Archives for October 22, 2009
Extending hate crime legislation. Republicans are against it. Republicans: Matthew Shepard died for your sins. Here it is (and some other stuff, for vets):
… as in folds Fox over her knee and spanks it.
I never liked Tucker Carlson.
… is doomed. This is what happens when you (and by “you” I mean the insurance industry”) go one step to far in bullying Congress. Even the Republicans turn on you. A little. Details from Rachel:
It’s all good, but this is what tickled my fancy today:
I would double my money instantly! Hat tip: Counter Minds
The Minnesota Flu Hotline that I had mentioned earlier is a failure. The state is calling it a “hiccup.” Basically, no one can get through because a lot of people are calling in. The local news is reporting that they have yet to get through themselves or to see anyone get through. Reports are that…
Map of newly extended certainty of Eurasian Neanderthal range. From Nature It has for some time been difficult to assess the eastern limit of classic “Neanderthals.” Some have claimed that Neanderthals were limited to western Asia, others that they extended across much of Asia. The fossil remains themselves have been difficult to interpret. One reason…
Surprise! That’s the name of a town in Arizona, and that’s where the victims in this particular story live. A young Iraqi-American woman was living a very westernized lifestyle, and that lifestyle would not play in Peoria. And by Peoria, I mean Peoria Arizona, where the young woman’s crazy “traditional” father lived.
Peter Tu masterfully crosses face recognition technology, the Naturalistic Fallacy, and engineering in Faces, brains and prairies, oh my.
Those of us who live in Minnesota have suspected this for a long time. It is all visible in the following video. PZ is the one with the two big zeros on his shirt:
Below the fold is the video of Oprah and her encounter with Atheists. “So you don’t believe in a higher being? … I’m puzzled. I’m confused. You don’t believe in god …? Maybe you believe in you don’t know you believe … maybe it’s more spiritual …” Oprah, has anyone ever told you that they…
“I don’t need the Swine Flu vaccine because I already had the Swine Flu when it went around in the 1970s” Sorry, you do. While we’re on the subject, a couple more:
By now I assume you’ve experimented with Alpine, as a character-based email client. Well, I have another tip for you.
He talks about his book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. The interviewer is not my favorite interviewer. A public radio interviewer should not even be asking questions about religion and creationism unless doing a story that is explicitly on fringe beliefs. She digs in just after 16 minutes with the meany…
OK, ENOUGH OF THIS. KTHXBYE. [Documentation will be found here.]
Twitter had to shut down 33 bogus Twitter accounts that were created by Republicans in the name of Democratic state reps. The plan was to mock the democrats. Mock THIS, Republicans nincompoops!!! Details here Hat tip, Bora’s Twitter Stream. … which for all I know is a total fake perpetrated by LIBERTARIANS!!!