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Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 28 2008

Sunday Sensational Science

Captivating Clouds Who hasn’t spent an afternoon dreaming dragons and castles in the clouds? Watched a thunderstorm build from nothing into towering anvils and bizarre colors? Some of the most beautiful sights on earth begin with clouds sailing over the moon or sun. Simple water vapor and ice crystal collections do some spectacular things. But …

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Sep 28 2008

Persistent IDiots, Aren’t They?

They’re too stupid to give up. Here’s yet another creationist-infested school board getting ready to toss millions of dollars down the shitter just so they can shove their religious claptrap down kids’ throats: The Brunswick County school board is looking for a way for creationism to be taught in the classroom side by side with …

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Sep 27 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Adios, Paul Newman. You were awesome, and we’ll miss you. Ned Lamont, who challenged Lieberman for Connecticut’s Senate seat, remembers: We were way down in the polls and I was busy leaving messages on answering machines when a young volunteer came bounding into my rabbit warren and announced breathlessly, …

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Sep 27 2008

McCain: Low-Ranking Monkey

I don’t mean to flood you today, but this was just too awesome to pass up. A TPM reader analyzes McCain’s refusal to look at Obama during the debate, and comes to a fascinating conclusion: And here’s another note from TPM Reader TB. I guess I’m really not sure quite how to characterize it … …

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Sep 27 2008

Are Too a Republicon, Dino!

This is not only desperately amusing, it’s an excellent political move: The state Democratic Party filed suit Tuesday in an attempt to force Dino Rossi to list his party preference as “Republican” on the November ballot instead of “GOP Party.” Democrats say the Iraq War and low approval ratings for President Bush have left the …

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Sep 27 2008

The Regulars Weigh In

Two of my readers who are brilliant bloggers have been having entirely too much fun with the political fuckery lately. First, there’s Cousinavi, who rips CBS a new one: It is now reported that the honchos at CBS News are pissed at Dave for grabbing their feed and airing it. Some sort of, “S’posed to …

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Sep 27 2008

Child Porn, An Evangelical, and Me Old Hometown

Damn, it looks like I missed some interesting times: Evangelist Tony Alamo was arrested Thursday in Flagstaff, Arizona, on charges related to a child porn investigation, an FBI spokesman said. The 74-year-old founder and leader of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was arrested without incident at 2:45 p.m. (4:45 p.m. ET) as he was departing the …

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Sep 26 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I just want to make an observation here. McCain is reminding me of my former German shepherd. She would come bounding into a quiet, peaceful house, rouse the cats from their reveries by pouncing on them, unleash untold chaos and anger, and then come prancing over to me with …

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Sep 26 2008

Condemned to Repeat

EX PRAETERITO PRAESENS PRVDENTER AGIT NI FUTUR- ACTIONE DETVRPET History became a living thing in Roz Ashby’s and Ken Meier’s hands. On the first day of Western Civilization I, they handed out a quote and asked us to date it. It was a typical “kids these days” rant, full of complaints about their manners, their …

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Sep 26 2008

Friday Favorite Restaurants

Fuck the chain restaurants. Gimme local. I love those independent, locally owned and operated places that kick the giant’s asses. The ones that you discover by accident, or through a friend, or just because it was on the way and smelled too inviting to pass up. There are four in particular that, if I could …

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