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Monthly Archive: June 2008

Jun 24 2008

Calling All Captains!

(Postdated for what I hope are obvious reasons) We’re down to the final week, and all captains appear to be having a rather fraught month. Meaning: to avoid imposing the Duty on a frantically busy Elitist Bastard, I’ve had to get creative. So here’s what we’re gonna do. We’ll sail from the Carnival’s blog this …

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Jun 24 2008

Back Into the FISA Fray

Wednesday. That’s when mcjoan says we can expect the Senate to turn their loving attention to the FISA fiasco and put the final stake in the heart of our Fourth Amendment. Man the phones, my darlings. Let the Senate know we stand squarely against this legislative poison: The objective is to strip immunity from the …

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Jun 24 2008

I Get to Live TAM6 Vicariously Through Others, Part the First

Yeah. So while I spent my weekend losing sleep and calling politicians in a vain attempt to talk them out of FISA fuckery, some people were in Vegas having the time of their lives at TAM6. JC. This is what did it. This is what sent me over the edge. I missed this??? I missed …

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Jun 24 2008

A Favor to a Dear Friend

Paul at Cafe Philos says, “I’m Feeling Insecure Because My Blog Lacks Cat Photos.” I see all these blogs nowadays with adorable cat photos and I’ve begun to wonder if it’s still possible to be a dedicated blogger without even a single cat photo to speak of? Maybe I should post a cat photo? For …

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Jun 23 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I really wish that news of corruption surprised me: Was the State Department involved in a shoddy and potentially illegal ammo shipment that led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Miami arms dealer last week? That’s what Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) now says. The House oversight committee says it …

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Jun 23 2008

What Kind of Atheist Are You?

I’m in way too mellow a mood tonight to be laying the smackdown, and I think we’re all tired from a weekend of insane politics (and beating up Ken Ham, which was just more cathartic than I can describe), so let’s do something fun together. No, not that. Mind out of the gutter, you! Yes, …

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Jun 23 2008

So Long, and Thanks for All the Laughs

George Carlin died at the age of 71. I’d been hoping he’d give Burns and Allen a run for their money in the longevity department. So it goes. En Tequila Es Verdad breaks out the premium liquor and puts Carlin on the screen for a proper send-off. Muchos gracias, amigo. Salud.

Jun 23 2008

So That’s Where My Smack-o-Matic Went!

Paul at Cafe Philos gives John Freshwater a sound spanking, thus saving me the necessity: There are a lot of John Freshwater’s out there. And, intentionally or not, they are doing their best to undermine the nation’s science education. I pity the kids who because of some fool teacher will grow up without an understanding …

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Jun 22 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. The warpaint’s being mixed as we speak: This morning on Fox News, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton continued his drumbeat for war against Iran. Adopting Bill Kristol’s argument, Bolton suggested that an attack on Iran depends on who Americans elect as the next President: I think if they [Israel] …

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Jun 22 2008

Sunday Sensational Science

There’s water on that thar planet! There’s been a lot of talk over the years about water on Mars. But this is the first time we’ve had definitive proof of water ice, and it even melts! Check out the lower left corner of these photos, returned by Phoenix: See there? Those white chunks that vanished …

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