Blogs And Political Orientation

“Self selection: The candidate must be the cause of his own demise” –The Darwin Awards A couple of political science professors from George Washington University are working on a paper about political blog readership. No big surprise that lefties read lefty blogs and righties read righty blogs. This part I found interesting: “Those few people … [Read more…]

Political Donations And The Troops

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” -Plutarch The Center for Responsive Politics has released a study showing that Obama has received 6 times the amount of cash from troops deployed abroad as McCain. It’s an interesting statistic. Note though, that only donations … [Read more…]

A Black And White Knight

“The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?” –Judith Hayes The Norwegian King’s Guard has a mascot. Sir Nils Olav II. He is also a penguin. It seems … [Read more…]