October 1st, 2008
|02:43 pm - Rocketship A Go-Go|
Rocketship A Go-Go. Almost 400 servings of sci-fi goodness!
Man. You don't want to miss this!
July 4th, 2008
|12:48 pm - Happy 4th|
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
May 26th, 2008
|08:48 am - And now - Mars.|
The Phoenix Lander made a nice touchdown Sunday night on the Arctic plains of the planet mars.
I like that in our collective imaginations, Mars has become... well, just a place. Like the top of some terribly high and distant Everest.
And today, it's a little bit closer.
|12:32 am - Not Acceptable. Please Write.|
Sunday, Faux News Nobody Liz Trotta joked about how she hoped that Obama would be assassinated.
Follow the link for the Video and for email addresses you can write to.
Please take a moment to write. This "gaffe" happened during the holiday weekend and the media may choose to ignore it. But we must not.
There will always be gaffes on live TV, and generally, we shouldn't get bent out of shape over them - but this is far beyond the pale. Fox news can be openly partisan if it wants, but there has to be a line, and it has to be enforced. They may NOT call for the assassination of the candidates they do not like.
Liz Trotta must apologize. And then she must be fired with prejudice. And then she should be investigated by the Secret Service in case she is planning anything violent.
May 13th, 2008
|10:34 am - Daily Guinea Pig!|
Have you looked at the Daily Cavy today?
May 6th, 2008
|09:42 am - Wizardy!|
Here's a good one - a substitute teacher fired for performing a magic trick - apparently they've accused him of Wizardry!
As Bugs Bunny observed- "What a bunch of maroons!"
This doesn't have anything to do with Florida being a Red State, does it?
May 3rd, 2008
|10:18 am - Measles|
I've been very disappointed to see that Obama, McCain, and Clinton all jumped on the "I am suspicious of vaccinations" bandwagon. All over the US, people are drifting away from vaccinating their kids. But the evidence is that vaccinations are safe - and we really do not want the old diseases back, the ones that used to prey so heavily on children - like Measles (you have to click past an ad to read the article).
|09:49 am - Free Comic Book Day|
Today is Free Comic Book Day.
Don't just sit there - take a kid to a comic book store! (the Bongo Comics Free-For-All look pretty good!)
|08:49 am - Black Gold|
According to the AP:
"My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East"
Hey, guess what kids? It turns out all that fighting was about Oil!
How'd have guessed that?
May 2nd, 2008
|10:23 am - OMFG|
I don't think anyone does.
This is the sort of thing that just drains the hope out of you.