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    Archive for January, 2006

    Misc. Leno

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    From last night: In a stunning loss “Brokeback Mountain did not win a single SAG award last night. Those two guys really got shafted. Someone really stuck it to them didn’t they? Everybody is still talking about Kobe Bryant’s 81 points. Kobe was asked if this will hurt his relationship with the other Lakers? Kobe [...]

    What Did Iowa Do to Deserve This?

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    Remind me of this, if they ever decide to name a battleship after me: San Francisco wants to turn a portion of the battleship Iowa into museum that tells the story of minorities in the military, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops. Link.

    Two ID Cards

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    GK Chesterton once said that some things can’t be reasoned with. Instead, you simply have to stomp on them with your heel. I say a similar thing: You can’t reason about some things. You just have to vomit on them. From Britain: Transsexuals who have yet to have a sex-change operation will be entitled to [...]

    The Science of Polling

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    You need any more proof that people lie in polls, and they’re often meaningless? What appears to be a first leading up to Super Bowl XL is that the most popular snacks millions will munch in front of television are now vegetables. The news came from market researchers, the NPD Group, who said vegetables were [...]

    Polyamory Society

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    The Polyamory Society homepage. Polyamory is the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultanously. Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate loving only one person at a time. Polyamory is an umbrella term which integrates traditional [...]

    Congratulations, Number 5

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    I’ll be you $25 that the next nominee ain’t Catholic. Heck, I’ll give you 5-to-1 odds. This won’t reverse Roe, by the way, but it might stop gay marriage from spreading through the judiciary. The gays can take their fight to the polls. All power to them, just as long as I have the right [...]

    Adult Stem Cells

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    Adult stem cell research advances: Researchers say they have turned adult muscle stem cells into cartilage, and used them in animals to heal the kind of damage caused by arthritis. But who cares? It’s no fun unless you can kill the babies.

    Chappaquiddick

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    Interesting: On-line “book” (chronology) regarding Kennedy’s manslaughter of Mary Jo Kopechne. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but a quick read indicates they’re not whitewashing the Wizard of the Senate Judiary Committee.

    Einstein and Religion

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    Some of Einstein’s writings about science and religion. I haven’t had a chance to peruse the site, but it could be pretty good. See this post, for instance.

    Expanding the Mall

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents yesterday announced that a new museum dedicated to black history will be built near the Washington Monument within the next 10 years. Link. I couldn’t really care less about the museum, but the whole discussion about the National Mall (the rectangle that houses the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, [...]

    Da Vinci

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    So here I am facing another Minnesota winter, looking to expand my mind. Naturally, I turn to ‘The Winter & Spring 2006 Community Education Catalog’ of the Eden Prairie, Minn., public schools, where I see the very first course offering is: “‘Da Vinci Code Historical Seminar — Did you find the historical events in the [...]

    JPII Moves Toward Sainthood

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

    I missed this yesterday. I’m assuming it was all over the Catholic blogosphere, but I couldn’t make my daily cyber-trip yesterday: The Vatican may have found the “miracle” they need to put the late Pope John Paul one step closer to sainthood — the medically inexplicable healing of a French nun with the same Parkinson’s [...]

     


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