Archives for December 17, 2008

Further thoughts on the recount

Think back to Florida eight years ago. There is a reasonable argument that Al Gore was duly voted, even via the electoral college, to be President of the United States, but George W. Bush was placed in that office for one and only one reason: The recount process in Florida was transformed into a circus,…

LOL Scientist: Madame Curie

Juliana, as many could testify, was the progenitor of this seminal idea, in which she finds (around here somewhere) a modicum of humanity. In fact, to Juliana, being a full time transvestite, it was obvoius that she had to work hard to get Pat around the idea of a new plan, to convince Pat as…

I hate when this happens

Franken Challenges Finished.

Moments ago, the Minnesota State Canvassing Board has completed the review of several hundred challenges produced during the process of recounting the November 5th ballots in the US Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken. The next stage will be to review the Coleman challenges, of which there are approximately double the number as…

Hard Core Atheist Checklist

My hardcore atheist checklist is below the fold. I award myself forty one points, including extra points for doing things to missionaries and such.

Mice Doing Albatross In

Predatory rodents are eating the chicks of the Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena to the extent that they have had the worst breeding season recorded so far. The mice are also affecting Gough Island’s other Critically Endangered endemic species, Gough Bunting Rowettia goughensis. A recent survey of the bunting’s population revealed that the population…

And oldie but a goodie:

Frosty Says “Coal is Totally Clean!”

“There must have been some magic in clean coal technology; for when they looked for pollutants there was nearly none to see” Huh?