What I’ve Noticed (belatedly)

Georgia: even more of a backwater than you thought.

Read a book, plant a tree. I need a lot of these.

You don’t believe in evolution. You just believe it.

To believe in something takes faith, trust, effort, strength. I need none of these things to believe evolution. It just is. My health is better because of medical research based on evolution. My genetic code is practically the same as a chimpanzee’s. My bipedal feet walk on an earth full of fossil missing links. And when my feet tire, those fossils fuel my car.

I was told that Australia was wider/larger than the continental US. But that’s not true! They’re just about the same size. The continental US is 8,080,464.25 km² and Australia is 7,617,930 km². Whew! I was worried about my knowledge of geography for a few days.

World’s best headline: Republicans Vote Against Moms; No Word Yet on Puppies, Kittens. And it just gets better. This reporter is angry, and rightfully so.

Neither is Boehner likely to be helped by a Senate ethics committee decision yesterday exonerating Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) over his use of the “D.C. Madam’s” call girls. The Senate cleared him because the prostitution occurred when he was in the House — and the House can’t punish him because he left for the Senate. The madam, meanwhile, killed herself by hanging last week.

Dear animal rights activists against all animal testing, you aren’t allowed to go to the doctor ever again.

You thought Jeremiah Wright was a problem? John McCain refuses to renounce a man he calls a moral compass even though he argues for the murder of millions of people, just because they’re Muslim.

Ok, so maybe this is the world’s best headline: Great tits cope well with warming.