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Rush admits he has been a water carrier for the RNC

Rush admits he has been a water carrier for the RNC

| November 9, 2006 | Reply

Andrew Sullivan brought my attention to this startling 11/8/06 admission by Rush Limbaugh: There have been a bunch of things going on in Congress, some of this legislation coming out of there that I have just cringed at, and it has been difficult coming in here, trying to make the case for it when the […]

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Real terror is fear

Real terror is fear

| November 9, 2006 | 9 Replies

I remember in my college days in the late 70’s and early 80’s taking a course in International Law with Professor Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux Ph.D.  The course included a discussion of terrorism. Dr. Leguey-Feilleux told us one of the issues before the United Nations and the international community was a definition of “terrorism.” The best definition […]

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Landover Baptist Bible Punishment Quiz

Landover Baptist Bible Punishment Quiz

| November 9, 2006 | 1 Reply

I stumbled across this Bible punishment quiz this morning.  It’s pretty straightforward, based on the Bible and therefore shocking.   It’s a good thing no one (not even Fundamentalists) reallys follow the Bible.  If you do well on this quiz, feel free to take other Bible quizzes, all of them equally based on the Bible (or fundamentalist interpretations […]

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Custom road sign

Custom road sign

| November 9, 2006 | Reply

I know, you’re worried about something.   Or you’ve got an important idea you’d like to share with the world.  Don’t just sit inside with your emotion all bottled up.  Put your thoughts on a highway sign (or a motel sign) the easy way.  Cheap catharsis.

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How does Google really work?

How does Google really work?

| November 9, 2006 | 2 Replies

This is the first clear and concise explanation I’ve ever read.  I didn’t realize they did their magic using PC’s (pigeon clusters). Page and Brin experimented with numerous avian motivators before settling on a combination of linseed and flax (lin/ax) that not only offered superior performance, but could be gathered at no cost from nearby […]

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Is the tide turning?

Is the tide turning?

| November 8, 2006 | 3 Replies

This, from the Associated Press: In a triple setback for conservatives, South Dakota rejected a law that would have banned virtually all abortions, Arizona became the first state to defeat an amendment to ban gay marriage and Missouri approved a measure backing stem cell research. Perhaps the voters are expressing that they don’t want politicians […]

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Mission accomplished by political hack/video hacker

Mission accomplished by political hack/video hacker

| November 7, 2006 | Reply

Why is the White House afraid to show Bush’s 2003 aircraft carrier “Mission Accomplished speech” in its full glory?  Why has the video available on the White House site been so obviously hacked? Maybe the answer is best shown through statistics:                  At Mission Accomplished    Since Mission Accomplished U.S. Troops wounded          542                            21,077 U.S. Troops killed                139                              2,700 […]

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The last photo I ever took contest

The last photo I ever took contest

| November 7, 2006 | Reply

I know this is offbeat, but some of these photos are compelling.   I hope the photographers are OK.

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Recapturing humility for Christianity

Recapturing humility for Christianity

| November 7, 2006 | Reply

Andrew Sullivan uses a Barack Obama’s interview on the meaning of religion as a launching point for a recent post.  Here are Obama’s words: “I think this is the historical moment we’re in — we have come to define religion in absolutist, fundamentalist terms. So to be a believer is to be a fundamentalist in some fashion. […]

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