Monday, December 31, 2007

Whats this?

Finally, a blog with the journalistic integrity that we as a blogging community have come to expect.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Take a deep breath.

In this story, the RIAA is suing someone for transferring files from a legally bought CD to their own personal computer. Now, this might not be the whole story, but as it was presented in the article, it sounds like this was basically it. This is outrageous. Completely unacceptable and intolerable. If the judge that hears this case does not award damages to the accused, I will see it as a unjust. The legal fees of the accused as well as compensation for time lost from work as well and damages for the attempted extortion of money are all due to the accused. I could just scream.

A must see.

Huckabee on meet the press. A very candid interview. I was impressed.
Topics covered:
Abortion, Homosexuality, International Policy, Border Security, Religion, Success in Iowa, and more I can't remember.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Best Quote

"All I know is this, if I had that much money, that many consultants, that many employees, that many different headquarters, that much paraphernalia, I might be running as far behind as he is,"
-Mike Huckabee

Friday, December 14, 2007

Human evolution "speeding up"

Quotes from the story:
"I was raised with the belief that modern humans showed up 40,000 to 50,000 years ago and haven't changed," explained Henry C. Harpending, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. "The opposite seems to be true."
this belief has an "opposite"?
"That doesn't mean we should expect major changes in a few generations, though, evolution occurs over thousands of years."
Very Convenient.
"If evolution had been proceeding steadily at the current rate since humans and chimps separated 6 million years ago there should be 160 times more differences than the researchers found."
How dynamic of you evolution! Even evolution evolves so that the data look like what you need them to look like!
The increase in human population from millions to billions in the last 10,000 years accelerated the rate of evolution because "we were in new environments to which we needed to adapt," Harpending adds. "And with a larger population, more mutations occurred."
I thought most of the population explosion was in the last few hundred years, but I could be mistaken.
and from another similar story :
All of which poses a problem for anyone who equates genes with human nature, or who expects evolution to take God's place as judge and perfecter of humankind. It may be true that today's God [is] a human creation. But so, in a way, is today's evolution.
second story here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

These are the trends...

All you need to know is that the green line is Huckabee.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Thoughts on immigration.

A friend of mine got married a few months ago to a lovely woman who happened to come from another country. She desired to retain the citizenship of her homeland; a practice that as far as I know is not uncommon. She was legally married here in the U.S. several months ago to her native U.S. husband. Only recently has she obtained a work permit of some type even though she has had a green card for some time now. Now, to be fair, I haven't meddled in the affairs of this friend, only hearing occasionally the frustrations of trying to get this piece of paper that would allow his wife to work in the U.S. It seems to me to be no wonder that people work here illegally. If it takes a woman who is legally married to a U.S. citizen 3 months or more to get the right documents to work, how could someone in more dire circumstances wait that long to work? Any bureaucracy that keeps this process backed up this badly, effectively only allows those privileged enough to not have to work to do so legally. Now, this could be an extraordinary case, however, I would venture a guess that it is not. So how do you fix this?

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Looks like Huckabee has made second place in the tracking poll and this time its not a tie.