North Korea on their nuclear bomb: â€œIt will contribute to defending the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the area around it.â€ PS, I’ve been playing Defcon. [From BoingBoing
So ex-Rep. Foley says a priest molested him. Well boo fucking WAAA, you ratfink. There’s nothing I find more reprehensible and slimy than a person who comes up with some great past wrong done to them as some kind of balm for the rancor that follows a hideous act. I have no beef with homosexuals [...]
Reading this Yahoo! News article on Operation Return to Sender has me thinking about housekeeping. Well, I’m wondering if “sweeps” are really an efficient way to do law enforcement. As usual, everything I write here is just me pulling my opinion out of my ignorant tuchus. I don’t know a hill of beans about law [...]
In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a poet and abolitionist, called for a Mothers’ Peace Day Observance–a day that mothers would set aside to come together to work for peace. In 1872, the first Mothers’ Peace Day Observance was held, and the meetings continued for several years. Below is her proclamation that explains, in her own [...]
Echnide is at it again, this time taking a look at the gender of the Right to Choose, and wondering why all those wingnuts have a problem with enjoying life. Maybe the thing isn’t pleasure, it’s about self-control. Ah, the Protestant revolution. If you don’t want to have to break your back to support all [...]
Salto Sobrius: “Martin Rundkvist’s blog. Archaeology, Skepticism, Sweden. And Books and Music and Stuff.” Today the “stuff” is this post, which draws an interesting parallel: bikini tops and headscarves. Sadly, I’m torn. I’d love to do away with headscarves and bikini tops. I wonder if all women stopped wearing bikini tops if men would regard [...]
Science Blog: Underage boozers fill industry coffers Underage drinking contributes an estimated $23 billion yearly to the alcohol industry, more than 17 percent of the total consumer expenditures for alcohol, according to an article in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Shakespeare’s Sister does a run-down of George Allen’s authenticity. Did you know that his sister wrote a book about growing up in the Allen family?
Some time ago a political scientist named James Dave Barber studied characteristics of past presidents and came up with a handy guage for future presidents (if you believe in that sort of thing). He found that presidents were more or less easily divisible between active and passive, and between having positive or negative feelings about [...]
I believe it … “Congress is now pushing a law that would end the free and open Internet as we know it. Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet’s First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on [...]
Tags I considered for this link: “The WAAY of the MAASTEERRR” “The Banana: The Atheists’ Nightmare” “Great Holy Christ on a Bike…” “How to wish you had those thirty miknutes back” “I shouted back at the monitor” “I’ve got an absolute statement for ya!” “Anybody seen Kirk Cameron lately?”
I was baffled, amused, and entertained by this long and unusual account of the quirks and skeletons of White House officials & staff by a purported Washington insider. From Daily Kos. You can tell who the closet freaks are by who does and does not do personal web surfing. Condi is as clean as Gandhi’s [...]