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Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 10 2009

Bachmann Gets Spain Wrong

Representative Michele Bachmann has herself a new friendly outlet for her views. The Washington News Observer has taken for its mission: to provide fair coverage of news through broadcast quality sound bites, interviews, and event coverage If you look at what they’re doing, this means providing footage of smiling Republicans and awkward Democrats to news …

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May 09 2009

A Child’s Choice

Daniel, one of eight children, has asserted that treatment would violate his religious beliefs. The teenager filed an affidavit saying that he is a medicine man and church elder in the Nemenhah, an American Indian religious organization that his parents joined 18 years ago (though they don’t claim to be Indians). “I am opposed to …

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May 08 2009

Rattle My Bones

According to Twitter and the blog, Dr. Isis is burning the candle at both ends again. Here’s a little tunage I’ve been saving for her for just such an occasion. The Suburbs are a Twin Cities band that had their heyday in the eighties. Whether you’ve ever heard of them outside Minnesota completely depends on …

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May 07 2009

Libertarian Paradise

Too many of them don’t listen to themselves, but that hasn’t stopped the vacation planners from listening to them. The makers of the video would like you to know that they didn’t start it. Totally stolen from Vic.

May 06 2009

A Little Too Alive

Rick pointed me at this video, a hand-cranked automaton of the “Don’t tase me, bro” guy. I expected it to be funny. It almost was–the first time. After that, it just got more disturbing. Seeing how the gears work made it even more so. The artist, Jon Haddock, seems to specialize in rendering violence (including …

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May 05 2009

Bachmann Gloats…and Slimes

One of the joys of being on Twitter is being able to do things like follow Michele Bachmann. (Yes, I really do follow her. No, not for the joy. So you don’t have to.) I get to find out where she’ll be making her public appearances and characteristically wrong statements. I also get to find …

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May 04 2009

M Is for…

It’s May, which means it’s margarita time again. I’m finishing off the first batch of spring. Kelly‘s included them in the final WebMage book (sorry, not for general readership until May 2010). Scribbler is prescribing. Greg keeps mentioning them. They’re everywhere, so it hardly seems fair to keep them to myself. So, if you want …

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May 03 2009

Exactly Wrong

I’m always fascinated by how “common sense” works. All too often, the first part (“common”) is presumed to imply the second (“sense”) when it does no such thing. I came across a great example today. I was having brunch with Greg and Ben after today’s radio show, when Greg mentioned someone he’d recently heard go …

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May 02 2009

Atheists Talk–Genie Scott

Genie Scott, National Center for Science EducationAtheists Talk #0068, Sunday, May 3, 2009 Lynn Fellman will be quizzing anthropologists Genie Scott of the National Center for Science Education and Greg Laden of the University of Minnesota on the subject of creationist attempts to weaken science education in K-12 education. Dr. Scott testified before the Texas …

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