Archive for June 27th, 2006

How many friends/acquaintances can I have?

| June 27, 2006 | 5 Replies
How many friends/acquaintances can I have?

In a book called Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide (2005), Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett and John Lycett addressed this issue.  The book drew on additional research that can be found in Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language, by Robin Dunbar (1997). We don’t have limited numbers of friends and acquaintances merely because we choose […]

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Why we shouldn’t let the conservatives characterize Bush as incompetent

| June 27, 2006 | 2 Replies
Why we shouldn’t let the conservatives characterize Bush as incompetent

The conservatives are working hard to characterize the president as incompetent.  To do so is an attempt to hide the fact that much of the damage done by the president comes right out of the conservative playbook.  George Lakoff elaborates, in this insightful article: The mantra of incompetence has been an unfortunate one. The incompetence […]

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Tom DeLay cuts and runs

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Tom DeLay cuts and runs

Remember Tom DeLay — former Texas Republican (and self-proclaimed born-again Christian) who was the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives until a corruption scandal forced him to resign from office?  Well, he now says he is a resident of Virginia, not Texas.  Why?  Because he won the Republican primary election in his district earlier […]

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Burning Issue

| June 27, 2006 | 12 Replies
Burning Issue

Once more a “we need to protect the flag” amendment is up before congress.  It could not be more politically timed.  It is soon to be July, wherein the Fourth Day thereof is our national Holy of Holies, when all the good citizens can get hammered on bad beer and blow up (mostly illegal) fireworks […]

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