Archive for December, 2010

Chuck Schumer: Weasel or Jerk?

Chuck Schumer: Weasel or Jerk?

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

This kind of stuff ticks me off. On “Good Morning America” Monday, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Charles Schumer how well he thought Barack Obama is working with Congress and what advice he’d give the president. Schumer advised Obama against dealing with the “hard right,” arguing conservative Republicans aim to set the nation back centuries. […]

Read More

Don’t Swagger, NASA. You Haven’t Earned It Yet.

Don’t Swagger, NASA. You Haven’t Earned It Yet.

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

I like to think I’m more plugged in to science news than the average person, but I don’t think I’m plugged in so much that I believe that NASA had this glorious a year. NASA in 2010 set a new course for human spaceflight, helped rewrite science textbooks, redefined our understanding of Earth’s nearest celestial […]

Read More

Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

Someone get this to Stephen Green, stat! If you have often wondered what exactly lies within the various concoctions that make our favourite alcoholic drinks, then here is your answer. These incredible pictures show popular cocktails magnified up to 1,000 times under a high-tech laboratory microscope. Produced by U.S. firm Bevshots, they reveal the incredible […]

Read More

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Unproductive Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Unproductive Monday Edition

| December 20, 2010 | Reply

And so we begin the least-productive two weeks of the year. I, actually, will work most of the week, but I don’t know that I’ll get much actual work done. You know how that works. The mooks show up but the bosses have leave to burn and meetings to attend. Well, I, the faithful mook, […]

Read More

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Lame Duck Sunday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Lame Duck Sunday Edition

| December 19, 2010 | Reply

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Senate lately, you’ve missed something truly extraordinary. Harry Reid has attempted to jam through four major pieces of legislation before he finds himself with far less power in January, and he’s working on the fifth. I honestly don’t know that we’ve ever seen a lame duck session […]

Read More

Requiem for a DREAM Act

Requiem for a DREAM Act

| December 19, 2010 | Reply

The DREAM Act, which would have provided de facto amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants died in the Senate today, which is good for all of us. We simply can not ignore our own laws, especially immigration laws, and hope to keep our nation intact. I feel for those people who were brought here illegally […]

Read More

Will the Internet Balkanize? Not Anytime Soon, I Don’t Think.

Will the Internet Balkanize? Not Anytime Soon, I Don’t Think.

| December 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

If you’re looking for something to ponder this weekend, let me recommend this piece in the Economist about the Internet in the modern age to you (via Melissa Clouthier’s Twitter feed). The article looks at the challenges of keeping the internet open in the face of obvious threats to national security such as WikiLeaks, reassertion […]

Read More

Clearing the Browser Tabs – A Very Bloggy Saturday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – A Very Bloggy Saturday Edition

| December 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

I have a bigger than normal backlog of good stuff in the browser tabs, but I’m only going to give you some of what I’ve saved here. I actually have a number of blog posts percolating in the ol’ noggin and, since I didn’t exactly light the world on fire with my writing this week, […]

Read More

The Delivery Presents – The Economy’s Cold but Hockey is Hot

The Delivery Presents – The Economy’s Cold but Hockey is Hot

| December 18, 2010 | 2 Replies

It’s always exciting when I bring on guests with whom I haven’t interacted, either in person or online, very much. There’s always the chance that they won’t be nearly as interesting in conversation as they are in their customary medium. I’m glad that wasn’t true for the two guests you’ll hear on Episode 69. Both […]

Read More

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Snowfall Friday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Snowfall Friday Edition

| December 17, 2010 | Reply

Well, we had our first snowfall of the year and, even though I failed to stock up on milk, bread, and toilet paper beforehand, I survived. You think I am joking. I am not. You simply have to experience a light snowfall in the Washington, DC area to experience the nigh-panic that sets in when […]

Read More