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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 24 2012

I’d Like To Return This Gift, God…

It seems that perhaps abortion is going to be an issue again, maybe for a whole news cycle. Yet another Republican has spoken what he believes is the honest truth, and this is news because it clashes with the real world. Pregnancy, even due to rape, is a gift from God; as we know from …

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Oct 24 2012

One Answer To Pascal

A man once told me that he believed Because he was playing the odds. “Blaise”, I replied, “Take a look over here At a site called ‘A Million Gods’. You may think, by believing, it’s great if you win, And there isn’t much chance you could lose– But faced with a million and quite a …

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Oct 22 2012

Horses And Bayonets (The Ballad Of Romney’s Run)

For weeks and weeks, for months and months We battled toward the right Outflanking arch-conservatives We had to win the fight We dropped opponents one by one Who couldn’t keep the pace Now we’re miles from the center But at least we won that race And it’s saddle up your horses, lads, And fix your …

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Oct 22 2012

Donors Choose Re-Booted

Ok, I now have a brand new page just for this year, without all the pesky compliments and accolades from last year’s comments (*blush*). It will soon be up in my sidebar, but I also want to put it here–in part because one of my (my?) teachers from last year has a project that is …

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Oct 22 2012

Happy Fechner Day 2012!

162 years ago today, Gustav Theodor Fechner awoke from a dream which would change his life, and the course of science itself. In his dream, Fechner had discovered the key to studying sensation and perception, the method to measure the mind itself. Of course we cannot simply turn up some switch and increase your awareness, …

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Oct 21 2012

“The Right Kind Of Christian” Goes Voting

“The right kind of Christian” is hard to define Except that his views are exactly like mine. He believes in the bible (the parts that he’s read— While the wrong kind of Christian reads others instead) The right kind of Christian will vote as I vote She’s certain which issues are issues of note. She …

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Oct 20 2012

Maybe They Just Don’t Like Gruyere…

I’m trying hard to listen to the undecided voice To the people who are still unsure which way they’ll make their choice But it’s hard, when I’ve decided, to believe that others can’t, If their mental capabilities outrun a potted plant* “Would you like grilled cheese, or dog shit?” See, with choices such as these, …

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Oct 20 2012

Jesus-Ween Coming Up!

Someone, on Twitter (I think it was @BugGirl) was pointing out that JesusWeen is a real thing. With the Cuttlekids out of the nest for the most part, I had forgotten that it was that season again. Good Grief! The dumbest thing I’ve ever seen Is Jesus-Ween. At Jesus-Ween, the zombies walk the earth—well, one, …

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Oct 19 2012

Donors Choose

Pretty soon now, you’ll be able to see a widget in the sidebar over there to the right, that looks something like this: For now, you can use this one. Anyway, it’s that time of year, when you would pretty much chew off your own leg to be done with all the attention on the …

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Oct 18 2012

Binders Full Of Wrong

Let’s say you’re in charge of the hiring and firing— You’re after a woman who’ll answer to you. Assuming you’re needing a binder to find ‘er You’re likely admitting you don’t have a clue Despite your executive power, you cower, Cos all of your partners, for years, have been men You’re frightened to look past …

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