Archive for August, 2008

Palin being investigated for misconduct in office

| August 31, 2008 | 1 Reply
Palin being investigated for misconduct in office

Although John McCain hails his running mate as a model of ethical behavior in office, the State of Alaska would apparently disagree: it is investigating Palin for abuse of power in office. Palin, without explanation, recently fired a state employee, who now claims that Palin pressured him to fire a state trooper who was, at […]

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McCain and Arabian horses

| August 31, 2008 | Reply
McCain and Arabian horses

I found this extremely short video at Daily Kos.  Other than mentioning that this video occurred around the time of Hurricane Katrina, it speaks for itself.

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What’s the deal with Sarah Palin?

| August 31, 2008 | 51 Replies
What’s the deal with Sarah Palin?

There is a feeding frenzy regarding Sarah Palin out there.  It’s intense and disorienting.  It’s also disquieting. Palin seems like a pleasant woman who would make a nice neighbor.   But since when are people qualified to be Vice-President just because they are “nice”? Tonight I started seeing many comments that extol Palin for having a […]

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Why fixing the way we finance campaigns is the first problem we need to address

| August 29, 2008 | Reply
Why fixing the way we finance campaigns is the first problem we need to address

Congress is so incredibly corrupt that it can’t figure out that 2 + 2 = 4.    Congress is incapable of making no-brainer decisions.  that is why Congress has only a 9% approval rating. These are the opinions of Lawrence Lessig, founder of Change Congress, which is based on these three foundational principles: 1.  No money […]

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Lawrence Lessig: John McCain gets an “F” in Internet technology

| August 29, 2008 | Reply
Lawrence Lessig:  John McCain gets an “F” in Internet technology

Lawrence Lessig tells it simply and straight: the past eight years have been horrible for Internet users in the  U.S.   Broadband access in the U.S. has dropped from #5 at the beginning of Bush’s term to #22 now.  In many countries, you will pay half of what Americans pay for ten times the speed. John […]

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How Big is the Religion Industry?

| August 29, 2008 | 1 Reply
How Big is the Religion Industry?

I found this post How Large is the Religion Industry in America?. In brief, the unreported, unaccounted billions of dollars paid to churches and faith-based programs certainly amount to a noticeable slice of the GNP pie. But because of the special status given to religion in this country, no one knows how much. Any non-religious […]

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Will an Obama administration require any self-sacrifice of Americans?

| August 29, 2008 | 3 Replies
Will an Obama administration require any self-sacrifice of Americans?

I listened closely while Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech last night in Denver. I also listened apprehensively because I have come to believe that it is impossible for any candidate to get elected as President of the United States these days if he or she requires Americans to make any significant individual sacrifices for […]

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Scarborough’s Law: The corporate media’s knee jerk response to progressive candidates

| August 28, 2008 | Reply
Scarborough’s Law: The corporate media’s knee jerk response to progressive candidates

Bob Cesca calls it Scarborough’s Law, and it has been faithfully been implemented by the media throughout this campaign: When the Republicans attack, repeat the attack over and over. When the Democrats attack, attack the Democrats. For lack of a better term, let’s call it Scarborough’s Law, in honor of Joe “The Shovel” Scarborough. According […]

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Deep Water Effects on Radioactivity

| August 28, 2008 | 77 Replies
Deep Water Effects on Radioactivity

We’ve had a long comment aside in the Iridium Layer post about whether a Young Earth might be proven if one assumes that all isotopes “age” faster under water at some depth. Let’s consider some of the repercussions if this were Truth instead of fantasy: Nuclear waste would not be a problem. If isotopes with […]

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