Archives for October, 2010

Kansasonians: Vote for Janet Waugh!

And do NOT vote for Willie Dove. Willie, a Republican candidate for District 1 seat on the State Board of Education says, in relation to evolution and creationism in science classrooms, “One without the other, that’s when we have the problem.” Kansas, you don’t need this. Check out the details here.

Dr Kiki does Abbie Smith

“We’re going retro”

Hat tip Elliot Myrick

Does it matter what’s in a placebo?

Yes, it does matter what is in a placebo (as well as how it is administered, and so on) because the placebo is an important part of the experimental protocol used in pharmaceutical research. Before we get to why this question has even been raised, and an interesting point or two about it, lets quickly…

My Ballot for Next Tuesday: Page Two

I already posted my Page One voting choices for this year’s election. Now it is time to turn the ballot over and talk about judges. In the mean time, if you are in or near Minneapolis, Hennepin County or the Fifth Congressional District, I invite you to have a look at this ballot, as it…

Tomas is, suddenly, a hurricane …

… and almost as interesting as his enigmatic sister, Shary. Tomas formed farther south than Hurricanes often do, hung around for a long time as a tropical depression, then blew up to hurricane strength very quickly. Having been declared a hurricane just a few moments ago, it may reach Category Three status as early as…

Shary … it’s complicated

Try to pick out the hurricane in this picture: Possible but difficult. Click here to see an animation (if it is still on line), then it is easy to see this most unusual hurricane. Shary is cnfusin the weather experts ath the HPC. words like “conundrum” and “system not handling this well” and “normally ……

Hello Shary and Tomas

I was wrong. I was expecting Right Eye to turn into Shary, and it did but I was expecting Left Eye to turn into Tomas, but it dissipated. Mouth turned into Tomas. In any event, we have two new named storms in the Atlantic. One more and we’ll run out of names!

Voter intimidation

Elderly Black Voters Allegedly Intimidated At Their Homes In Texas Two middle-aged white Republican activists in Texas allegedly harassed and intimidated at least seven elderly African-American voters at their homes in eastern Texas, according to a complaint filed with the Justice Department on Thursday. Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, submitted a…

Who is this Glen Beck guy? Wow.