Archive for May, 2007

fear and manipulation

Dave Neiwert at Orincus writes about the policies, ideals, and history of the right and our abused soldiers. Lets hope that our politicians treat our veterans with the care and respect they deserve – including counseling, good medical care, and helping them rejoin society. The far right, by appealing to people’s baser instincts and especially […]

the future of coal

Gregory Boyce is skeptical of global climate change and has big plans for coal. Despite the fact that coal is known to be one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases, Boyce, 52, is banking on a future in which America burns a lot more of it. With the country’s huge reserves, he argues, coal […]

not necessarily healthier

Majikthise points to an interesting article about the probably not-so-good health of baby boomers. Unlike most articles that discuss obesity, this one doesn’t blame people for being fat – it looks at the lifestyle choices left open to them because of income. “A lot of what we visualize about the baby boomers are the people […]


Ray comfort had claimed he could prove the existence of God in 13 minutes. Since he tried it on May 5th and I haven’t heard of mass conversions in the past few weeks, it seems his argument wasn’t very persuasive. Really, comparing the universe to a coke can? That’s just a little reductive.

reading list

The pay gap in America: “If a woman and a man make the same choices, will they receive the same pay?” the study asked. “The answer is no. Dealing with poverty in 12 steps. Sperm from bone marrow. Deception and rape. The court said that MA’s law defines rape as intercourse “by force and against […]

Rick Renzi

So my representative here in AZ is Rick Renzi. He’s not a good guy. And when I write him letters, his response merely reiterates his position, IF I hear back from his office at all. Right now he’s getting into even more trouble – the FBI raided his wife’s insurance company a few weeks ago. […]