Buzzflash is all breathless today about a two plus year old report that the D.o'D., and specifically, the TheoCon-controlled Air Force is actively seeking antimatter weapons. Read more about Storm Trooper Boog-a-loo Coming to a War Near You
Invective, but analytical! Always analytical!
This post from Atrios--who, pleasingly, doesn't seem to have changed one iota since the Dems won Congress--shows the difficulty:
As we know, you can be wrong about absolutely everything and still be a Very Serious Person Who Is Not Silly At All.
One of the guilty pleasures of WaPo's new column on religious beliefs is watching Christianist shills get chewed on by the reality-based community. Read the comments section; it's delicious. Take Cal Thomas--please:
[I]f God is not the Author of life, then we are evolutionary accidents who may treat each other as we please.
Nonsense. Human capacities for good and evil both evolved in nature because they both had survival value. Read more about Evolution and theodicy
Ford pardoning Nixon was worse than a deal; it was a favor for a friend. Another emmbargoed scoop from
court biographer "staff writer" Bob Woodward:
Months before Richard M. Nixon set a relatively unknown Michigan congressman named Gerald R. Ford on the path to the White House, Nixon turned to Ford, who called himself the embattled president's "only real friend," to get him out of trouble.
There will be a show tonight on Sundance on blogs. 10p according to the website. I believe I was interviewed for this, I don't know if I made the final cut or not. If this is one I think it is, look for me babbling away like a very silly person during the section of the program that covers KosVegas. Read more about Blog TV
Ho ho ho! Dad got me an Amazon gift certificate, and I used it to buy this book by my favorite fiction writer evah! Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I love writers who aren't afraid of historical detail, and that's Ms. Yarbro. Also, my most cherished lover gave me an Ipod, and I've been meaning to ask people for good Ipod sites. I know where the Apple music store site is, thanks. Read more about Bathtime!
Apparently, none of the bright guys on our side saw this coming:
Gerald Ford's miraculous power to "heal" "a divided nation" is now merging seamlessly with the The Wise Men's fetish for Moderate voices. What a surprise. (And does anyone else get the feeling that The Wise Men are laying down a marker for the kind of narrative they want when Bush is forced from office?) Read more about Ford hagiography makes me wanna hurl
Most people, particularly those in the Blogosphere, donâ€™t know or donâ€™t care to know â€“ itâ€™s about to be on. Compton is about to look like Rio; Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Long Beach, Detroit â€“ all those deeply impoverished areas, urban and rural; black, brown, yellow and white, are about to explode. France, Rio, Mexico. This is here in America, all the immigrants from Americaâ€™s proxy wars in Latin America, the veterans of the drug war, they are all here getting hungrier by the day. Read more about Slave Revolt in Rio