter Minnesota, to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran College to visit the 44th annual Nobel Conference (details here), which this year is called “Who were the first humans?” And I guarantee you that the answer is NOT Adam and Eve. Even though the town is named after a saint and the college is nominally a…

What is Sarah Palin trying to tell us?

Eh, hoserz… this little dairy cow makes us Minnesodans look like those New Yorkers, eh?