Daily Archives: June 17, 2010

To boldly go where no critical thinker has gone before?

This Tech Talk podcast, posted yesterday at the New York Times, sounds interesting: In this week’s New York Times Tech Talk podcast, J.D. Biersdorfer talks to Nancy Hill of the University of Texas at El Paso about lessons from “Star Trek.” … Continue reading

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Petroleum Jelly: Rep. Joe Barton apologizes to BP for Obama’s $20 billion “shakedown” (oil victims’ escrow account)

This would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic: Here’s exactly what the Republican doofus said: I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation … Continue reading

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Cringe inducing: Christians talk about Obama’s sincerity in prayer

Before watching these rich and privileged “Christians”—in an unironic, shameless, and grotesque display of stupidity, smug certitude, and self-righteousness—make sure you have a barf bag near at hand: Gretchen Carlson’s taut little observation that President Obama is not a church-goer is especially repugnant: But Mr. Speaker, … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:51-53: The Bible’s “Night of the Living Dead” Passage

Matthew 27:51-53. Have you ever noticed what it says? Immediately after Jesus’s death, Matthew has this very, very strange Night of the Living Dead story that he includes in his gospel. Matthew says that there was, immediately following Jesus’s death, an … Continue reading

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