Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friviality Wednesday

via my friend J.G.

Quote O' Teh Day

From TPM:
The University of Washington tried to organize a debate on whether the health-care reform bill is constitutional. But it couldn't find a law professor to argue that it isn't.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Buddy And Theen: A Love Story

Oh, Yeah, And Then There's Afghanistan

Taplin just can't let it go.
The incongruity of the U.S. spending billions on Afghan security so that China can safely mine all of their copper, is not lost on those of us who think the American Empire is Exhibit A as evidence of the Free Rider system for our Asian Frenemies. We pay all the security costs for oil or copper and Asia gets all the benefit.

The Cult Of Catholicism

I am always quick to point out that I am the satisfied product of a vigorous, generous and valuable Catholic education. I have no bitter stories, I harbor no bitterness, and I defend Catholicism against ignorant critics as vigorously as I stand up against racial intolerance. I have alienated people because of it.
On the other hand, it is not possible to stand up against valid criticism, and to call it criticism is and understatement. The Church is in crisis. It may not last as anything more than a rich, bizarre and exotic cult.

Torture The Terrorists?

All nine white, male Americans.

Comment O' Teh Day:
"Teahadist members of the Tealaban."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Geeks, Nerds, Dorks, Dweebs

Did I leave anybody out? Normally, I disdain Venn diagrams, but this one is just about perfect.

Baby, baby, baby

Sunday Eye Candy

Stunning insect pictures from the Daily Mail.

The Big One

is overdue. And it appears we're not ready.
Cascadia’s last mega-quake, in January 1700, was approximately as large as Chile’s; it caused a tsunami that pummeled Japan. Many seismologists believe the Pacific Northwest is overdue for another mega-quake. Yet in cities like Seattle, Vancouver and Portland, Ore., hardly any building is designed to withstand such a huge jolt.