Friday, April 17, 2009

Political bias

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized today to U.S. military veterans who took offense at being mentioned in a domestic intelligence report that concluded that a declining economy and the nation's political climate could fuel a resurgence of right-wing extremism, saying any slight was unintended.

- Spencer Hsu, Washington Post (link here)

A Clintonesque attempt to lie her way out of it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Obama reunites The Dead

The surviving (and formerly feuding) members of the Grateful Dead had a secret impromptu meeting Monday evening with the man they credit with reuniting them: President Obama.

- The Sleuth, Washington Post (link here)

And now millions of Grateful Dead fans are Obama fans. Wow.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Global warming

The theory that climate change is chiefly caused by solar influences “is no longer tenable,” says US National Academy of Sciences president Ralph Cicerone. Carbon dioxide, he argues, is the key driver of recent climate change. I beg to differ.

- Willie Soon, (link here)

Interesting article on the sun's influence.

Shovel Ready

Dogfish Head

New, improved website promoting their craft-brewed ales.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Muhammad cartoons

A Danish press freedom group said Wednesday it is selling copies of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that caused outrage across the Muslim World.

- AP/azcentral (link here)


Friday, April 03, 2009

Don't drink the water

The municipal water in Minneapolis again is wrinkling noses with a telltale odor and taste.

- StarTribune (link here)

Is this what causes the excessive socialism?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Dietary disaster

The West Michigan Whitecaps say they have no plans to put a warning label on an enormous new hamburger they're selling this season - despite a vegan advocacy group's request to do just that.

- Miami Herald/Grand Rapids Press (link here)

I want one.

And the t-shirt.