Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

God, the Universe, & Everything Else

Wonderfully-named British journalist and TV host Magnus Magnusson here grapples with expansive issues of Life, The Universe, and Everything, drawing on the considerations of several leading scientific thinkers of the 1980s to help figure things out regarding our existential reality.

Now, 30 years later…. we have Sarah Palin ridiculing one of the most basic and elementary sources of scientific discovery. Sadly, this is just another awful manifestation of the intellectually morbid “Attitude of Discouragement” to borrow Sagan’s insightful expression, that simply cannot be allowed to prevail.

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Filed under 2008 US Election, John McCain, Wingnuts

Scare Tactics of the Religious Right

Is it any wonder that there’s so much ridiculous hate polluting the web in these final days leading up to next week’s election?

And the reason for their panic?

Update: Another wonderful TPM “Day in 100 Seconds” montage…

Update2: A “risky” prediction? More like a “stupid” one, I’d say.

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Filed under 2008 US Election

An Open Letter to Liblogs

I’ve always liked to think that that the Liberal Party is a “big tent” and that its unofficial online aggregator reflects that same diversity of opinion.

But there are limits to this notion.

For some inexplicable reason, you’ve decided to protect, tolerate and effectively sustain an anonymous individual that has been waging a determined campaign of libelous character assassination against me, and has spread blatantly malicious untruths of a highly personal nature (outright lies and fabrications about my wife, kids, etc.) and has even threatened to ramp this up to a level of criminal activity (explicitly stating that I will be rubbished through a widespread effort to drag my name through the mud and professionally destroy me).

I’ve complained strenuously about this nonsense and yet you’ve done nothing.

My patience with your ineffectual dithering has run out.

Please delete me from your blogroll at your earliest possible convenience.

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Filed under Liberal Party of Canada, Liblogs