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Why did this site crash?

Why did this site crash?

| February 16, 2007 | Reply

I don’t know.   We were down from about 6 pm last night until about 9 am this morning.   This crash coincided with an unusually intense flurry of spam and some other problems (including some random characters appearing in some of the posts).   I’d like to think that we were hacked by the White House, but I seriously doubt […]

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Those abstinence-only programs are really bringing down the teen pregnancy rate . . . or are they?

Those abstinence-only programs are really bringing down the teen pregnancy rate . . . or are they?

| February 15, 2007 | 4 Replies

Teen pregnancy is down. Is it because of those abstinence pledges?  As indicated in this article from the BBC News,  “88% of those who make the pledge break the pledge, so it must be down to condoms and safe sex education.” The Guttmacher Institute recently released its own survey showing that most of the decline […]

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Iraq?  No problem.

Iraq? No problem.

| February 15, 2007 | Reply

From today’s press conference at the White House:  Reporter:  Slides from a prewar briefing show that by this point, the U.S. expected that the Iraqi army would be able to stabilize the country and there would be as few as 5,000 U.S. troops there. What went wrong? Tony Snow: I’m not sure anything went wrong […]

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The alleged problem with “Me too!” comments

The alleged problem with “Me too!” comments

| February 15, 2007 | Reply

One of our earlier posts concerned the efforts of evangelicals to relegate early hominid fossils to the back room of Kenya’s National Museum.   That post recently drew this comment from James Davenock: It seems that many here could simply replace the name Sam Harris, with Jesus, Newton or Sullivan in their writings. Many keep quoting […]

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Victory is not an option

Victory is not an option

| February 14, 2007 | 2 Replies

Here’s a good essay about the need to face reality in Iraq, written by a retired Army general who now teaches at Yale.

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Bush admits he doesn’t know what’s going on in Iraq

Bush admits he doesn’t know what’s going on in Iraq

| February 14, 2007 | 2 Replies

Today ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Bush whether Iraq was embroiled in a civil war. Bush:  “It’s hard for me living in this beautiful White House to give you an assessment, a first hand assessment . . .” Bush continued on: I haven’t been there. You have, I haven’t. But I do talk to people who […]

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Bushchromium is not a new element.

Bushchromium is not a new element.

| February 14, 2007 | Reply

Recent reports of the discovery of a new element which has been called “Bushcromium” have been discredited by the recent discovery of a nearly identical form of the element which is called “Poppium” It appears that the characteristics of Bushcromium and Poppium are nearly identical, with both sharing some of the same morons, peons, assistant […]

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Stop Writing?

Stop Writing?

| February 14, 2007 | 3 Replies

Below is a link to a blog called 101 Reasons to Stop Writing.  It is a blog about writing and actually does have a list of reasons to stop, which, when one considers the amount of verbiage being generated by the human race, might seem like an impossible challenge.  Those of us with presumptions to […]

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Military:  criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

Military: criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

| February 13, 2007 | 1 Reply

We know the military has been struggling to meet its recruiting goals, so it should come as no surprise that Uncle Sam wants you, even if you are a convicted felon.  Theft?  That’s OK.  Drugs?  Yup, that’s OK, too.  Writing bad checks?  Check.  If you’re willing to go to Iraq and fight George’s war, then Uncle […]

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