Archives for April, 2009

Martin Cothran is upset wroth. I pointed out that his defense of Pat Buchanan against charges of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are fallacious, and he replies with a post that show no actual signs of having read what I wrote. Cothran’s continued defense of Pat Buchanan against charges of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial is rather…

Praise Jebus, I’m not in Texas watching the hearings as Don McLeroy is considered for reappointment as chairman of the Texas Board of Education. Yeah, Don “Someone’s got to stand up to the experts” McLeroy. Praise Jebus also that Texas Freedom Network was there watching. And wouldn’t you know it, McLeroy brought the crazy. Asked…

Give the man his bike!

I highlighted a story the other day in which Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu revealed that his security detail does not allow him to bike or ride public transit to work. I pointed out that New York’s Mayor Bloomberg rides the subway to work, and he’s not the only transit-riding mayor. Berkeley’s Tom Bates is,…

Martin Cothran, presumably upset that I keep pointing out that the supposed logic teacher prefers logical fallacies to honest data, has now sunken to defending Holocaust denial. In replying to his repetition of a screed by Pat Buchanan, I noted that not only was Barack Obama rightly dismissive of that sort of armchair quarterbacking (“Even…

Hard-pressed

Martin Cothran, Discovery Institute blogger, Focus on the Family stooge, and generally unpleasant person, quotes Patrick Buchanan on Yom HaShoah. Buchanan, in addition to being a failed presidential candidate, is a conspiracy loon and a anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. In any event, Buchanan is on about how President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton didn’t…

Let Chu ride the train!

Project Steve member, Nobel Prize winner, and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu talks to the Times: Was anyone in your family impressed when you won the Nobel Prize in Physics? Probably, but who knows? I called my mother up when they announced the Nobel Prize, waiting until 7 in the morning. She said, “That’s nice…

Who’s that guy?

He sure wishes the Texas Board of Education would’ve listened to him.

Deep Thought

I wonder if I was the first person to invent matzo brei with bacon.

Solidarity Forever

John Cronan, Third Engineer of the Maersk Alabama, explains how the crew kept pirates from taking over the ship: We are American seamen. We are union members. We stuck together, we did our jobs. And that’s how we did it. Or as they like to say: When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall…

Lindsay Beyerstein rightly thinks there’s “Enough dead teen pirate porn already.” While we’re all glad that Captain Phillips was safely recovered, Lindsay raises some important questions: Two days after the rescue, the banner headline on the front page of the Washington Post should not read “3 Rounds, 3 Dead Bodies.” And if that’s the front…