Here’s the lead paragraph from the Associated Press: President Barack Obama on Tuesday embraced a House bill that would give the government unprecedented power to seize bank holding companies and other large financial firms teetering on the brink of collapse… Continue Reading
I awoke today to strong winds in the back yard. They didn’t let up all day. As I made my way to the court, it looked to me as though it were about to rain, or a fog had set… Continue Reading
What is the deal with the daily crossword puzzle in the Fish Wrapper? It has had a smattering of clues and answers recently that reflect the author’s religious biases. It’s as though the editor is consciously favoring religious players: September… Continue Reading
I have nothing more to add to this eloquent sentiment from Bad Astronomy: “Happy anniversary, smallpox, gone these past 32 years. And may I add, good damn riddance. May reason, rationality, and science-based medicine do the same for every other… Continue Reading
Only in Germany.
I quite enjoyed last week’s Saturday compliation of the weirdest things I’ve come across on the Intertubes. So here’s this week’s installment. Let’s start with some big critters. I don’t know why but the cow is somehow more impressive than… Continue Reading
Saturday, the White House “declared war” on Fox News, when the President’s senior political advisor David Axelrod said that Fox News is “not really news.” The reaction to this was immediate uproar, but I admit it — I thought this… Continue Reading
Speaking of sports, though, I had a great insight today from a colleague: people who like sports are distinguished from people who don’t like sports based on their relative comfort level with ambiguous rules. See, as we grow and develop,… Continue Reading