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Archive for February, 2007

This is just…eew!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Ronald E. Kuch "is accused of sexual contact with the carcass of his girlfriend's dog on Oct. 20, about a week after the animal had been hit by a car. As I said...eew! Kuch's defense? Novel, if you ask me: Kuch's defense attorney, Kathryn Fehrman, argued that Michigan's statute on sodomy and bestiality ...

Bill might have been the first “black” president

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

but Hillary might not be the second, at least, not if these trends hold up. Of course, it's early yet and there's lots of time for shifts in support from this or that constituency.

Interesting Polling Data on Candidate Characteristics

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

There's a couple of things that flummox me, here. Resistance to electing an older candidate to be President -- about 60% said they'd be unlikely to vote for an older candidate -- I can understand. The Last older President we had showed signs of dimentia before leaving office and later ...

A Flip-Flop Democrats Can Like?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

When the Iraq Study Group report came out, the administration didn't think much of it. One of the things they liked least about it was its suggestion that America open talks with Iran and Syria to discuss ways in which they would help bring peace to Iraq rather than fueling ...

Wildlife refuges lack means to survive

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Wildlife refuges are in trouble, according to this Los Angeles Times article. While budgets rose sharply from 1997 through 2004, budgets were cut for 2005, raised only slightly for 2006 and remain flat for 2007 (for a graphic representation, click the link marked "click to enlarge" under the graphic entitled ...

Christ In A Box?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

So the latest flap in the world of Christianity concerns the upcoming James Cameron movie about the possibility that some first century ossuaries are the actual burial boxes of not just Jesus Christ, but of an entire Christ family. Critics have condemned the yet to be seen work as fraught ...

New Poll Shows Americans Growing Brains

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

From MSNBC... With Congress preparing for renewed debate over President Bush's Iraq policies, a majority of Americans now support setting a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces from the war-torn nation and support putting new conditions on the military that could limit the number of personnel available for duty there, according to ...

Compassionate Conservativism Laid Bare

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ever since he first jumped (or was pushed- depending on who tells the story) on the stage of national politics, George W. Bush has laid claim to being a new kind of conservative- something he called "a compassionate conservative." There's nothing quite like creating a whole new phrase to define ...

Marine Biologists Credited Global Warming

Monday, February 26th, 2007

for making their job much easier. Looking down 2,800 feet into the icy water -- a comparatively shallow depth -- [scientists] found fauna usually associated with seabeds about three times that deep, in places where the creatures must adapt to scarcity to survive. There were blue ice fish, with dorsal fins ...

Dwarfs of the World Unite

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Sometimes it's the little things that hurt, but the trouble is, which little things are they? According to one recent newspaper article it apparently includes calling a dwarf a midget. A dwarfs' rights advocate told the story of how he has been derided since birth by people calling him a midget. ...