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Archive for June, 2008

George Carlin, RIP

by @ Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Filed under Celebrities, In The News

Light blogging today, and tomorrow, because real life is both intruding and more important. In the meantime, to mark the death of George Carlin, here are a few of his most memorable routines. Here Carlin talks about “Stuff” One of my favorites — even though I like baseball more than football — is this comparison […]

About Those June Polls

by @ Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

They don’t necessarily mean a thing: As hard as it may be to believe, Michael Dukakis (left) was leading the first George Bush by an average of 8.2 percent in June of 1988. Bush went on to win the general election by 7.8 points. Mr Bush led the relatively unknown Bill Clinton by 4.9 percent […]

Well, That’s Reassuring

by @ Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. Filed under Science

Apparently, the world universe reality itself on a multi-dimensional level isn’t going to end later this year:  Europe’s CERN particle-physics lab has issued its long-awaited report on safety issues surrounding the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest and most expensive atom-smasher. Some have feared that when the collider reaches full power, sometime next year, it […]

Bob Barr On MobLogic.Tv

by @ Saturday, June 21st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, Politics

Bob Barr explains once again why he’s a Libertarian now: Government has taken so much power and is exercising so much power over our lives to an unprecedented degree that has caused myself, and I think a lot of other Americans, to sit down and say, “let’s hold on just a minute here.” So what […]

VA-11 Outlook: No Surprise, And He’s Probably Right

The WaPo’s Chris Cillizza ranks Virginia’s 11th District as one of the Congressional seats most likely to change parties this year: 2. Virginia’s 11th (Open seat, R): In the days leading up to the June 10 Democratic primary between Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly and former Rep. Leslie Byrne, there was a real […]

Georgia, And Bob Barr, On Their Mind

by @ Saturday, June 21st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Bob Barr, John McCain, Politics

Further evidence that Georgia’s 15 Electoral Votes may be in play thanks to a guy named Bob Barr: June 19, 2008 — A New InsiderAdvantage / PollPosition survey conducted June 18 of registered likely voters in the November presidential contest shows Sen. John McCain leading Sen. Barack Obama by a single point in Georgia, making […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

by @ Saturday, June 21st, 2008. Filed under Sports, Washington Nationals

Spent yesterday evening watching the Washington Nationals battle the Texas Rangers at the new Nationals Park. We had excellent seats: Of course, the view wasn’t so great once the guy in the big eagle suit came by in the 9th inning: And, by the way, that’s one impressive scoreboard: Oh yeah, the Nationals won in […]

Comment Left Elsewhere Of The Day

by @ Friday, June 20th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

Wherein I describe the reason that neither Barack Obama nor John McCain will get my vote in November:  I am through with voting for the lesser to two evils. I don’t like Barack Obama, but I equally despise John McCain for his flip-flopping, his hypocrisy, and his contempt for the First Amendment. I said more […]

Apparently, I’m Meant To Drive Something Very Cool

by @ Friday, June 20th, 2008. Filed under Humor

You Should Drive a Ford Shelby Mustang Cobra You have an extreme need for speed, even when you’re not in a hurry. And while your flying by, you don’t want to look like every other car on the road! What 2007 Car Should You Drive? H/T: Vivian Paige

Ice On Mars !

by @ Friday, June 20th, 2008. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

The Phoenix Lander has, apparently, found evidence of frozen water on Mars: Now, scientists will be able to tackle the main question they hope to answer: Did the ice ever melt and turn Mars into a habitable place? In a photograph released Thursday evening of a trench that the Phoenix Mars lander has dug into […]

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