Archives for March 3, 2009

“We’ll be in the Hudson.” Holy crap. I’ve been in the Hudson. But not like that.

GLBT Good News, Bad News

Obama needs to do more, but this is a start: The Obama Administration is reaching out to young people nationwide, including LGBT youth, to apply for White House internships. The new program, which would take place this summer, would offer youth valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff.…

CA lawmakers take a shot at Prop 8

The California House and Senate have approved resolutions calling on the state Supreme Court to declare Proposition 8 – the measure which bans same-sex marriage – illegal. “In my mind, this is not a marriage issue, it’s a constitutional issue,” said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The openly gay Ammiano shepherded two bills through the…

..Dr. Michael Behe is a biochemist at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He’s also a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a well known creationist think tank whose purpose is to disguise religious doctrine as science in order to avoid the Constitutional ban on promoting religion in public schools. It was Behe that we were heading…

Welcome New Sbling!!!!

Kim Hannula is a 40-ish geology professor at a public liberal arts college in the Rockies. Her New Year’s resolution is to reduce stress by changing her rheology, or maybe by walking to work and looking at the pretty mountains. Go visit and say hey. If you can get the comments on Kim’s blog to…

Start beating your children now. It is god’s will. H/T: Pharyngula I love the way they link Bill Clinton’s failed attempt at getting a blow job to teenage suicide.

e + God Equals m Times c Squared

…Here’s the main point of our disagreement. Alden is a strong Christian who thinks that modernism has had a disastrous effect on our culture and our individual abilities to determine the answers to important questions. As an atheist, I am unable to see where religious belief and faith yield any sort of objective understanding of…

The One True Editor

Emacs is exactly like a religion. A western religion, at least, operates by testing the faith of its participants. The god coldly allows babies to die of unexplained illnesses, violence to affect the innocent, wars to break out, natural disasters to ruin everything. That we mortals have faith that this is a loving and intelligent,…

Yet Another Moon Found

… hiding in a Ring of Saturn. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn’s G ring an embedded moonlet that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light. Scientists believe it is a main source of the G ring and its single ring arc. Cassini imaging scientists analyzing images acquired over the course of about…

Give Some Money to Al Franken!!!!!!

Seriously! The Franken team is now entering the ‘defense’ phase of the absurd Election Challenge launched by Norman Coleman, who lost the election for Senate to Al Franken but who refuses to give up his seat. If everybody who reads this blog sends five dollars to Al, they’ll have enough to … well, to make…