Archive for May, 2008

“a walking, talking gaffe machine”

May 30, 2008

Michelle Malkin highlights the many gaffes by Senator Obama throughout his campaign.

Update:
Jim Geraghty has a bit different take.

Polar Bear Case

May 30, 2008

As noted in this State of Alaska webpage press release (and also noted by Michelle Malkin), the state of Alaska will be filing suit in federal court against U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s recent decision to list the polar bear as ‘threatened.’
Many individuals, including Hugh Hewitt and Kevin Hassett, have noted that, despite Secretary Kempthorne’s claims to the contrary, the nature of this ruling and the Endangered Species Act leaves open the means for lawsuits challenging any federal project that may emit greenhouse gases. If the state of Alaska’s suit is unsuccessful, expect legal chaos soon.

Comrade Waters

May 30, 2008

Ace of Spades HQ, Hot Air, Moonbattery, and What the Crap all comment upon Rep. Maxine Waters’ recent threat to nationalize the American oil industry. And here I thought we won the Cold War.

An interesting read…

May 30, 2008

Rebecca Walker, daugter of feminist Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple, discusses her life, family, and relationship with her mother.

Upgrade your cells with plastic organelles!

May 30, 2008

New Scientist Tech has an article about Swiss researchers who have adjusted the metabolism of human cells in vitro by introducing polymer vesicles containing enzymes.

Robots, Robots, Robots!

May 30, 2008

Over at the Nature blog “The Great Beyond,” they have a post about highlights from the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, held in Pasadena, CA. Jumping robots, robots that run on water, and wall climbing robots are amongst those mentioned.

I want these shirts…

May 30, 2008

Retropolis Transit Authority.

My personal favorites are “Certifiable MAD GENIUS” and “Back Off, I’m Doing Science!“, but I wouldn’t mind “Tell it to my Giant Robot

The Moon

May 30, 2008

Glenn Harlan Reynolds makes the case for lunar property rights in a Popular Mechanics article

Lamb Dip

May 30, 2008

Tom Swanson discusses the Lamb dip.

Amusing, in a ‘dumb and dumber’ way…

May 30, 2008

Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars has a post bringing attention to the negative review of “Expelled” by Thomas Robb, national director of the KKK. Mr. Robb’s problem with the film? In his view, the film is a “trap” by Ben Stein (a Jew, Robb is quick to point out) that encourages race mixing. Robb finds the film’s attempt to draw a connection between evolution and racism offensive to racists.
From Mr. Robb’s review:

The message of the movie is not about creationism but to trap Christians into accepting, tolerating, promoting and engaging in interracial relationships and marriage. After all as Christians we don’t want to promote the evils of Darwin – do we?
The trap has been set – don’t get caught!

The stupid, it burns.