Archives for October 11, 2008

Son of Buckley Endorses Obama

Son of Buckley is, in fact, also a Buckley. Christopher, to be exact, and pretty much as conservative as his dad. “It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup [sic] are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance,” Buckley, a columnist for the conservative National Review, wrote on the Web site The…

Technology News and Stuff

A robotic suit named “HAL” (will they never learn???) will become available for 2,200 monthly rental in Japan. It is actually a brain-directed mobility assistance device. The 22-pound (10-kilogram) battery-operated computer system is belted to the waist. It captures the brain signals and relays them to mechanical leg braces strapped to the thighs and knees,…

Karl Bremer at the Minnesota Independent has obtained a copy of the Michele Bachmann Vennes Pardon Letter. Hat tip to Eve for alterting me to this. In the letter to Pardon Attorney Roger Adams, Bachmann makes clear that Ex-Con Frank Vennes (who had by this time insinuated himself into the regional religious community) should be…

How to Fight Intelligent Design and Win

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show. Sunday, October 12, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time Hector Avalos will discuss “How to Fight Intelligent Design and Win.” Also, an interview with Scott Lohman, president of the Humanists of Minnesota. “Atheists Talk” airs live on AM 950 KTNF in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. To stream live, go here.…

Full Purdah is Not Enough

A woman should not show BOTH of her eyes through her veil. This may encourage her to use eye make up. Two made up eyes peering out of the black veil is just too much to take. A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that…

… is in the news again today. This is part of the widening Petters scandal in Minnesota. Have a look:

Religious Message Hidden in Doll

Really? Maybe. Listen:

Palin: Unethical Power Abuser

“Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda,” This according to an official Alaska state investigator’s report. Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan’s refusal to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten from the state police force was “likely a contributing factor” to…