HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – October 24, 2003) Some in the Pentagon apparently choose scientific beliefs the way they choose to be Methodists, or Democrats or Chicago Cubs fans. Claims that the Hf-178 isomer can be triggered to release its stored energy by irradiating it with X-rays found plenty of fans … Continue reading “HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT”

Sounds like a bunch of New Age hippie crap to me

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (via Eschaton): Rush’s Rehab From “psychodynamic role-playing and yoga” to “adventure therapy,” “Climbing Wall,” “the desert experience” and “equine-assisted therapy” (yes, bonding with horses), Limbaugh may just think he died and went to “feminazi” hell. The website depicts photos of people with a decidedly Berkeley look sitting around on … Continue reading “Sounds like a bunch of New Age hippie crap to me”

Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Drug Addict

(Thanks to Al Franken, these headlines write themselves) Rush Limbaugh reportedly involved in pill investigation: Wilma Cline, 42, says Limbaugh was hooked on the potent prescription drugs OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone – and went through detox twice. Then there’s this gem (via Eschaton): A few people (including Tresy) have suggested the new street name for … Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Drug Addict”

George W. Bush’s Medieval Presidency

I always thought Bush was just the leader to lead this nation into the middle ages… (From the Los Angeles Times) It should have been an embarrassing admission for him and a flabbergasting one for us: President Bush told Fox News recently that he only “glanced” at newspaper headlines, rarely reading stories, and that for … Continue reading “George W. Bush’s Medieval Presidency”

Reasons to Dislike Bush

Some pundits wonder why so many people have visceral dislike for George W. Bush. Ted Rall sums up the reasons here. Here’s some excerpts: First but not foremost, Bush’s detractors despise him viscerally, as a man. Where working-class populists see him as a smug, effeminate frat boy who wouldn’t recognize a hard day’s work if … Continue reading “Reasons to Dislike Bush”

A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites (2004 election)

Candidate Web Site Webserver information John Kerry JohnKerry.com Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) FrontPage/5.0.2.2623 mod_python/2.7.8 Python/1.5.2 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b DAV/1.0.3 PHP/4.1.2 mod_perl/1.26 mod_throttle/3.1.2 John Edwards John Edwards Microsoft-IIS/5.0 Howard Dean Dean for America Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.6.5 OpenSSL/0.9.6e ApacheJServ/1.1.2 mod_fastcgi/2.2.10 Wesley Clark General Wesley Clark for President Apache/1.3.28 Dennis Kucinich Dennis Kucinich for President Campaign, 2004 Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) PHP/4.3.1 … Continue reading “A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites (2004 election)”