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Obama and McCain

Obama and McCain

It doesn’t matter who you’re voting for in November (well, it does, but not right now), you need to be aware of both candidates’ positions when it comes to science and technology. Website Sciencedebate 2008 provides an excellent side-by-side comparison of McCain and Obama’s responses to fourteen carefully selected questions regarding our nation’s future in science and technology. The following is a copy of the questions, and the responses to each (a word of caution: this is not for the faint of heart. The total document is HUGE): Continue reading


September 17, 2008 Posted by | News, Politics, Tech | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

At this point, the fact that Sarah Palin is on the GOP ticket is nothing new. Tell me something I don’t know, right?

Liberals are doing just that. They’re doing you a favor. You’ll thank them later.

You know that thing called a vetting process, the method by which a candidate for public office is examined to ensure their suitability for said office? Yeah, the Republican party might have skipped a few steps on that one with Sarah Palin. Continue reading

September 14, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin, Cont’d

Many of you have already read Mudflat’s post regarding Governor Sarah Palin – it’s been the top post on WordPress for a few days now. If not, click on the above link. This is the perspective of somebody that actually lives in Alaska and has exponentially more knowledge and experience with her politics and current investigation than most of us here. Whether you are still reeling at the thought of her being on McCain’s ticket or you only recently stopped throwing back celabratory shots of whiskey, you should probably read it. And by probably I mean definitely, without any hint of doubt, read the post. Now.

Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin

You have no idea how much this frightens me.

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Palin: An Analysis

When John McCain announced Governor Palin as his running mate, a few questions ran through my head, in a very specific order: “Who?”, followed shortly by “John McCain chose… a woman? That nobody knows?”.  If that last bit comes across sexist, I assure you it was not intended. Allow me to emphasize that I was surprised that McCain of all people would choose a woman, not upset by it. Just a little confused. I mean, seriously? The governor… of Alaska? That has no political experience to speak of? I understand why he chose a woman – it should go a long way toward retaining any female voters he gained after Hillary Clinton left the race. In the long run, it might also prove to be an intelligent decision to pick somebody unknown, Continue reading

August 30, 2008 Posted by | News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments