Archives for January, 2007

Eerie

What Kind of Reader Are You? Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm You’re probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people’s grammatical mistakes make you insane. Dedicated Reader Literate Good Citizen Book Snob Non-Reader Fad Reader What…

Choosing choice

Our dear friend Red State Rabble has managed to start a fight with the Cato Institute. Or at least with their Neal McCluskey (not, as I first thought, with Casey Luskin). Cato is defending their latest attempt to justify publicly funded vouchers for private schools, and RSR responds by rightly noting that such vouchers would…

LeGuin

Via Dr. Myers: I am: Ursula K. LeGuin Perhaps the most admired writing talent in the science fiction field. Which science fiction writer are you? I’m was a big fan of the Earthsea series, so I’m pretty happy with this outcome. I’ve drifted away from SF since, and haven’t read any of LeGuin’s work aimed…

Krazy Kris Kobach to head Kansas GOP

Kris Kobach, who lost to Dennis Moore two years ago after savaging his moderate opponent in the primary (an opponent later convicted of fraud for a forged check he used to get a mortgage), will now head the Kansas Republican Party. Kobach lost in part because his work and his campaign were linked to extremist…

The Rush to judgment

Rush Limbaugh wonders what it says “about a cultured civilized society that it will round up babes send them off to basic training and send them off to the foxholes.” Set aside that the fat junkie skipped out of the ‘Nam because of an unfortunate cyst, and that we don’t currently round up anyone, soldiers…

Kansas Guild of Bloggers

Don’t forget to submit your best Kansas blogging by tomorrow night.

Good thinking

Kansas Senate considers opposition to increasing troops in Iraq: State Sen. Donald Betts, D-Wichita, filed a resolution that would put Kansas lawmakers on record of being opposed to Bush?s call for 21,500 more troops in Iraq. At a minimum, the resolution states, Bush should seek approval from Congress before sending more troops, and that Congress…

A bill was filed in the House to mandate HPV vaccinations for all sixth grade girls. The bipartisan group of Kansas House members who sponsored the bill have added Kansas to a list of states ? including Virginia, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and Michigan ? where legislators are considering similar measures. Rep. Delia…

Afarensis asks Dembski on Open Access: Is He Hypocritcal, Stupid, or Both? Both. This is the simple answer to that simple question. The broader issue of open access is not so simple. While Dembski’s understanding of the issue is both hypocritical and stupid, the issue of whether commercial science publishers are hypocritical and stupid remains…

Don’t try this at home

The BBC’s Climate Challenge game is dangerously addictive. Do not play it. Update: Link fixed.