Archive for October, 2008

Scary Optical Illusion

October 31, 2008 | By | 7 Replies More
Scary Optical Illusion

I really do enjoy good optical illusions.  I’ve previously linked to this site, Mighty Optical Illusions, where you can find hundreds of well-crafted illusions.  It’s really worth a visit. Because it’s Halloween, though, I decided to link to an illusion that involves something more–something terrifying (it startled me when I finally “got it”).   In fact, […]

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Life is so damned fickle

October 31, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
Life is so damned fickle

Consider this report from MSNBC: A Michigan man who bowled his first perfect game immediately collapsed in the bowling alley and died.

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Obama more “presidential” says Clinton

October 31, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Obama more “presidential” says Clinton

My 10 year old daughter and I recently attended a rally for Barack Obama in St. Louis where former President Bill Clinton gave a speech supporting Barack Obama for President. We left for the rally at Kirkwood High School two hours early but wound up standing in a long line and finding a seat in […]

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Republican politics in a nutshell

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Republican politics in a nutshell

Andrew Sullivan sums it up: No social and cultural moderate can be a Republican presidential ticket in the era of Rove. So McCain was left with the party that brung him – and we now know what motivates that party: fear of the other and religious fanaticism.

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Has America lost sight of the true meaning of Halloween? The Onion investigates.

October 30, 2008 | By | 6 Replies More
Has America lost sight of the true meaning of Halloween?  The Onion investigates.

The Onion has a spirited debate on whether Americans have lost sight of the true meaning of Halloween.  How timely! In The Know: Has Halloween Become Overcommercialized?

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Rachel Maddow updates the campaigns; talks with Obama

October 30, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Rachel Maddow updates the campaigns; talks with Obama

Rachel Maddow talks intelligently, extremely intelligently.   As she reports here, today wasn’t a good day for John McCain. It was a joy to hear Maddow interview with Barack Obama on why he doesn’t attack “conservatives,” the future of energy and Pakistan. Maddow represents the direction journalism needs to go.  Probing, thoughtful and not trying to […]

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John McCain Votes Early … for Obama!

October 30, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
John McCain Votes Early … for Obama!

Yes, friends, it’s true. But it’s not accurate. Most of the times I’ve stayed in Cincinnati I have stayed at the house of one John McCain. He told me Dan, I thought you might get a kick from this.  I was contacted by the Sandusky Register.  They had been trying to contact Senator John McCain. […]

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Sarah Palin’s going “rogue” and Jon Stewart’s cookin’

October 30, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
Sarah Palin’s going “rogue” and Jon Stewart’s cookin’

A clip from last night’s show:

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“Synchronized Presidental Debating” highlights the lack of meaningful dialogue.

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“Synchronized Presidental Debating” highlights the lack of meaningful dialogue.

In this video from 23/6, we can exactly how little valuable dialogue arose from the three presidential debates: Funny thing: I don’t exactly blame the candidates for becoming sad little broken records in this reductio ad absurdum. I blame the media for asking the same questions over and over in different words, and for shying […]

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