Archives for October, 2008

Travel accomplished

I just flew back from Washington, and boy are my arms tired. Expect blogging to be intermittent for a little while. To fill the time, I suggest voting, and volunteering to get Obama elected and to defeat anti-family initiatives like Prop. 8 in California.

Politico reports (via Benen): Sen. Elizabeth Dole?s latest advertisement suggests her Democratic opponent, Kay Hagan, is a godless heathen. ?A leader of the Godless Americans PAC recently held a secret fundraiser for Kay Hagan,? the 30-second spot says, showing footage of the group?s members talking about their atheist beliefs on cable news. ?Godless Americans and…

Seed: Barack Obama for President

Seed Magazine’s editors come out for Barack Obama: Our world is more complex, dynamic, and interdependent than at any time in recent history. Financial markets are in turmoil, geopolitical conflicts abound, and our pale blue dot is in serious peril. Yet these are also times for great optimism???about what can be known and what can…

Pat Roberts stands by convicted felon

Senator Pat “Memory Pills” Roberts seems to have forgotten that ethics matter for a United States Senator. After his close friend, Sen. Ted “Effing Moron” Stevens was convicted of seven different corrupt acts, everyone from John McCain to the Senate Minority Leader have called on Stevens to resign his seat. Pat Roberts chose to buck…

As I reported yesterday, Republican Representative Frank Wolf was being pestered by questions from volunteers with the Judy Feder campaign, and Wolf’s staffers physically attacked the volunteers. Today, the Wolf campaign apologized, sort of: At one point in the video, as [volunteer] Kent asks [congressman] Wolf a question, the camera abruptly shakes and the videographer…

Disco. DJ Rob Crowther is upset. A few days ago, I pointed out that his underling, Casey Luskin, has repeatedly misrepresented the Texas science standards revisions, in particular alleging conflicts of interest which do not exist while ignoring the profound conflicts of interest affecting expert reviewers Stephen Meyer (of the Discovery Institute) and Ralph Seelke.…

Endorsements

For President: Barack Obama. ‘Nuff said. House: Barbara Lee. In Kansas, Boyda, Betts, and Moore. Senate: No race in California, Jim Slattery in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle, the KC Star, and just about every other serious observer of Kansas politics likes Slattery, and thinks Pat Roberts has lost touch with Kansas. It’s time for a…

Your Republican party

Beating up people with questions: Raising Kaine explains that: On Friday, two [Democratic challenger Judy] Feder staffers approached Congressman Wolf in a public location to ask him some questions. Two different individuals who were accompanying Congressman Wolf (staffers? relatives? friends?) assaulted the Feder staffers, as you can see quite clearly in the video. The first…

McCain advisor votes for Obama

Wow: Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain,…

I imagine Casey Luskin and Anika Smith sitting in a dark room together. The mirror ball spins as these Disco. titans take the floor for a podcast about the Texas science standards (aka TEKS: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). You’ll recall that I tripped up some of Disco.’s fancy footwork last Friday, but these two…