Archives for November 7, 2009

The Corporation Part 14

The First Openly Gay MLB Owner

The Chicago Cubs have become the first major-league team to have an openly gay owner according to the Windy City Times. On Oct. 30, the Ricketts family became the new owners of MLB team, the Chicago Cubs. The family bought the team and Wrigley Field for $845 million. Laura Ricketts, one of the purchasers, is…

Islamic Creationism in the News

From the NCSE:

The Mark of the Devil strikes again.

When I was a kid, my friend Karl and I illegally snuck into a movie theater to see “The Mark of the Devil” (or words to that effect) then just out. We didn’t sneak in because we didn’t have the money. We snuck in because we were 13 or so and that was the only…

The right wing is shameless. In one ad after another, voters in California and Maine were besieged with images of what would supposedly happen if same-sex marriage were legal: Students on a field trip to a lesbian wedding, elementary kids gobbling up books featuring gay couples, kindergartners learning about homosexuality from their teachers. The strategy…

I don’t mean blog posts or emails. For blog posts I use souped up gedit, and for emails I use pico. (There was a time when I thought I’d be using emacs for both of those, but emacs suffers from a deep philosophical dysfunction.) I’m talking about longer documents that have sections with headings, bibliographies,…

Michel Bachmann has absolutely no sense of proportion in her personal statements (as a member of congress) or in what she encourages or allows happening around her. She is also an extraordinarily dishonest person. That first bit … lack of sense of proportion (or shame) is well addressed in the following appeal from Representative Israel.…

This will make you laugh. Then you will realize that there is nothing funny here. Nothing. Then you will cry. With Glenn Beck. Cry for Glenn. Cry for our nation. And if you think I’m joking that’s just what they made you think.

hat tip: johannes lochmann