Apr 10, 2008

Come Sweet Oblivion

Twain-the War Prayer

May the Higgs Bosun be with you
personal note : What a crock of shit.

Wild Wild Key West
personal note: Be Kinder to your employees

Jewish marathoners conflicted by diet options
personal note: Today's national tragedy brought to you by: Matzo's

Historians agree: Worst Prez ever.
personal note: And he's not even done yet...

Rachel Maddow
personal note: Yes, I like her, but does she have to cultivate the appearance of a right wing chicken hawk male, down to the hair part? All she needs now is a bow tie.

Alternet Asks can Feminism and Porn co-exist? An article so stupid, I won't bother linking... But it's an easy opening for a smartass answer: Only if it's girl on girl.

It's always darkest before dawn. Betmo offers this
glimmer of hope

Fairlane has this interesting take on dealing with wingnuts

7 comments:

betmo said...

somebody's on a roll these days :)

fairlane said...

Appreciate the link.

Chairman Mao sends his regards.

Mauigirl said...

Great roundup of links - and thanks for sending me over to Fairlane's post - lots to think about there.

libhom said...

Maddow rocks, and she is not obligated to conform to our society's view of gender.

Fade said...

Maddow DOES rock, but I don't think the neocon Chickenhawk haircut and style is "our society's view of gender".

If I can make fun of a thousand geeky guys for looking like that, surely I can make fun of one woman for it as well.

navyswan said...

How is the Higgs boson a crock of shit? I think many scientists would disagree with you on that.

Fade said...

Swan- Sorry i wasn't specific- Higgs' claim that this new collider will find his elusive particle where the others haven't - is a big Crock of Shit. From the article:

"British physicist Peter Higgs said on Monday it should soon be possible to prove the existence of a force which gives mass to the universe and makes life possible -- as he first argued 40 years ago.
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The likelihood is that the particle will show up pretty quickly ... I'm more than 90 percent certain that it will," Higgs told journalists
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Today, the existence of the invisible field is widely accepted by scientists, who believe it came into being milliseconds after the Big Bang created the universe some 15 billion years ago.
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aims to simulate conditions at the time of that primeval inferno by smashing particles together at near light-speed and so unlock many secrets of the universe.
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postulated that matter was weightless at the exact moment of the Big Bang and then much of it promptly gained mass
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Higgs said he hoped the elusive boson -- which an earlier but less powerful collider at CERN and another at the U.S. Fermilab had failed to detect -- would be identified before his 80th birthday in 2009.

"If it doesn't," he said, "I shall be very, very puzzled."
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Mainly just how Higgs says it will show up very quickly then does a 180 and says it could take a long time to find it.

"I may have to keep the champagne on ice for a while yet."

That guy will be on ice before they detect the Higgs Bosun particle. Higgs will find god before he finds the god particle. I expect more puzzled-ness. lol