Friday, October 16, 2009

What's in the DC water?

White House Communications Director Anita Dunn on her two favorite philosophers:

You can't make this stuff up.

At least, I couldn't. Robert Heinlein probably could have. Not me. Especially the part about it taking 4 months to make the news at all, and then only via the likes of Glenn Beck. Where is NYT, LAT, ABC, CBS, NBC, & CNN?

Oh...yeah: Nothing here to see. Move along. Mind the gap.

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Fly Sex, or: How to Save the Earth

Scientists have discovered a way to make flies utterly promiscuous.

Well, that is all very well and good if you aspire to be a promiscuous fly, but I've long thought that transferring lightning bug genes into people would be far more effective for personkind.

Only lightning bug females blink, and only when they are ready to mate. Just think of how much money and booze ie precious natural resources ie It Would Preserve Gaiea would be saved by young men when they went prowling bars: they'd only have to buy drinks for the young ladies whose bottoms were blinking.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

US National Debt Clock

Suspended for the Wrong Offense

Matthew Whalen shouldn't have been suspended from high school for keeping a knife with a two inch blade locked in his car emergency kit. He should have been suspended for criminal naivete for answering authorities' questions and for allowing them to search his car without a warrant.

Getting to be an Eagle Scout should require a merit badge in civil rights.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Crime Guns from Mexico

FactCheck.Org has an update on the percentage of crime guns confiscated in Mexico which originated in the US.

Their take: Not 90%, not 17%.

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Zombies Have Taken Over the Schools

The upside to zombies in control: at least a few students will learn to accord arbitrary authority the disrespect it deserves. Zachary, 6, seems to have learned the lesson: “I think the rules are what is wrong, not me.”

His classmates, tho, remain at risk of internalizing all too well the zombie message.

The New York Times has the story.

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