From the Tumblelog June 12-18, 2011

Jun 18

twittericonElliot tweets: My bro is finn moore follow him he might follow u

twittericonElliot tweets: My brothers guiene pig is smart!

twittericonElliot tweets: This is what my dad made up. Instead of ravens it is ratbirds instead of bengals the bungals instead of the browns the stains. Go steelers

twittericonElliot tweets: Anyone else watching the tigers game. I am. GO TIGERS!!!

twittericonElliot tweets: Wow tigers hope you can pull of a win tonight

foursquareI checked in at Regency Agoura Hills 8 (29045 Agoura Rd)

twittericonwith Barley at U2


twittericonat U2 in Anaheim


twittericonBeachcomber at the Malibu Pier


foursquareI checked in at The Beachcomber at Malibu Pier (23000 Pacific Coast Hwy)

twittericonGreat time last night at U2/Lenny Kravitz in Anaheim with Barley and Charlie. Thanks to Barley for hooking us up with field tickets!

twittericonWhen I say Mali, you say bu. Mali... #csc11

twittericonLenny Kravitz in Anaheim


Jun 17

twittericonElliot tweets: Why do my parents get to go to california but i have to stay in michigan

foursquareI checked in at Starbucks Coffee (2035 E Katella Ave)

twittericonthe biggest conflict between science and theology I've seen so far is whether or not presenting a paper just means reading it #csc11

twittericonRT @j_miller: Dr. Francis Collins, believer & Obama-nominated dir. of NIH, talking faith/science.And he's killing it.#csc // fantastic talk!

twittericonRT @seanpalmer: Our faith is about Truth. A faith that asks people to disbelieve facts is not about Truth.-Francis Collins // fantastic talk

Jun 16

facebookLisa: Malibu Canyon Rd - what a spectacular drive

facebookLisa: Listening to a physicist who is also a priest and British knight, John Polkinghorne.

twittericonTokens at Pepperdine


twittericonFrancis Collins at the Christian Scholars Conference 2011

twittericonRT @laviamedia: Cambridge physicist and Anglican priest Dr. John Polkinghorne...the first plenary lecture. #csc2011. // enjoying it!

Jun 15

twittericonElliot tweets: No school summer break awesome

twittericonSuper 8

foursquareI checked in at Muvico Theaters (166 W Hillcrest Dr)



foursquareI checked in at Pepperdine University (24255 Pacific Coast Hwy)

foursquareI checked in at Willy's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill (28434 Roadside Dr)

foursquareI checked in at Tom Bradley International Terminal (599 World Way)

foursquareI checked in at Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (William Rogell Dr)

Jun 14

newsMagic School Bus

Jun 13

newsSupply-Side Economics, R.I.P. | Capital Gains and Games

news‘The Killing’ renewed for second season

newsHow Republican governors could help Obama in 2012

Jun 12

newsGov. Chris Christie Says: Earn $6,000 A Year? No Medicaid For You!

twittericonThe boys and I are watching Errol Flynn in Robin Hood (1938). They're shocked that a film with so much battling is rated G

newsNouvel Catholic Central girls soccer takes down top-ranked Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes/Clarkston…

From the Tumblelog June 5-11, 2011

Jun 11



twittericondinner at Genji to celebrate the end of the school year


foursquareI checked in at Genji's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (2929 S Saginaw Rd) on #Yelp

twittericonFinn's 2nd game was a 4 to 3 win

twittericonFinn's first soccer game of the day was a 6 to 5 victory

Jun 10

newsHope Is Not a Policy

newsBox labeled 'grandma's urn' left at Goodwill store in Fenton

news'The Wire' Creator David Simon Has a Counter-Offer for Eric Holder

Jun 9

facebookLisa: Dee. Oh. Ehn. Eeeee.

newsYes, Let's Talk About Rationing

newsCitibank hacked. Hundreds of thousands of customers records accessed.

twittericonRT @mspspeak: When a popular band tries to go grass roots with distribution and fails:

Jun 8

runkeeper Just completed a 7.71 mi bike ride with @runkeeper. Check it out!

newsMichelle Obama to appear on ‘iCarly’

newsRep. Pelosi, Can I Tweet You Some Lewd Photos?

newsToday in civil rights history: During his 1966 "Walk Against Fear," James Meredith is shot.

Jun 7

facebookLisa: laughing at Colbert's reenactment of the Paul Revere ride Palin style.

twittericona big turtle on the rail trail tonight

runkeeper Just completed a 9.97 mi bike ride - there was a big turtle on the rail trail.

newsWhat the GOP didn’t learn from the Bush tax cuts

newsMusic: A.V. Undercover 2011: The Mountain Goats cover Jawbreaker

twittericonRT @mountain_goats: GOT A FRIEND, HER NAME IS BOXCAR

newsThe hard truth about health care: Government works

twittericon"but YOU sometimes eat unhealthy food" is an inane response to promoting healthier eating when 1/4 are obese + healthcare costs skyrocketing

newsGOP state rep. gets budget protest from daughter

Jun 6

twittericonWRCC softball win, the first of the season, ends the losing streak at 3.

Jun 5

runkeeper Just completed a 11.20 mi bike ride with @runkeeper. Check it out!

From the Tumblelog May 29-June 4, 2011

Jun 4

foursquareI checked in at Great Lakes Ice Cream Company (901 E Ashman St)

foursquareI checked in at Pizza Sam's (102 W Main St)

twittericonFinn's 2nd game was a 4 to 2 loss. He played a half in goal and kept them scoreless.

twittericonlax 6-6 tie + 6-3 win vs Holt. E played goalie (for the 1st time) in the win. Thanks to Dawn for playing the substitute parent position!

twittericonFinn soccer 4 to 4 tie

facebookLisa: visiting with my parents, sister and two of her little boyz this weekend. Will try to get a video of the classic, red-faced, two-fisted, body trembling tantrum for you all to enjoy.

facebookLisa: Last full day teaching. 4 more days of exams then it's time to par-tee!

Jun 3

newsNAACP vs. Black Parents

twittericonRT @daveweigel: Good to see John Edwards indicted. Now one of the bankers who caused the financial crisis, please.

newsRNS Feature: "Budget battle pits atheist Ayn Rand vs. Bible"

news‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ stars revealed: Here’s the new Adama

twittericonRT @mattmillernow: Mitt says cap fed spend at 20% GDP. Reagan spent 22% when boomers not retiring, doubling #s on SocSec/Mcare. Earth to Mitt: No can do!

Jun 2

newsFREE ALBUM! SPIN's Soundtrack for Bonnaroo!

newsNoah Pollak, call your office

Jun 1

runkeeper I just completed a 10.46 mi bike ride in 52:52 #bike #cycling

twittericon4th and 5th grade track meet

newsEric Holder Will Not Rest Until HBO Brings Back 'The Wire'

May 31

newsThis Guy Has My MacBook

From the Tumblelog May 22-28, 2011

May 28

news'Big day' for Michigan as lacrosse teams gain varsity status

May 27

newsResponding to Ryan

newsPaul Ryan responds

May 25

newsSome questions for Paul Ryan

newsRude People Can Be Perceived as Powerful

May 24

twittericonRT @ezraklein: You know, if not for Joe Lieberman, adults over 55 would be able to buy into Medicare through the Affordable Care Act.

newsMidland wins big in lacrosse playoff debut

May 23

newsTalking About the Dance

From the Tumblelog May 15-21, 2011

May 21

twittericonFRED: THE MOVIE for family movie night. It's cruel and unusual punishment.

twittericon11 to 3 loss to MI Warriors

twittericon7 to 4 win over Waterford

twittericon7 to 4 loss to Lady Sorrow. E had an assist.

May 19

newsEmerging right wing line: Obama `has thrown Israel under the bus’

newsNPR: 05-15-2011 Religion

newsYglesias » Hypocrisy Bonanza As Senate Republicans Mount Filibuster of Goodwin Liu They Previously Deemed…

foursquareI checked in at Boulevard Lounge (316 S Saginaw Rd)

newsThe past, present and future of the deficit

facebookLisa: Happy birthday to my Finnster Malone Big Apple Bagel Boy! Finn Diddle is turning 8 today. He's passing out cookies with frosting to anyone needing help celebrating.

May 18

newsAmerica’s waiting times are the worst in the developed world

twittericonRT @jdickerson: Ben Stein doing what he can to prove that Twitter isn't the only venue for inane outbursts. They come in long-form too

newsThe graph that all tax cutters need to grapple with

newsIs this transformational leadership?

May 17

twittericonbummed @mike_the_eyeguy isn't going to Malibu for the CSC next month...any other tweeps going?

May 16

twittericonElliot tweets: Has someone stolen summer! 80 degrees 2 days ago. Today 55 degrees!!

May 15

newsLacrosse Hidden-Ball Trick Video Makes Me Interested In Lacrosse For Another Hot Second [Video]

From the Tumblelog May 8-14, 2011

May 14

newsPresident Meanie: In a speech on immigration policy this week, President Obama chided Republicans for…

newsABC cancels crime drama ‘Detroit 1-8-7'

newsThe homeless man who is paying the banker's bills

newsHuckabee Says He Won’t Run for President

twittericonCleaning canceled shows out the dvr season pass list: V, Outsourced, and Detroit 1-8-7. Only gonna miss that last one.

facebookLisa: I'm tired, I'm tired, Can I come home for the summer? I could slow down for a little while... 4 weeks teacher friends, 4 weeks!

May 13

facebookLisa: A terrible disease is rampant at school - even the teachers have symptoms. Anyone know a cure for senioritis?

newsObi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says - Galactic Empire Times

newsA History of Sitcom Jokes About Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel

May 10

newsAlan Simpson Attacks AARP, Says Social Security Is 'Not A Retirement Program' (VIDEO)

newsSamoa time jumps forward by a day

twittericonRT @mattmillernow: Great Moments In Nonsense:"With the exception of tax hikes -- which will destroy jobs -- everything is on the table," Boehner said.

newsExalting in Severed Heads: In war, it's worth remembering we adhere to civilized norms for our own benefit…

May 9

newsUnlicensed Google Music arrives tomorrow

news120 Minutes returns with Matt Pinfield: Remember the Blake Babies? - By Troy Patterson - Slate Magazine

newsThe last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller

May 8

newsTorturing for truth

facebookLisa: My mothers day present.


From the Tumblelog May 1-7, 2011

May 7



twittericon7 to 3 win over Northville. Elliot scored 1.

twittericon6 to 4 loss vs Novi

May 6

twittericonCarpenter Street School carnival

newsWhy You Can't Avoid the Obama-Osama Mixup

newsWhen Jim DeMint hated your freedom

newsThe Herman Cain Oppo

May 5

twittericonextra innings

foursquareI checked in at Dow Diamond (825 Main Street)

newsReport: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can’t Read

newsTorture Opponents Were Right: They've long insisted that a "ticking time bomb" exception would set us on a…

May 4

twittericonYou are not alone. Google Reader is slow for me today too.


May 3

newsThe Ryan budget compels Americans to buy insurance—just like Obamacare does.

May 2

newsYouTube - Seth Meyers remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

newsYouTube - President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

newsComfortable (for now) here on my fence

newsHow America went from surpluses to deficits - Ezra Klein

twittericonRT @TimothyArcher: I think if Paul had realized all that would have been claimed based on the text, Paul would have skipped Romans 13

newsSports Night

twittericonA family member posts "The reason Obama was able to find him is because Obama is probably related to him" + others Like it. I am speechless.

newsSlint arranging “Good Morning, Captain”


King Kong


Tonight we watched King Kong (1976, PG).  From Wikipedia:

King Kong is a 1976 American monster movie produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. It is a remake of the 1933 classic film of the same name, about how a giant ape is captured and imported to New York City for exhibition.

Finn thought it was a bit slow towards the beginning but got more interested as the focus shifted to Kong.  He also recognized the Twin Towers in NYC.

I give it 4 out of 5.

From the Tumblelog April 24-30, 2011

Apr 30

foursquareI checked in at Art's Bar & Grill (809 E Kalamazoo St)

twittericon11 to 4 win in 3rd game. Carson scored 3.

twittericon9 to 3 loss in 2nd game

twittericonDown 3 to 0 at half in the 2nd game

twittericon6 to 4 loss in the first game

twittericon2 to 2 at half vs FHC White in Kalamazoo

newsSo much for Romney's coming out party

Apr 29

newsThe Week's guide to what's worth watching: How the States Got Their Shapes From the Florida Panhandle to…

newsMaybe He Is Running: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) announces he will sign a bill defunding…

Apr 28

newsConde Nast's $8 Million Scammer Walks Away from His Loot

newsLooks Like Trump's Right: How the Hell Did This President Get Into Those Ivy League Schools…

newsThe three most important health-care graphs

newsObama demanded detailed birth certificate after continued questions

Apr 27

newsPolitics turns on parties, not policies

newsProving the president's point

newsBill Callahan at Daytrotter Studio Apr 27, 2011

twittericonRT @briannicklaus: Prezident Obma, please you would release you're bank account numbers, I would wire $5400000000 (USD)

newsThe Mythical Obama Spending Binge

newsCircle of Protection // Bread for the World and Partners

Apr 26

foursquareI checked in at Union Station (225 S Canal St)

newsAyn Rand, Manicheanism, and Christianity

newsFinancial Challenges, No Easy Choices

newsYes, George W. Bush pursued a moderate domestic policy agenda

twittericonFor Fitz


foursquareI checked in at Flub A Dub Chub's (3021 N Broadway)

foursquareI checked in at Navy Pier (600 E Grand Ave)

newsEzra Klein: Obama's a Moderate Republican

newsObama revealed: A moderate Republican

Apr 25

newsThe Trouble with Ayn Rand | First Things



foursquareI checked in at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (439 N Wells St)



foursquareI checked in at Lego the Store (520 N Michigan Ave)

twittericonLego store


newsAyn Rand’s adult-onset adolescence

foursquareI checked in at Museum of Science & Industry (5700 S. Lake Shore Dr)

newsRandi Weingarten: Markets Aren't the Education Solution

newsHappy Easter: President Obama hosted his second annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House

Apr 24

twittericonWhat's the smoke monster from Lost doing in Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

foursquareI checked in at The Italian Village Restaurants (71 W Monroe St)

newsThe Perils of Unsecured WiFi and Overzealous Law Enforcement

foursquareI just checked in at John Hancock Center

newsFive myths about church and state in America - The Washington Post: Let’s end some misconceptions.

twittericonEd Debevic's


foursquareI checked in at Ed Debevic's Short Order Deluxe (640 N Wells St)

foursquareI checked in at Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 N Cannon Dr)

From the Tumblelog April 17-23, 2011

April 23

foursquareI checked in at Corner Bakery Cafe (35 E Monroe St)

foursquareI checked in at Millennium Station (Michigan Ave and Randolph St)

foursquareI checked in at Leona's Restaurant (1236 E 53rd St)

foursquareI checked in at Frederick C. Robie House (5757 S Woodlawn Ave)

newsMuslim prepare to shield Christians in Egypt

foursquareI checked in at Amtrak (200 S Railroad St)

April 22



foursquareI just checked in at Fox Theatre

Front row center for The Pixies in Detroit


Palak Paneer


foursquareI checked in at Megha's Athidhi Indian Cuisine (2079 15 Mile Rd)

newsMan attacks Girls Gone Wild bus in Saginaw Township when event doesn't live up to hype, police say

twittericonRT @ExML: It's a sad day for marriage when a wife won't hand her husband the remote 'cos she'll mess up her iPhone game.

Apr 21

twittericonRT @PIXIES: Back in the USA for 3 shows in Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis / St Paul. Here in Hitsville now the home of...

newsReuters: Apple set to launch cloud-based music service ahead of Google

newsThe latter half of 'repeal and replace': THE LATTER HALF OF 'REPEAL AND REPLACE'

newsMitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People

Apr 20

twittericonYouth Honors Chorus concert

foursquareI'm at Midland Center for the Arts (1801 W. St. Andrews Road, Eastman & St. Andrews, Midland)

newsWhere’s the GOP’s health plan?

news‘The Shining’ — national debt edition

Apr 19

newsEditorial: A Rational Budget for the Pentagon

newsHansen: Des Moines man's life slowly tossed away

twittericonRT @greg_boyd: Most Jews viewed Roman soldiers the way most Americans view Islamic terrorists. Jesus says, love, bless, serve & pray for your ENEMIES. ouch

newsGay Rights at Christian Colleges Face Suppression

newsNobel Laureate William Lipscomb Dies at 91

newsHow to Get Full Feeds inside Google Reader

Apr 18

newsFreeloaders Ask for Federal Dollars: Seriously, don’t these people know they we are broke?

Apr 17

news51 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2010-11 TV Season [part 2]