Pharyngula

Carnivalia, and an open thread

This week’s collection of carnivals:

Anyone else feel that it’s a shame CoE hasn’t hit #66 yet?

Otherwise, you got your open thread right here.

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    April 27, 2006

    Ha! Numerology!

  2. #2 Carl Manaster
    April 27, 2006
  3. #3 Charlie Wagner
    April 27, 2006

    “…the Senate, as an institution, remains remarkably similar to the body created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent–yes. You said it. You better read that again in the Constitution. It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent to Presidents on nominations and on treaties, serving as a court of impeachment–you better believe it, Mr. President. The Senate can send you home. You better believe that.”
    -Senator Robert Byrd on the Senate floor
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r109:S24AP6-0011:

  4. #4 Pygmy Loris
    April 27, 2006

    Huh?

  5. #5 What'sYourPoint?
    April 27, 2006

    Right now Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) is on C-SPAN, filibustering until the Senate agrees to vote on his amendment which would end all subsidies to the oil industry when oil price is over $55 a barrel.

  6. #6 Charlie Wagner
    April 27, 2006

    According to a recent Zogby poll, 90% of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq believe that it is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11.

    http://www.zogby.com/NEWS/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1075

    Since it has been demonstrated that Saddam had no role in 9/11, why do you suppose they are believing this?

  7. #7 quork
    April 27, 2006

    test

  8. #8 SkookumPlanet
    April 27, 2006

    Charlie
    “Demonstrating” or “proving” or similar ideas are barely operable terms in mass decision-making and mass communication in the U.S. “Demonstrated” to whom? How so “demonstrated” originally?

    You’re confusing thinking and reality with politics. A few weeks ago I wrote a bit on how Dub and Vee-Dub originally convinced a third of Americans there was a connection.

    I posted it in response to an observation similar to yours.

  9. #9 SkookumPlanet
    April 27, 2006

    Charlie
    “Demonstrating” or “proving” or similar ideas are barely operable terms in mass decision-making and mass communication in the U.S. “Demonstrated” to whom? How so “demonstrated” originally?

    You’re confusing thinking and reality with politics. A few weeks ago I wrote a bit on how Dub and Vee-Dub originally convinced a third of Americans there was a connection.

    I posted it in response to an observation similar to yours.

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