James Arthur Ray Sweat Lodge Deaths: ‘It’s a Good Day to Die’ – Andy Wibbels

The police report for the James Arthur Ray sweat lodge deaths is out http://bit.ly/8nj1Lj James Arthur Ray Sweat Lodge Deaths: 'It's a Good Day to Die' – Andy Wibbels James Arthur Ray was one my favorites of all the Attractionbots. Too bad he's evidently an out-of-control maniac with a God-complex:The police report for the sweat […]

Dowd on Crotchbomber

Every so-often Marueen Dowd makes sense: If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose […]

Why Candidate Lou Dobbs Would Be a GOP Nightmare

From Salon: [Dobbs] has poured scorn upon the GOP and its free-market idolatry. His skepticism of open borders has long extended to trade as well as immigration, and he has fervently denounced the corporate greed that led to the outsourcing and offshoring of millions of American jobs. … He despises corporate lobbyists, complains about corporate […]

We’re All Ready in Yemen

Awesome: In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen. Yemeni protesters staged a demonstration in the southern part of the country on Thursday after a raid against Qaeda militants. A year ago, the Central Intelligence Agency sent several of […]

Science Toys for Girls Pink, Weaker

From science blog Pharyngula: Here’s another odd pink phenomenon. This is a page from a Toys’R Us catalog, illustrating some science toys, and note the odd distinctions being made. Both the telescope and the microscope come in special pink versions, just for the girl who is apparently more interested in getting an instrument that matches […]

Ben Stein Calls Ron Paul Anti-Semitic

RON PAUL: If you dismiss motivations for why they hate us, we can never resolve this. There’s hate on both sides. You have to ask the question, why do they hate? And they usually come up with a reason. And we’re foolish not to take that into consideration. KING: Ben? STEIN: Well, that’s — I […]

Police Tased Man in Diabetic Coma 11 Times

From reddit: A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, “inflicted … while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated,” the man […]

The Bechdel Test

From TV Tropes: The Bechdel Test or the Bechdel-Wallace Test is a sort of litmus test for female presence in movies and TV. In order to pass, the film or show must meet the following criteria: 1. it includes at least two women, 2. who have at least one conversation with each other 3. about […]