30 June 2009
As the months have gone by since John McCain revealed his total cynicism and contempt for America's national security by selecting one Sarah Palin to be a potential vice-president of the United States, we have learned that every single ghastly attribute we discovered in the campaign is worse than we thought at the time.
read the whole thing and then just pause for a moment and really think about it: president sarah palin
Posted by tomitron at 6/30/2009 05:51:00 PM
29 June 2009
28 June 2009
Action would be even better. It’s a press cliché that “gay supporters” are disappointed with Obama, but we should all be. Gay Americans aren’t just another political special interest group. They are Americans who are actively discriminated against by federal laws. If the president is to properly honor the memory of Stonewall, he should get up to speed on what happened there 40 years ago, when courageous kids who had nothing, not even a public acknowledgment of their existence, stood up to make history happen in the least likely of places.and obama ought to remember his campaign promises
Posted by tomitron at 6/28/2009 10:54:00 AM
i told robert today that michael jackson could wind up on permanent display under glass--- sure enough: he's going to be "plastinated"
Von Hagens said that he spoke with representatives of the Jackson family 'many months ago' and it was agreed that his body will be plastinated and placed next to Bubbles, his late pet monkey who was plastinated a number of years ago and is exhibited at The Body Worlds & Mirror Of Time exhibition at the O2 Centre in London.gawd
Posted by tomitron at 6/28/2009 12:02:00 AM
27 June 2009
22---count 'em---22 live cams all over his house, plus a weather scroll that gives you all the relevant readings from a weather station on his roof--- you can even turn his lights off and on ---seriously--- there is something slightly messed up about this, but i can't quite put my finger on what it is (thx robert)
Posted by tomitron at 6/27/2009 11:36:00 PM
26 June 2009
A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say, offering the latest evidence that early modern humans in Europe had established a complex and creative culture.
Posted by tomitron at 6/26/2009 07:40:00 AM
25 June 2009
22 June 2009
for less than 10 bucks you, too, can learn the evil that is our negro president---god help us all
They tell the truth about Obama and his radical policies:
* He will destroy our healthcare system so that no one gets adequate care.
* He designed his bank rescue plan to pave the way for nationalization of the banks and socialization of the economy.
* He firmly believes in government control of our major industries: He's already commandeered the banks and the automobile industry.
* He plans to reshape the political landscape to keep the left in power for decades by cooking the census, enfranchising illegal immigrants, muzzling talk radio, and coercing workers into unions.
* He is attacking those who fight terrorism while letting the terrorists go free.
* He gives aid to Hamas while Shariah law threatens to take over America.
* He has repealed the Declaration of Independence and put us under a worldwide, European-dominated financial regulatory system.
"This is no time for apathy or alienation or hopelessness," Morris and McGann remind us. "It's a time for action."
Posted by tomitron at 6/22/2009 05:31:00 PM
21 June 2009
an "upscale" cocktail lounge on the 8th street side of metropolis----hudson's grill across the street where sweet lowdown was; piola peach at 1010; and some place at viewpoint that will sell "air fries"on the other hand, cuervo at 905 juniper is closing and chocolate pink is up for sale---
Posted by tomitron at 6/21/2009 06:50:00 PM
18 June 2009
usually i can get to the airport in time to walk to the first concourse, mainly because of the excellent permanent exhibit of sculpture from zimbabwe---actually i like most of the airport art is good, especially the giant fire ants at baggage claim
Posted by tomitron at 6/18/2009 06:00:00 PM
16 June 2009
Iran's major social movements have always depended on cutting edge communications because of the size of the country (nearly 4 times the size of France) and the way its population is separated by mountains and deserts. The telegraph was important to the 1890-92 revolt against a tobacco monopoly granted by Nasir al-Din Shah to a British freebooter, which harmed Iranian merchants and farmers. The 1979 revolution was fueled by cassette tapes of the sermons and speeches of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini. And now we have twitter.
and all paul revere had was old lamps in bell towers
Posted by tomitron at 6/16/2009 06:36:00 PM
not too many years ago, with a situation like that in iran, nobody outside that country would have any idea what was going on---but throughout the last few days images and short reports flood out of the country via intermittent cell phone service, twitter or whatever----the govt is confiscating satellite dishes, smashing computers, etc., but iran is too rich and too sophisticated for that to be totally effective---watch the woman at the end of this vid getting beat to the ground but getting right back up and continuing to raise hell
Posted by tomitron at 6/16/2009 05:49:00 PM
13 June 2009
U.S. and Brazilian scientists have discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain itself. This discovery may lead to new marijuana-like drugs for managing pain, stimulating appetite, and preventing marijuana abuse.a new drug to prevent marijuana "abuse"? wha? because manufactured is always better than natural i guess
Posted by tomitron at 6/13/2009 08:36:00 AM
12 June 2009
obama campaigned on promises to advance the civil rights of gay americans----we still can't serve openly in the military and now his dept. of justice is going out of its way to defend doma? what is he thinking? depressing
Posted by tomitron at 6/12/2009 09:27:00 PM
11 June 2009
The point is this: Thousands of years ago when we were hunter-gatherers, we may have needed a bit of meat in our diets in times of scarcity, but we don't need it now. Says Dr. William C. Roberts, editor of the American Journal of Cardiology, "Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us, because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores."Sure, most of us are "behavioral omnivores"--that is, we eat meat, so that defines us as omnivorous. But our evolution and physiology are herbivorous, and ample science proves that when we choose to eat meat, that causes problems, from decreased energy and a need for more sleep up to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Posted by tomitron at 6/11/2009 09:21:00 PM
07 June 2009
rummaging through old slides, i found this image from 1986---designed by p. thornton marye, who also did terminal station, this was bell telephone's new north exchange, built in 1916, demolished in 1988, now part of the site of the federal reserve bank (the building just visible at left is the building just east of the midtown marta station)
Posted by tomitron at 6/07/2009 02:05:00 PM
04 June 2009
03 June 2009
Posted by tomitron at 6/03/2009 08:13:00 PM
dog says, "say wha?"
"These animals are not as emotionally sophisticated as humans, but they have to know what’s right and wrong because it’s the only way their social groups can work,” he said. “Regret is essential, especially in the wild.
that sort of discussion sends dexter into an existential crisis
Posted by tomitron at 6/03/2009 05:03:00 PM