Archives for November 12, 2009

Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban

The House of Representatives passed health-reform legislation that included an anti-choice amendment that will seriously jeopardize women’s access to abortion – making it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new health system to offer abortion coverage to women. This would have the effect of denying women the right to use their…

Shifty origin of the ampersand

I don’t believe this for a second: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet:…

Mormons support gay rights legislation

What are they up to?

This is outrageous.

Managing an OpenSource Software Project

The final of four guest posts by Jim Hall, of the freeDOS project is available for your considered attention at Collective Imagination: Jim Hall: Transitions in an open source software project Oh, and I should tell you that some interesting things are going to be happening at Collective Imagination Blog (not that it has not…

The GOP vs. Michael Steele

Starring Jabba the Rush

Below the fold owing to adult themes.

The man owned a virtual arsenal of firearms and ammunition, which was ineffectively secured. So it was fairly easy for his son, Tim, to arm himself and kill 15 people before turning a weapon on himself. Subsequent to this horrific act, regulations have been rewritten to allow authorities to inspect gun collections in private homes,…

Matt Springer is LIVID with my commentary on gun control. Go read his post here and say something nice in the comment section to make him feel better. Mike Dunford has further comments on this issue as well, and as has been happening all along (since the Ft. Hood news broke) Mike is adding important…

A new open source computer language. Go.

No, don’t go, stay! The NAME of the language is go. Which was a poor choice of name because it will be very hard to google “go.” In fact, Google won’t let you google “go” by default because it is one of the SLWs (stupid little words) that Google prefers to pretend does not exist…