Archives for September 3, 2009

Dusty Trice has some brilliant reporting. Here’s his film: Read his detailed report and analysis here.

There is something funny about this video. Can you spot it?

Obama on Heatlh Insurance Reform

A fireside talk debunking the more outrageous myths. Pass it on.

I was shocked to learn only a few minutes ago that the administration of the largest independent school district in the state of Minnesota had no idea until today about the President’s intention to speak to the school children of this country next week. As one teacher said to me, “It is very hard to…

Dear Dr. Thein, I am a parent of a child in the Roseville, MN School District. I am very concerned about news reports I’ve been hearing from elsewhere in Minnesota indicating that there are parents upset about The President of the United States addressing the students in some classrooms next week. I am primarily concerned…

A poll of facebook … link is here … asks “Should President Obama be allowed to do a nationwide address to school children without parental consent?” I find the wording of that statement to be astounding. But anyway, if you are on facebook, you may want to go and vote. CUrrently, 65% say NO, 29%…

Drug monkey points out the latest over the tip insanity… The President of the United States plans to distribute an address to the nation’s school children on September 8th, and some of the wingnuts are saying they want their kids out of school, or out of the classroom, for that event. They are pretty sure…

Here is a poll that you can take to let the Scienceblogs Overlords know what you think. Feel free to comment on that page as well.

Blogospherics

The early earth did not have very much free oxygen. Or did it? Chris Rowan: Lots of oxygen on the Archean Earth? That bastard Charlie Moores is interviewed on Nature Blog Network … Oh, sorry, that’s BUSTARD, not BASTARD. Well, whatever, it is an interesting interview and they to talk about birds.

It has been said that the only way to effect real change in important socio-political debates is to be very aggressive and unapologetically rude in making arguments. Civility and politeness are the hobgoblins of the Western Heternormative Colonoracist Patriarchy. I personally feel that there are indeed times and places for such a thing, but I…