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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 16 2012

Lets All Go to the Lobby: Huntsman goes out swinging

Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and Mitt Romney political look-alike, has officially dropped out of the Republican race for Preznit.

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Jan 15 2012

Updated: Phobos-Grunt reentering upper atmosphere

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Update 12:10 AM CDT: nothing official but it seems to have reentered and crashed into Pacific Ocean a few mins ago. Click image above for latest info. Follow the latest events on Twitter using the hashtag #PhobosGrunt and follow @PHG_Reentry. The ill-fated Phobos-Grunt mission, which would have returned samples from the tiny Martian satellite Phobos, will …

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Jan 14 2012

Boo-hoo! The religious right has a big problem

Once the central pillar of the GOP base, the religious right is facing a big, divisive problem. They can either vote for a moderate white conservative heretic with a checkered past, or stand idly by and let a black progressive Christian win a second term. Wingnut activists have been cooking up this shit sandwich with Mormon …

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Jan 14 2012

This week in science: of maxima and minima

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Even in the most modern, mass produced storage media, it normally takes near a million atoms to store one bit of information. Big Blue hopes to reduce that a tad:

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Jan 13 2012

Now Showing: Mittens of Romney vs. Newton of Gingrich in The Bainwreck

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I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up on the latest comedy stylings of the GOP traveling clown-car show. Latest update in pure text — I’m working without links here folks! The pro Mittens but absolutely-not-coordinated with Romney SuperPAC laid down a beating on Gingrich in New Hampshire by pointing out what lying, cheating sack of shit he is, and …

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Jan 13 2012

The Hubble time machine vs young earth pastors

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What can a young earther say? In stark irony to the poll of evangelical pastors “almost evenly split” on whether the earth, and presumably the universe, are a few thousand years old, the Hubble looks more than 13 billion years back in time and snapped the spectacular shot above. Those points and blobs are the …

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Jan 13 2012

Must see: This is Tim Tebow to Jesus Christ

Does Tebow help or hurt Christianity? He obviously hurt the Steelers, hurry! See, when I was a kid, the Steelers’ traumatized my football childhood: I was a Cowboy’s fan. The more I hated the Steelers the more they delivered; Bradshaw under pressure, Lynn Swann snatches a tipped pass, the immaculate reception, you name it. So if …

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Jan 12 2012

The problem with God’s vote

Evangelical leaders are reportedly trying to come together, unify their vote, and direct it against Anyone-But-Romney:

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Jan 12 2012

World’s tiniest vertebrate

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If a princess were to kiss this tiny amphibian and turn it into a person, she would have a pygmy for a prince.

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Jan 11 2012

Milky Way likely has more planets than stars

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When the AI enhanced remnant that had once been fictional astronaut David Bowman in Arthur C Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey looked into the monolith, he said “My God, it’s full of Stars!”

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