Archives for October 15, 2008

Time for McCain’s Ten-Run Homer …

…. NOT! Once again, Barack Obama totally wins the debate. This is Barack Obama after the debate: This is John McCain after the debate: Don’t cry, John McCain, Georgie will make you feel better:

Liveblogging The Debate

Just the salient points. McCain does not want to spread the wealth around. Obama wants to cut the 15 billion dollar subsidy to insurance companies. Obama wants to invest in higher education. McCain is taking copious notes as Obama speaks. Maybe he’ll pick something up. McCain is having a hard time finishing a sentence. But…

Items of Interest

Are you sure the earth is round? If you had to persuade a medieval peasant that the world was round, how would you do it? Why do you believe the world is round? And what does the American public in general think? Obama: At least as radical as a Puritan Melanie Phillips, who is a…

Notices and Blogospherics

The Blog Carnival Oekologie will be hosted at The Infinite Sphere on November 15. Get your posts in using this submission form. I will be hosting Oekologie the following month. I may have missed nothing that Berry go Round #9 is up at Gravity’s Rainbow. This is botanical web carnival.

Norm Coleman is Going to Hell

Well, ok, there is no Hell. So we’re just going to tell Norm the truth and he’s going to think it’s hell….. This item, from Tangled Up in Blue Guy (see THIS for more commentary) is absolutely outrageous. Unbelievable. Watch this piece of video from a Norm Coleman ad showing how Al Franken can get…

SynchroBlogging

I just wanted to point out the new Web Badge (to the left) that I’ve stuck on my side bar. This is the Open Access Day Synchroblogging Competition Winner badge. Only those of us who have won the award can have the badge, so you better not download it and put it on your site.…

EMERGENCY ACTION NEEDED NOW

The creationist-biased Texas Board of Education has assembled a committee to ‘review science curriculum standards.’ This group includes a few actual scientist types, and … pay attention folks .. Wisconsin based ID creationist Ralph Seelke, Baylor creationist chemist Charles Garner, and Stephen Meyer, vice president of the Discovery Institute. Yes, you read that right. The…

Winding up for the debate….

The latest polls are interesting. Locally we have Ashwin Madia in a statistical dead heat so if you are in Minnesota Congresstional District 3 it is NOW TIME to either volunteer or kick in a few bucks. Madia has an excellent chance of taking this seat away from the Republicans. The Minnesota Senate race is…

Click here, then click all over the pretty picture. There are enough details here to keep you amused for at least ten minutes. [Hat Tip: PZ]

Click Here

Down below the fold where it says “CLICK HERE” …. don’t click there! First, make sure the following things are true: 1) You are alone. 2) Your computer’s sound is turned up. 2) Nobody can hear you. OK, go…