Genetic Freaks: Semenya & Yao. One Gets... →
(I first posted this comment directly from the blog and it didn’t include a link. This post includes the link.) I think there is a very straightforward answer to all of this. If one athlete is subjected to the highly invasive investigation of this sort of ‘gender testing’, then ALL athletes must be subjected to the same testing and investigation. If the presence or absence...
Glenn Beck: Death Becomes Him » William K. Wolfrum... →
“A while back, Glenn Beck of Fox News had this to say: “You know, how can we live in a country that can’t debate things anymore? We’re going to disagree. But we don’t have to be disagreeable about it. Let’s not threaten to kill each other.” With this in mind, I present to you my newest Blog Study: “Glenn Beck: Death Becomes Him” … . “
A Message on Ted Kennedy to Conservatives Who...
rykingfeed: The Rude Pundit has a message for fright-wingers bashing Senator Edward Kennedy: http://bit.ly/hApD0
Why didn't the number of uninsured & underinsured...
At McCain’s Town Hall meeting in AZ today, regarding health care in America a woman asked: During the time the Republicans were in control (Reagan & the two Bush’s), why wasn’t the number of uninsured and underinsured people reduced, and why did costs, including prescription costs, skyrocket? (Unfortunately, I was on my way to a meeting so I didn’t hear the preamble...
"...a peaceful revolt..." Q&A at McCain's AZ Town...
During John McCain’s Town Hall meeting this morning, a man asked the question: “To me, the two-party system has failed our nation miserably. Why should voters continue their support for major-party candidates when their ability to achieve results on these tough issues has been far less than satisfactory?” McCain’s response: “Um…I don’t...
A few random observations regarding the Newest... →
“1. It didn’t work. That’s what needs to be hammered home again and again. No matter how much Dick Cheney wants to insist it did, it didn’t fucking work. How does the Rude Pundit know this? Two reasons:” … . (via Cody_K)
Republican inconsistencies regarding End-of-Life... →
“The Political Carnival: End-of-Life Counseling: Today’s Special Comment….” …. (via GottaLaff)
Benzodiazepines and Paradoxical Reaction Benzodiazepines (valium, ativan, xanax, etc.) have an opposite effect in some people - they can cause an unpleasant hyperactivity rather than a sedative effect, called Paradoxical Reaction. This actually could have been the cause of Michael Jackson’s insomnia, and resultant long-term severe insomnia. And even if you experience the paradoxical...
Nova - Monster of the Milky Way →
Tomorrow night, Tues 8/25, Nova is replaying the 2006 program, Monster of the Milky Way. “Computer-generated imagery depicts supermassive black holes.”
WWF - 350+ new species discovered in Himalayas →
“A new WWF report reveals more than 350 new species – such as a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko – that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.” ….
chocolate milk is 10x better with a splash of...
savagemike: (via serum114) baileys is 10x better with a splash of chocolate milk. There is also: 1/2 Amaretto, 1/2 chocolate liqueur, rocks. Mmmm… One day I only had small amounts of each so I combined them, and I was happy with the result.
Campaign Silo » 77% Want "Choice" Between Public... →
ryking: “I was at dinner tonight with some DC folks who scoffed at the notion that House progressives would “take down” the Obama administration by “killing” health care. I said “it’s the same threat that Kent Conrad and Evan Bayh are making.” The bottom line: they thought Bayh and Conrad had the bottle, but the House Dems did not. The House Dems have 77% of the country behind them. Conrad and...
Fundamentally the feeling of being ripped off by Obama comes from people who...– The Agonist (via azspot) I don’t think Obama will ever prove to be representing the ‘oligarchy that gave us Bush’, but he does have to toughen up and not cave into them - it is the only way he can actually represent the people who voted him into office.
Obama critics should respect 6 million dead →
azspot: For the record, then: it was Nazis who shoved sand down a boy’s throat until he died, who tossed candies to Jewish children as they sank to their deaths in a sand pit, who threw babies from a hospital window and competed to see how many of those “little Jews” could be caught on a bayonet, who injected a cement-like fluid into women’s uteruses to see what would happen, who stomped a...
azspot: “Abstract reason, unassisted by passion, is no match for power and prejudice, armed with force and cunning. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.” — William Hazlitt
[N]onprofit co-operatives don’t stand a snowball’s chance of competing with...– Wendell Potter Warns: Co-op Kool-Aid Is Bad for Your Health | Center for Media and Democracy (via ryking)
ryking: “There is nothing more revolting than the “moderate” Democratic Senators and Reps who do whatever they think is necessary—i.e. vote against progressive reform—to keep their stupid jobs on the premise that, if they don’t, a Republican might grab the seat and, I dunno, vote exactly the same way or something. So they vote like Republicans to keep their job, as if it that D behind their names...
Politics Done Right: Obama Has Cut Taxes for 98.6... →
squashed: I wonder why this hasn’t gotten any more press.
Pentagon Shift Gives Names of Detainees to Red... →
squashed: In a reversal of Pentagon policy, the military for the first time is notifying the International Committee of the Red Cross of the identities of militants who were being held in secret at a camp in Iraq and another in Afghanistan run by United States Special Operations forces, according to three military officials. If you’re feeling that Obama hasn’t delivered on his promises, pay...
ASPCA Responds to Michael Vick Interview on 60... →
“We were the first animal welfare organization given the opportunity to work with Mr. Vick but immediately turned him down due to the unique knowledge we had of his indescribable and barbaric acts of animal cruelty where he and his associates savagely electrocuted and beat dogs to death after they lost their brutal fights.” … .