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Archives for January, 2009

Last word

Gene Robinson

  Amen, indeed.   Transcript below the fold

Ni pena ni miedo

I think I know how he’s feeling …

Around the world

No doubt the boy in the bubble thinks he’s done a heckuva job. From here: Toronto Star: “Bush was an unmitigated disaster, failing on the big issues from the invasion of Iraq to global warming, Hurricane Katrina and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” Daily Mail: “He leaves the world facing its biggest…

And what are the 22% thinking?

Frankly, it takes talent to suck this bad: President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush’s final approval rating at 22 percent. Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job…

You’re trying to divide by zero

A scientist, testing a formula on Univac recently, was amazed to see the computing system stop, then automatically type the reproof: ?You?re trying to divide by zero.? A quick check proved that Univac, as always, was right. Click to image to read more. 1956 good times.

Sadly true …

Let’s face it: When George W. Bush claims he’s “kept us safe,” it’s kind of like the babysitter who lets the toddler wander into traffic the first hour she’s on the job, then herds all the remaining kids into the basement and locks them in to compensate. So when the parents get home, she says:…

Apparently the Department of Defense?s claim this week that ?61, in all, former Guantánamo detainees are confirmed or suspected of returning to the fight? is purely imaginary. States Professor Mark Denbeaux of Seton Hall University: They have included people who have never even set foot in Guantánamo?much less were they released from there. They have…

Cutting education funding in Arizona

Arizona Republicans have proposed that education – from kindergarten through university – should be the first thing to get the chop in a proposed budget. They are looking to cut $1.5 billion from education over the next 18 months with the K-12 system being hit for nearly $1 billion of that. I agree with our…