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From the Tumblelog August 8-14, 2010

Aug 14

twittericonimpromptu geek meet-up as stranger in C.J. Barrymore’s lobby pronounces “A Game of Swords” that is lying on my lap “a good book!”

Aug 13

newsExclusive: ‘Friday Night Lights’ return date set

Aug 12

twittericonRT @CitizenCohn: Bush Administration tied to radical Islamists

newsComparing Democratic and Republican tax plans

newsOur Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat; Your Son Just Hasn't Read "Atlas Shrugged" (8/12/10)

Aug 11

newsThe benefits of a college degree in one graph



Aug 10

twittericonRT @TheSwellSeason: The Swell Season cover Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Two-Headed Boy”.

newsFacebook Letting Users Unsubscribe From Feed Story Notifications

Aug 09

newsCreationism Lives

newsConfessions of a Tea Party Casualty

Aug 08

twittericonFinn jogged a mile without stopping today. He was quite excited and proud of his accomplishment.


From the Tumbelog July 25-31, 2010

Jul 31

newsWhite supremacist rally in Midland draws strong opinions, small crowds

newsLatest News > Peter Cummings to receive AIChE Founders Award

my PhD advisor

twittericonElliot mowing the grass for the first time


newsCan Obama make success popular?

newsPostPartisan - On immigration, Lindsey Graham abandons principle

Jul 30

twittericonRT @nyctaper: just posted a live recording of The National from Terminal 5 last night

twittericonbest friend at work is transferring to Indianapolis. Ran into him as we were both leaving for the day, his last. bummer.

newsReagan Worship For Fun And Profit | The New Republic

newsGlenn Beck and the Oakland shooter

newsUniversity Website


People go to the website because they can't wait for the next alumni magazine, right? What do you mean, you want a campus map? One of our students made one as a CS class project back in '01!  You can click to zoom and everything!

Jul 29

twittericonzydeco at Tunes at the Tridge

newsDow group to spearhead U.S Dept. of Energy project

newsAmerican Physical Society journals now free to public libraries in US

newsThe Associated Press: Republicans block small business lending bill

newsAnne Rice: "I Quit Being A Christian"

newsBay City homeless shelter witnessing record numbers, nearing capacity

twittericonConsumers Energy working in our backyard


twittericonOn page 227 of 1216 of A Storm of Swords

newsAmericans Say 'Melting Pot' Policies Once Made U.S. Stronger, But No More

newsGood Reads on Religious Diversity

newsThe "Let Them Eat Want Ads" Caucus

Jul 28

newsEMU student's lawsuit dismissed | | The Detroit News

Jul 27

newsQuote of the Day: Political Footballs in Congress

Jul 26

newsFull stream of On the Ones and Threes by Versus from Merge Records (limited time only)

newsJudge rules that circumventing DRM is not illegal

newsPeriod Speech

The same people who spend their weekends at the Blogger Reenactment Festivals will whine about the anachronisms in historical movies, but no one else will care.

newsOp-Ed Columnist: The Right and the Climate

Jul 25

newsNew J. Tillman - "Three Sisters" (Recorded by Steve Albini)


From the Tumblelog July 18-July 24, 2010

Jul 24

newsMyths widen the science-religion divide -

Survey of nearly 1,700 of the nation’s top natural and social scientists undercuts many of the assumptions that have poisoned the well.

newsHelp! The President's Faith-Based Initiative is Missing!

Jul 23

twittericonRT @tpolamalu: Neither sound or light can escape todays social network I dont know why I thought I could but today I surrender to the tweeting revolution

newsStuff Christians Like - Secretly being liberal.

newsWomen Elders?

newsFaith, hope and… doubt

Jul 22

newsNewt Gingrich's First Amendment Hypocrisy


newsWhen Tucker Carlson asked to join Journolist

newsWhite supremacist group plans rally on Midland County Courthouse steps


newsStudy of Death Penalty in North Carolina Shows That 'Race Matters'


newsCuts in Home Care Worry Elderly and Disabled -


newsRachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow explains that the Sherrod scandal-spun-out-of-thin-air is political strategy to stoke fear and racial resentment among white voters.

newsWas God Just Clearing His Throat When He Said, “Herem”?

newsBan a ground zero mosque?


newsBen Stein: The Unemployed Are People With ‘Unpleasant Personalities…Who Do Not Know How To Do A Day’s Work’

Jul 21

newsWhite House to media: You lap up Breitbart's nonsense, too!


newsHow To Secure Your Facebook Account In 5 Seconds

Jul 20

newsRepublican Tax Nonsense

newsScoop: DirecTV deal saves ‘Damages’ from cancellation!

Jul 19

newsDevil's Advocates | Commonweal magazine

Why are some prolifers so worried—and so insistent—that the health-reform law will force the government to fund abortions?

newsAlaska Senate Candidate Miller: Unemployment Benefits Not "Constitutionally Authorized"

newsDon’t these Obama haters have the Google?


newsThe Associated Press: Abortion foes win a round in health overhaul


newsRepublicans now blaming Democrats for Bush tax cuts


The new Republican line is that there’s a “Democrat tax hike” on the way. And it’s a big ‘un: “An unprecedented $3.8 trillion increase” that will affect — and this is their bold and…

Jul 18


newsTom Toles for Sunday, July 18, 2010



newsThe Future of the Progressive Churches of Christ: The Christian Standard’s June 13, 2010 Issue, Part 3


From the Tumblelog July 11-July 17, 2010

Jul 17

newsAdams: Players in bar brawl also hurt teammates


newsA radical idea for airline security

twittericonWith Larry Bird at the Hall of Fame


twittericonBasketball Hall of Fame


Jul 16

newsThinkGeek adds “Mayor of Your Mom” Foursquare shirt, and it’s pretty fly

newsSize matters (at least for stimulus)

Jul 15

newsDo conservatives care about the deficit? Do Democrats?


twittericonMystic Seaport

Jul 14

twittericonLate afternoon swim


twittericonCT Science Center

newsWe Have A Crisis. Does Anyone Give a Damn?

Jul 13

news'A Chart That Screams, "Extend Unemployment Benefits!" '

You’ll have to excuse me for simply stealing Daniel Indiviglio’s headline for this chart, but it’s really the right way to introduce it:

job openings vs jobless 2010-05-thumb-570x326-29516.png

“That giant gap consists of Americans who are unemployed and couldn't get a job even if they wanted to…

newsThe saddest senator: Why John McCain has become so painful to watch. - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine


newsWe Have A Crisis. Does Anyone Give a Damn?

Jul 12

twittericonconcert in downtown Hartford

Jul 11

twittericonThe view from the back porch



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