Miles O’Brien has always been one of my favorite science reporters and I was sorry to hear about the loss of his left arm. You know he’s going to get through it but it’s horrific that this could happen to him. Give a few minutes and see his interview on PBS NewsHour. It’s great to see… Read more Some journalists still inspire you
Not a good week for Arizona. “The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately Arizona I think is the capital. We are the Mecca for prejudice for prejudice and bigotry,” via ABC News: Police Hunt for ‘Person of Interest’ in Tucson Shooting Yesterday a… Read more Arizona shooting
Today, like so many people, I voted once again. This year I am not making my usual joke about vote early and vote often. This mid-term election has been brutal to watch on a national level. There is a lot of anger about the economy, about the wars, and about politics. And as usual, there… Read more Election 2010
Next time you go to an airport, see if they ask you to step behind a screen to disrobe. Bending down and touching your toes while naked may be optional. Also the goon examining you? Don’t worry, he promises to not keep that photo he just took with his cell phone of you. You can… Read more Have you ever caught anyone or anything?
This sort of home made space exploration will never get old and will always be exciting. Luke Geissbühler gave his son the best school science project! The hand warmers are a smart touch. Personally I think the HALO guys have a more comprehensive site about their launch, but this video is very cool too.
Reading the NY Times Editorial this morning made me shake my head. China, which has abetted its neighbor’s excesses for too long, needs to ensure that the North’s bluster is only bluster. And it needs to tone down its own. via Editorial – North Korea’s Latest Tantrum – NYTimes.com. The North Korean government has successfully… Read more Why would the Chinese do that?
Honestly, some people do need to be made into an object lesson. The couple’s lawyer, Paul W. Gardner of Baltimore, asserts that the Salahis had been “cleared, by the White House,” to be at the event, and so were not really “crashing.” Mr. Gardner declined a request to elaborate on his assertion. But a Secret… Read more These people need to get arrested
In my ongoing quest to find a moderate (read: reasonable and not over the top) conservative blog, Little Green Footballs is surprising me. Good reading.
This morning I heard the results of an election I was following: NY-23 went to Bill Owens. Just to be clear, NY-23 is a district that is on the Canadian border and except for it being a special election it was no big deal. What made it a big deal is that when a moderate… Read more The most important election was decided last night
Publicity stunt, huh? I think the Balloon Boy’s Dad will be lucky if he can get elected dog catcher now. Likely will face a fine and be banned from any TV.