Monday, April 26, 2010

The Arizona Law

The recently passed law out in Arizona which allows the state to reduce the illegal immigrants taxing its resources is being subjected to criticism on the basis of maybe allowing someone who is here legally being asked to provide confirming papers. One way to evaluate the validity and common sense behind this new law is to simply recognize that Al Sharpton is going to march in protest.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mystery Solved

Women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes, a senior Iranian cleric has said.

Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's comments follow a warning by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit the capital Tehran and that many residents should relocate.

In a prayer sermon, the cleric said: 'Many women who do not dress modestly... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes.'

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tax Reminder

Just heard that tomorrow is TAX DAY which means Treasury Secretary Geithner and Congressman Charlie Rangle only have one more day to not pay their taxes.

Obama at a soccer game or not?

BestView finds the following interesting, but unsure what to make of it. Uncertainty really gets the conspiracy juices flowing in Washington, but Obama is so suspect in all things requiring believability in what he says that suspicion is justified.

Read it here.

It is us versus them

New Hampshire Democrats are engaged in a statewide search for liberal activists willing to attend so-called tea parties on Thursday and carry signs expressing racist or fringe sentiments, a Democratic source with knowledge of the effort tells

According to the source, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisals, the Dems’ last minute scramble reflects a growing obsession among party leaders that they need to discredit the tea party movement soon or it will overwhelm them come the November election.

Former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan is heading up the search, the source said. Sullivan has been calling and e-mailing liberal activists trying to get them to attend tea parties in different parts of the state and hold signs denying the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and make racially disparaging comments to reporters.

“This is Kathy’s [Sullivan] project,” the source told “She is absolutely obsessed with painting the tea party people as racists.”

Read it all here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Supreme Court

The retirement of Justice Stevens from the Supreme Court has the political environment cluttered with speculation about whom Obama will nominate to replace him. Since confirmation is almost guaranteed, the most interesting name advanced so far is the one which emerged back during the campaign for President---Hillary.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Science of another order

As a scientist, I spent my research career asking questions, designing experiments to answer those questions and then conducting the experiments. Finally, the results would be analyzed, conclusions would be made, and then published for others to consider.
Being retired, I often run across science which is asking questions I would never be able to even ask. Here is an example I ran across today in Science Daily.

Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe?

Such a scenario in which the universe is born from inside a wormhole (also called an Einstein-Rosen Bridge) is suggested in a paper from Indiana University theoretical physicist Nikodem Poplawski in Physics Letters B. The final version of the paper was available online March 29 and will be published in the journal edition April 12.

Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Topless equality anyone?

PORTLAND - About two dozen women took a walk down Congress Street topless Saturday, attracting a large crowd as they tried to preach that partial female nudity is not worthy of attracting a crowd.

The point of the march was that a topless woman out in public should attract no more attention than a man walking around without a shirt on, said Ty MacDowell, 20, of Westbrook, who organized Saturday's event and promoted it on Facebook.

But as the event got under way in Longfellow Square, the marchers were soon outnumbered by scores of onlookers -- mostly young men eagerly snapping away with cameras and cell phones.

"I'm amazed," she said, and "enraged (at) the fact that there's a wall of men watching."

BestView is amazed that she is amazed.

Don't befriend this government

Obama continues to create enemies where there once the U.S. had friends. First he and Hillary bash Israel for building condos where they have always constructed them and where the Palestinians had not previously complained---Jerusalem.

Now they are at odds with President Karzai who is saying if Obama doesn't quit meddling with internal affairs he might join the Taliban. Read it here.

So, our foreign policy continues to be straight from Alice in Wonderland. Obama bows and kow-tows to our declared enemies and insult and anagonize our allies.

This is all just sad and dangerous.

Friday, April 02, 2010

This is surprising

Both Maine Senators declined the White House's invitation to attend President Obama's event in their home state today, according to White House spokesman Bill Burton.

Burton said the Maine Republicans decided not to attend Obama's healthcare speech in Portland, Maine.

A spokeswoman for Snowe said the senator "had a full day of events already planned today long before we learned of the President's trip to Maine last Friday."

Meanwhile, Collins is overseas visiting U.S. Central Command in Qatar, and her office says it's not clear she was invited in the first place.

Of course, both Snowe and Collins opposed the healthcare legislation that Obama will be touting in his speech, so its understandable they wouldn't want to appear alongside him.

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