Archive for March, 2007

“Star Trek: Bring it on!” Bush and Cheney take command of a Starship

| March 31, 2007 | Reply
“Star Trek: Bring it on!”  Bush and Cheney take command of a Starship

My daughters and I have started to watch some of the episodes from the Star Trek Voyager series on DVD.  We are not disappointed at all.  All of us are finding that the series contains well-written, thought-provoking, stories. Here is a topic that might seem unrelated to Star Trek:  According to a recent poll, 29% of […]

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Chief campaign strategist for George W. Bush: “Kerry was right.”

| March 31, 2007 | Reply
Chief campaign strategist for George W. Bush:  “Kerry was right.”

In 2004, Matthew was appointed the president’s chief campaign strategist.  According to a new article by the Washington Post, Dowd now says his faith in Mr. Bush was “misplaced.”  In a wide-ranging interview here, Mr. Dowd called for a withdrawal from Iraq and expressed his disappointment in Mr. Bush’s leadership. He criticized the president as failing […]

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What would Jesus Do? What would Buddha Do?

| March 31, 2007 | 1 Reply
What would Jesus Do?  What would Buddha Do?

Now there is a reasonably-priced way to know . . .

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Don’t buy Girl Scout cookies

| March 30, 2007 | 140 Replies
Don’t buy Girl Scout cookies

Today, an acquaintance (I’ll call her “Laura”) asked me if I would buy some Girl Scout cookies from her daughter’s troop. I told her “No thank you.”  It’s not that I don’t enjoy eating Girl Scout cookies (I do enjoy Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies).   It’s not that I generally oppose the activities of […]

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Supporting Troops, Withdrawing, and Politics

| March 29, 2007 | 6 Replies
Supporting Troops, Withdrawing, and Politics

The bill to set withdrawal timetables from Iraq has passed, on its way now to the President’s desk–where it will be vetoed.  Democrats will work on this issue from now on, presumably with an eye toward using it as a campaign issue to gain more seats and hopefully hand the White House to a Democrat.  All […]

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The Onion News Network is Launched

| March 27, 2007 | Reply
The Onion News Network is Launched

Check out this new Onion video on the human cost of immigration.  And I dare you to watch this Onion news promo without laughing.  Or consider this proposed solution to the troop shortage in Iraq.

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3,300 active duty soldiers deserted the army in 2006

| March 27, 2007 | Reply
3,300 active duty soldiers deserted the army in 2006

According to this article by Newsweek, 3,301 U.S. active-duty soldiers deserted the Army in 2006.  Jeffry House is a defense lawyer representing many of these soldiers.  Newsweek asked House why so many soldiers were deserting.  According to House, The common idea is that the war in Iraq is going nowhere, and it’s bogus, as I’ve […]

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Creation Science 101 and Other Ditties

| March 27, 2007 | 3 Replies
Creation Science 101 and Other Ditties

I spent too much time on YouTube this evening listening to Roy Zimmerman, folk singer. This video, “Creation Science 101″ brought me in. I stayed for “Abstain With Me”, a jab at “Abstinence Only” Christian Sex Education. As an aside, he likened it to “Just Hold It” potty training. His “Let’s Go After the Buddhists” […]

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Why Republicans deny global warming.

| March 26, 2007 | 48 Replies
Why Republicans deny global warming.

Jonathan Chait of Common Dreams raises a good question: why do Republicans disagree with climate scientists more at a time when climate scientists are accruing new terrifying evidence that human activities are truly responsible for warming the atmosphere?  Last year, the National Journal asked a group of Republican senators and House members: “Do you think it’s […]

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