Archives for August, 2006

An official seal

Because it isn’t official without one. Make your own.

Health care

Apparently not important to talk about: A would-be health care debate was whittled down to basically a one-candidate question-and-answer session Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Nancy Boyda, who is running for the Kansas 2nd District congressional seat, was the only candidate to show, disappointing dozens at the hospital hoping to hear health care perspectives from…

Which Muppet, which soda?

Thanks to Grrlscientist for helping me learn that: You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew You take the title “mad scientist” to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab. And you’ve invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician. But while you’re busy turning gold into cottage cheese,…

F—ing Moron

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again (and again, and again), Ted Stevens is an effing moron. He’s the one who put an anonymous hold on a bill that would create a database of government spending. Why? The man who demanded his $250 million bridge to nowhere rather than aid to Katrina was worried…

School Boards Matter

A while back I pointed out a new group in Ohio dedicated to helping protect Ohio’s schools against foolishness, and that the biggest target was one Deborah Owens “Truly A” Fink. She’s been described as Ohio’s answer to Connie Morris, and frankly, I don’t want to know what that question could have been. Anyway, the…

Hurray for being eaten by a bear!

In response to this week’s Ask a Scienceblogger and an essay from the National Review, I’m posting a guest response from Jim. Jim is currently being eaten by a bear. My only request is that you consider the possibility that bears, not pirates, are the cause of global warming. The data speak for themselves. Every…

Chad posts this interesting comment from Chuck Klosterman IV: It strikes me that every wrongheaded sentiment in society ultimately derives from the culture of inherent, unconditional rightness. As I grow older, I find myself less prone to have an opinion about anything, and to distrust just about everyone who does. Whenever I meet someone who…

Long shots

From MyDD’s list of 40 House Longshots: KS-2 Ryun Ex-miler Jim was held to 56%, three points behind Bush in this district. Kansas Republicans are splintering with prominent moderates fleeing to the Democrats. Kathleen Sebellius is a strong favorite to repeat as Governor and GOP anti-evolution candidates are finding open opposition not only from Democrats…

The words of a HUD spokeswoman on New Orleans: “It’s really a sick, twisted — I don’t even want to refer to it as a joke,” HUD spokeswoman White told CNN. “At this point, it’s not funny.” You might think she was talking about the fact that people are still waiting for trailers, or that…

It burns

The stupidity of this take on why 9/11 matters is agonizing. We have to remember because ? it helps the president’s poll numbers. I won’t re-debunk the silliness of the Patriot Act arguments, except to say that the Patriot Act, illegal wiretapping, or biometric whatzits wouldn’t have prevented 9/11. We had the information already, we…