Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I can’t believe Halloween’s upon us, and we never did get pumpkins carved this year.  Since I’ve failed so miserably, I’ll just go with a photo of last year’s: Some random Halloween thoughts: Did you know that pumpkins aren’t vegetables?  I always thought they were — how bizarre to learn that they’re a fruit!  (That [...]

I don’t even want to talk about it

Sorry I’ve gone so quiet the last week or so.  It takes too much energy to explain all the reasons why, but this little tidbit from the Chronicle sums up a big chunk of it: 23 percent of Texans are convinced that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim. That is in contrast with [...]

Risky business?

Hunh.  A friend emails something to add to our stress levels next time a hurricane’s in the Gulf of Mexico.  From the NY Times: Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island suffered flood damage during Hurricane Ike, except for one gleaming new building, a national biological defense laboratory that will soon [...]

Palin loses (part of) the base

Oops: Governor, let me ask you about immigration. How many undocumented immigrants are there in Alaska? I don’t know, I don’t know. That’s a good question. As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported? There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal [...]

Rumors of riots and stolen elections

The Hill has a disturbing article describing how police around the country are preparing for the possibility of problems on election day. Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest. Public safety officials said in interviews [...]