Archives for November 9, 2010

Bottom line: If you make less than 250,000 a year (per person, not per family) you have no business even thinking about being a Republican.

He’s back

I know, I know, everybody else has already seen this, but since Comcast, ironically, cut MSNBC from our cable menu, I get my Olberman and Maddow off the net, and there is a delay.

Noah’s Ark seeker vanishes

Donald Mackenzie has been visiting Mount Ararat in Turkey for several years, searching for Noah’s Ark, which according to the Bible was deposited by god on this mountain after the Noachain Flood. Although it seems to not have made news, Mackenzie was reported missing on October 14th. Mr Mackenzie became interested in searching for Noah’s…

‘Splain this:

How can there be a large mystery launch of a rocket?

As global warming progresses, habitats change in their suitability for various life forms. It may be that moose will not be able to live in Minnesota in the future; Of the two resident moose populations, the one that lives in the area more affected by global warming has pretty much died out probably due indirectly…

Happy Giant Panda Day

Today is indeed a momentous day in history. On this day, in 1927, the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) was discovered by Teh West. It, of course, had previously been known to all those people for tens of thousands of years who lived among, and eated them. This is also Carl Sagan‘s birthday. He was born…

Truths and Consequences

There are two reasons that the Republicans “won” the house and took more senate seats. One of them was made clear last night at dinner. Our waitress was funny. She started out a little funny-strange, then went to funny-ha ha, and I left the restaurant liking her and wishing more people were mostly like her.…

Minnesotans: Help Wadena recover

You may recall me mentioning a tornado last year in Wadena. “The town’s been flattened. I’m on my way there for a high school reunion. It looks more like it’s going to be a high school clean-up.” If you are in the region, I just wanted you to know about a fund raiser to help…

George Bush’s Book is Out

Decision Points is now available at your local bookstore. I’m not going to get a copy, but I do think that it is appropriate to repost this, in celebration of George’s literary success:

Heavy Ion Collision at LHC

After extracting the final proton beam of 2010 on 4 November, commissioning the lead-ion beam was underway by early afternoon. First collisions were recorded at 00:30 CET on 7 November, and stable running conditions marked the start of physics with heavy ions at 11:20 CET today. … Operating the LHC with lead ions – lead…