Archives for March 8, 2011

Bachmann Caught … Being Bachmann

Acorn Killers Target NPR

The video comes from Project Veritas, and is another in political activist James O’Keefe’s undercover exposes (he most prominently took on ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). In the video, Schiller and NPR institutional giving director Betsy Liley are at lunch in Washington with two Project Veritas “investigative reporters” identified as…

Happy International Women’s Day

From the IWD web site: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. I remember in the 1980s passing through Nairobi on or about IWD…

What is Feminism?

Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism” in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.

These masses of ice are now contributing more new meltwater to the world’s seas than all other melting ice combined. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study. The findings of the study — the longest to date of changes in polar ice…

My one time friend Robert Church, the artist, would carry 48 cents in his pocket wherever he went: A quarter, a dime, and the rest in nickles and pennies. Then, when some moran would complain about the NEH … this was the days of the Maplethorp maneno … he would pull the 48 cents out…

“God’s Lady Problem”

Jen McCreight writes the blog Blag Hag and became famous last year for attempting unsuccessfully to prove that if a large number of women wore low cut shirts there would be a major earthquake. (It turns out that there was a 7-point-something earthquake on “Boob Quake” day, which requires that the experiment be repeated.) (It…

PZ (or, as they call him in England, Pee-Zed) Myers was born on this day1 in the mid 20th century. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s talk about why it is important. PZ Myers visits Mike Haubrich (Born August 31st) and Greg Laden (Born June 24th) at the Minnesota Atheists Radio Show in…