Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

Genie Scott and Greg Laden Interviewed by Lynn Fellman

i-3f2f66a0b2d43a01afdc6acfdd6aa34b-mn_atheists.jpgOr, really, it is going to me more like a three way conversation. Maybe we can get Stephanie Zvan involved too, because she’s going to be right there. This is not the official announcement… I expect to get the press release tomorrow and I’ll post it. But I thought some of you would like to know in advance so you can go to Saturday Night Mass and listen to the show on Sunday Morning.

We’re going to talk about Science Education and stuff, as you might expect. 9:00 AM Central Time.

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Bachmann + Teh Stoopid = Spinning Wheels

Michele Bachmann wanted to make sure ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) did not receive any fund related to home foreclosure relief. So she pushed through an amendment in the House Financial Services committee that would disallow funding to any organaztion facing federal indictment for voter fraud.

Because she thinks ACORN is facing such an indictment. Because she has been saying that they are. But they are not. Weren’t. And won’t.

Her fellow representatives (especially the Dems) must have had fun with this one.

“Oh, righ, Bachmann wants this amendment but she doesn’t get that …”

“I know,” interrupting. “Just shut up and let her think…”

“Right. Got it..”

Details can be found here.

Hat Tip: Monica

The new swine flu: don’t panic, but there is a very bad WCS

I have a handful of comments, mostly about how what you are seeing on the news is unimportant, and one comment about why you actually should worry. Within reason.

The new Swine Flu has now been verified in nineteen US states, with 141 cases. Technically there is 1 death, but since the young girl who died actually caught the flu in Mexico (and came to Texas for treatment) it is hard to say how that should be counted.

WHO characterizes the global spread of the flu as a “rapidly evolving” situation. As of an early morning update from WHO, the swine flu has been confirmed in Mexico (156 confirmed cases) as well as Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Each of these countries has between 1 and about a dozen cases, except Canada which has 34.

My comments:

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