Archives for May, 2008

Fame!

I used to tout every bit of media interest I’ve gotten, but lately it’s hardly seemed worth it. Press outreach is part of my job, so a quote in a newspaper in Florida, or a radio interview in Pennsylvania, doesn’t do much for the ego any more. I will note with interest this article at…

Conservative Eugenics

Remember this?: Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host and bestselling author, has joined the Discovery Institute in the role of senior fellow. The position cements a longstanding friendship and recognizes a commonality of values and projects across a spectrum of issues. ?Michael Medved is an intellectual entrepreneur, a political and cultural polymath with great…

I still hate propositions

On June 3, Californians will vote. There are a bunch of jackasses running for local offices, all clogging my mailbox with their fearmongering. I haven’t sorted through the candidates, and their fliers all go into the recycling anyway. I’ll work that out, though, with endorsements before the election. There are also a couple of local…

Call Arnold To Tell Him You Totally Support Gay Marriage, Or Else: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is receiving large numbers of phone calls from the supporters of “Limits on Marriage” (The constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in California ) about his comment to a group of Log Cabin Republicans that he wouldn’t support a constitutional…

Nature’s Climate Feedback blog points out that the post-World War II cooling is a mirage: The 1945 temperature drop is nothing else than the result of the sudden but uncorrected change from warm US measurements to cooler UK measurement? That?s a rather trivial explanation for a long-standing conundrum, so why has it taken so long…

Utah Phillips, RIP

Lindsay alerts us to the death of Utah Phillips. Not a great singer, but a great story-teller, and a repository of a quirky part of American labor history. He’ll be missed.

Pressing questions

Is Barack Obama Muslim?: No. The internet: cause of and answer to all of life’s problems.

What he said

Before the weekend, I had a half-composed post about Hillary Clinton’s asinine invocations of RFK’s assassination, but I wasn’t done when weekend fun-n-games began, and now it’s dated and irrelevant. I only mention it because I would’ve linked to Atrios’s excellent and correct advice to the Clintonites: Stop Sticking Finger in Brain. The post had…

Memorial

I was out and about yesterday, but my belated Memorial Day memorial is to say, as I did last year, “On this day when we remember our war dead, it’s worth looking back at the when and the how of the ? US military fatalities in Iraq.” Then it was 3455 dead, now we’re up…

A Bleg

A friend wants LGBT books for tweens: So far, the best we?ve been able to do in terms of LGBT fiction for kids who have moved beyond picture books is: Boy Meets Boy, by David LevithanSo Hard to Say, by Alex Sanchez Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger The Order of the Poison Oak, by Brent…