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Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 30 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. In the next four years, we’re going to have a hellacious amount of work ahead trying to put the country back together. There’s all of the damage from the Bush regime to set right, but the work doesn’t stop there – the media’s going to need a severe ass-kicking: …

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Nov 30 2008

Progress Report: We’ve Crossed the Line

50,243 Woozle was right. We’re not done yet. There’s some cleaning up to do – atheist bios to add, a bibliography and list of resources to complete – but for the most part, this is the finished first draft. It never would have happened without your help, input and encouragement. Copies will be going out …

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Nov 30 2008

Sunday Sensational Science

To Mark the Passing of Events Sunday Sensational Science is over at Slobber and Spittle this week. Cujo359 has put together a fantastically beautiful article on clocks of all sorts, from the crudest clocks in stone to the most sensitive atomic models. I was grateful when he offered to let me filch it so that …

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Nov 30 2008

Comic Book Secrets Revealed! Terrible News!

OMG, they’re killing Batman! However will I cope? Apparently, in the comic books, Batman is… …dead. Bruce Wayne β€” who by night is Batman β€” gets murdered by a man claiming to be the father he thought was dead. In a highly controversial new comic book storyline, Bruce, who first appeared in 1939, is killed …

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Nov 30 2008

Shopping for Candidates at Abercrombie & Fitch

There’s going to be quite a bit of what might be loosely termed “ideas” thrown out by right-wingers in their quest to rescue the Republicon party from obscurity. Some will have more, for lack of a better word, merit than others. What’s going to be most interesting is to see which suggestions the party embraces …

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Nov 29 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Can I just mention something? I hate holiday weekends. I’ve just spent the better part of two hours sifting through too many blogs in search of gold nuggets. How’d that go, you ask? Well, I’m not rich, if that’s what you mean. But I’ve got enough to be comfortable …

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Nov 29 2008

Progress Report: All-out Dash to the Finish

48,149 Remind me to tell you later what happened when my supervisor found out the subject of the book I’m writing. Too tired to discuss it now. I’ve been all over this book, from beginning to end, adding a bit here and a chunk there. Here’s one inspired by you lot, which I hope will …

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Nov 29 2008

Satire – It’s ALLLIIIIVVVEEE!!!11!!

Remember your Poe’s Law, my darlings, and enjoy: Unfortunately, liberals have distorted the history and meaning of Thanksgiving because they see everything through the ideology of victimhood, which is a glass-half-empty view of history. Thanksgiving to liberals is a celebration of purported genocide against the Indians perpetrated by the Christian pilgrims. But in fact this …

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Nov 29 2008

Whet Your Appetites

Scandal’s cookin’. Sure smells tasty: Mitchell Wade, the corrupt former lobbyist who plead guilty in 2006 to bribing former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-CA), is reportedly assisting β€œthe government in investigating five other members of Congress,” according to a memorandum filed on Wednesday. [snip] Prosecutors drop tantalizing hints about an even bigger, ongoing investigation. Wade was …

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Nov 29 2008

Robert Gates Doesn’t Get the Boot

If Obama’s going to have to salt token Republicons throughout his administration in order to live up to the post-partisan promises, this seems like a decent start: Following up on an item from Wednesday, I’ve been reading a bit about the various perspectives on whether it’s wise for Barack Obama to keep Robert Gates on …

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