Archives for May, 2008

Random Ten

Happy Friday! “One Dime Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson from the album The Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson (2000, 2:47). “Whirlpool” by They Might Be Giants from the album Why Does The Sun Shine? [EP] (1993, 2:10). “Gin Soaked Boy” by Tom Waits from the album Swordfishtrombones (1983, 2:25). “One Flight Down” by Norah Jones…

Taking McSame to the woodshed

Nitpicker’s Terry Welch puts John McCain in his place: I’m bothered by John McCain’s response to Barack Obama, who pointed out that Webb’s remodeled G.I. Bill is something McCain should get behind.? I feel a true disdain for noncommissioned officers in what McCain is saying when he says the bill would encourage “people not to…

Shorter John McCain: Kids these days, with their long hair and their rock-n-roll?

Evolution: worse than atheism

Coral Ridge Ministries asked their members a question: How dangerous are the following to the spiritual health of America? Very Somewhat Not very The ACLU and similar groups 96 3 1 Pro-homosexual indoctrination 95 4 1 Abortion 93 6 1 Islamic terrorism 91 8 1 Hollywood 89 10 1 News Media 87 12 1 Darwinism/evolution…

More on marriage in California

Former congressman Jim Ryun’s baby boy Ned opines on marriage equality in California. He calls for state and federal constitutional amendments, saying: if the other side on this debate wants to push their agenda down our throats thru the judicial system, we push back. But what, exactly, is being pushed down his throat? How does…

Hurray for the primaries!

New video from NCSE

Expelled in context

Is Expelled the 5th highest-grossing political documentary, or is it just gross? Here are the inflation-adjusted gross takes of the leading political documentaries: Fahrenheit 9/11 $135,552,029 Sicko $25,425,497 Bowling for Columbine $25,764,452 An Inconvenient Truth $24,146,461 Roger and Me $11,618,404 Expelled $7,486,000 Fog of War $4,901,894 You’ll note that this differs in two ways from…

Neal Desai took first place in the contest. Desai is a 10th grader in Kansas City, MO’s Pembroke High School, but clearly identifies as a Kansan, and the Alliance for Science assures me he lives in the Sunflower state. The contest allowed students to address either of two topics: Agriculture and Evolution or Climate and…

Name the creationist

Who wrote: A manifestly unsound system like that of Darwin exercises a much more powerful influence than the deepest speculations, just because of its ?practicability.? And so we have seen the idea of evolution develop itself till it spread from biology and geology to all spheres of thought and investigation, and, intoxicated by its success,…