Sunday, August 21, 2011

Not Abandoned

Awaiting inspiration.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The God Delusion Index Test

(h/t PZMyers @ pharyngula)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Monday, December 03, 2007

Don't Let Them Eat Cake!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

E. J. Dionne Jr. - Free To Be Al Gore -

E. J. Dionne Jr. - Free To Be Al Gore - "Say what you will, the blogs and other online gathering places do promote a culture of engagement rather than passivity. The raucous back-and-forth they encourage looks, at least sometimes, like real, live democratic politics.
But the larger change is that the very process Gore describes -- of propaganda taken as fact, of slogans taken as arguments, of repetition substituting for logic and, yes, of lies and half-truths taken as truth -- is now well-recognized. What worked against Gore during the recount and what worked for the administration in the run-up to the Iraq war doesn't work anymore. That is an advance for democracy and for reason."

(h/t Bill McMichael @ Military Times)

Monday, May 21, 2007


A palate refresher.

John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change

Linkin Park - Hands Held High

"Sick of the dark ways,
we march to the drumming.
Jump when they tell us
they want to see jumping.
Fuck that, I want to
see some fist pumping.
Risk something.
Take back what's yours
Say something that you know
they might attack you for
cause I'm sick of being treated
like I have before.
Like it;s stupid standing for
what I'm standing for.
Like this war is really just
a different brand of war.
Like it doesn't cater to the rich
and an abandoned the poor.
Like they understand you
in the back of the jet,

When you can't put gas in your tank.
These fuckers are laughing their way
to the bank and cashing their cheque
asking you to have compassion and to have some respect.

For a leader so nervous
in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling
for nightly news to replay
and the rest of the world
watching at the end of the day
in the living room laughing
like what did he say?"

(h/t Crooks and Liars)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Funny stuff for skeptics

Friday, May 11, 2007

You have to read this!

Friday, April 27, 2007

An Essay on Criticism - Part II by Alexander Pope

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

That's What Marvin Gaye Wanted to Know...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The History of Creationist Thought

h/t to PZ Myers @ Pharyngula

Thursday, March 15, 2007

HBO: Def Poetry

HBO: Def Poetry

Renee, my better half, loves this show.

Spring Awakening

Blog Commenter Refutes the "But Bill Clinton did it too" defense

Reagan fired all of the sitting US Attorney's at the beginning of his term in 1981. It took 73 days to complete the turnover of the entire bunch.

Bush 41 replaced 90 of 93 US Attorney's at the start of his term, even though they were serving under Reagan and his Vice Presidency. This process took 61 days.

Clinton fired 92 of 93 US Attorney's when he took office, leaving Michael Chertoff in place. This process took 120 days from the start of his term.

George W. Bush fired all 93 of the US Attorney's at the start of his term, and the process took 76 days.

The list goes back for a lengthy period of time, where it shows complete consistency of the President accepting the resignations, or for[c]ing terminations of all or most of the sitting US Attorney's at the start of their first term.

There have only been 5 US Attorney's ever relieved of duty in the middle of a Presidential Term in the last 80+ years. Now, George W. Bush has relieved 8, which is almost double the previous precedent.

So, while it is easy to try and make it seem as if Clinton was truly out of line for the steps he took with regards to the removal of US Attorney's at the beginning of his term, the reality is that all Presidents do it, including the current President. Not all Presidents’ fire their own appointees in the middle of a term though, as that incendiary act is reserved only for those attorney's who have broken the law while serving their position, or for President's who are looking to circumvent the law and/or tradition of utilizing the DOJ in a completely non-political and non-partisan fashion.

Thanks to