While the Republican Party is closing its ranks and entrenching itself in their ideology, the White Power movement wants you to ‘come see the lighter side’ of racism.
Author Orson Scott Card: Gays not "acceptable, equal citizens"; "I will act to destroy that government and bring it down"
Orson Scott Card is a barking fascist asshat. Let me illustrate. I always marveled at how some of my friends worshiped the writing of Orson Scott Card. Maybe, I thought, it’s because we’re North Carolinians and he’s from Greensboro. From my perspective he was nothing special, at best, and has in the last couple of […]
Clark Hoyt’s New York Times public editor column on Monday, “Telling the Brutal Truth,” brings the ongoing “debate” over whether waterboarding is torture to brave new heights of absurdity.
You have to love the headline: GOP set to launch rebranding effort WASHINGTON (CNN) – Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama’s characterization of Republicans as “the party of ‘no.’” CNN has learned that the new initiative, called […]
It sits at the core of the American Dream: the idea that, through pluck and hard work, anyone can succeed. Horatio Alger called that kind of person the “self-made man.” And according to Malcom Gladwell, it’s all a bunch of malarkey. In his latest book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Gladwell explodes the myth of the […]
I’m good with “carbon neutral.” No problems with “no greenhouse gases were emitted in the production of this product.” But there’s a small problem with the following image (taken by my wife at a local natural grocer). I’ll give you a hint – the chemical formula for sucrose, aka sugar, is C12H22O11:
Senator Arlen Specter’s announcement yesterday that he was defecting to the Democratic Party surprised a lot of people—but not me. His move was a loooooooong time coming. Specter ran into trouble with Conservatives in his own party way back in 1987 when he joined Democrats in defeating Ronald Regan’s nomination of Robert Bork to the […]
by Dawn Farmer I saw a couple of different things in this week’s image…
by Terry Hargrove We recently had the Cruel Weekend here in Connecticut. The Cruel Weekend is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs every March, when the temperature flirts with 60 and everybody gets out and walks or jogs or washes the car. The forecast for tomorrow is rain and snow, but the Cruel Weekend has put […]
by Dawn Farmer On 9 September 1944 seven people penned their names to a sheet of paper in hopes of being remembered. Sixty years later builders working near the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp discovered this precious message in a bottle. We know the names of the evil ones, but for today we know seven […]
They should have built fences between themselves and Mexico when they had the chance.
UPDATE: Epsilon-Zero fans, you better step up to the plate, because as of the moment (Tuesday morning, 8am) your band is getting poleaxed by Gogol Bordello, 89%-11%. Voting closes Thursday night, and it would be nice to see one of my favorite darkpop bands at least make a run at it between now and then. […]
Kevin Kelly has published a 13,000 word essay on evolution at The Technium. It is engaging, interesting and well worth your time to read. He makes two assertions; one evolving from the other. First, he says that evolution is directional, towards complexity and becoming optimal. Evolution is then “ordained-becoming”. His second assertion is much less […]