Sunday, September 28, 2008
This cartoon from the Washington Post deserves to be shared.
I don't care where your Party affiliation lies, it's undeniable that the way Palin is being shielded from even our maximally accommodating, couldn't-scrutinize-its-way-out-of-a-paper-bag Press is a complete disgrace.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Earlier in the week, I sent the link out to a bunch of pals. Roughly half wrote back honestly asking whether I was sure it was a parody. I guess it's not so obvious that it is.
Therefore: We're doomed.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Predictably, the almost blow-by-blow recapitulation of the essay makes no mention of Nagel's crucial claim that although ID is not non-science, it's really bad science.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I replied, "Absolutely not. Pirates are criminals." As I walked away, I heard her say, "whatever... weirdo." And I turned around and said, "Don't you mean to say 'Arrrghhh... whatever weirdo'?"
Spiros, 1; Fake Pirate, 0
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
John McCain, who is shameless about promoting himself as America’s ultimate patriot, put the best interests of the nation aside in making his incredibly reckless choice of a running mate. But there is a profound double standard in this country. The likes of John McCain and George W. Bush can do the craziest, most irresponsible things imaginable, and it only seems to help them politically.
If anyone in Canada or the UK has need of a pretty good (if I may say so) political philosopher, please let me know. Will work for cheap. Seriously. I've had it with this fucking place.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters
The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.
“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.Full details of DOOM here.
Friday, September 5, 2008
If Bill O'Reilly spins the news, then if Katie Curic charms her viewers, then Paula Zahn has sex appeal.
If Kate Winslet and Jessica Biel do a comedy, then either Forrest Whitaker will make a documentary or Paris Hilton will do a skin flick.
If Tom Cruise is gay, then if Diane Sawyer interviews him, then Scientology's being nonsense implies that Katie Holmes is in for a surprise.
It is not the case that both Atari's releasing a stalker game implies that Nintendo does and Sega's releasing a molester game implies that Commodore does.
I'm not making this up. I understand that textbook authors are pressured into using examples that connect with the younger generation and all... But what the fuck's up with these examples? Do we really need references to skin flicks? And what's a "molester game"?
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Ozzy Killed Randy,
And then, about a foot beneath, almost as an afterthought:
Randy is us all
It has long been my view that Ozzy used his Dark Powers to crash that plane.