Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Either End of the Curve: The Physics Of Curling (Or, Why I Wish I'd Paid More Attention To The Olympics This Year)
Monday, February 27, 2006
hat tip: Daddy's Roses
hat tip: Best of the Web Today
Friday, February 24, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Concerned Women for America - Pro-Abortion Hewlett Foundation Funds 'Evangelical Climate Initiative'
Addition: Elsewhere on the site it says:
...When it comes to reviewing Christian books, we can only do so from the foundation of our theological understandings. While our editors and the reviewers we link to represent a broad spectrum of denominations and traditions, all are committed to a conservative Protestant theological perspective.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | We give work a high priority - I wish the same could be said of our children
Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate: In Honor of the Father of Our Country - His Excellency, George Washington
Sunday, February 19, 2006
(The author proposes an interesting alternate history ponderable: What if the early Scandinavians had settled in large numbers, with their priests and bishops, perhaps establishing an Orthodox America well before Columbus...)
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
hat tip: AcademicElephant
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
hat tip: James M. Kushiner at Mere Comments
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Also has interesting notes on the use of passive voice in speaking or writing to avoid placing or accepting responsibility...
hat tip: Carnival of Children's Literature
hat tip: Carnival of Children's Literature
hat tip: Elephants in Academia
Monday, February 13, 2006
Also contains this:
...And what Americans probably don't even know is that, within Denmark, the whole issue is being dealt with beautifully. Extremist groups (Abu Laban & co.) have been cut out of "the dialog" with the government, and MP Naser Khader is leading moderate Muslims into a new organization, for which funding is already flowing from every part of Denmark. (He's also saying Denmark has nothing to apologize for, but he himself is demanding an apology from Saudi Arabia.) These moderates are organizing trips to the Middle East to go and explain to their fellow religionists how a free press works in a free country. They've expressed their offense at the images, but have also expressed their understanding that this is simply how things work when you've got a free press. They're moving on. Yes.
The problem is not Denmark. The problem is the militant extremists around the world running absolutely riot over an issue I'd wager most of them don't even understand. Embassies burn, people die, journalists go into hiding, newspaper offices must be evacuated...
...and the Times sees a good opportunity to put that provocative Danish newspaper and those rascally American Catholics in their place!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
This article says that Sen. Barbara Boxer, with bi-partisan support, sponsored the bill...
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Also, Barbara wonders about their membership rolls, since they've still got her listed as a member 19 years after she became outspokenly pro-life...
Friday, February 03, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Both Betsy Newmark and The Anchoress have reports of kids who laughed at the Democrats when they withheld applause or sat on their hands. (Link to Betsy's Page is available through the title-linked Anchoress post.)
I'm sure this was somewhat influenced by the teachers they've had, but of all the people on the planet, high school students notice who's acting like they're too good for the other people in the room...
(Via Curt Jester, via The Cafeteria is Closed.)
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
hat tip: normblog
Under the headline "Yes, we have the right to caricature God", France Soir ran a front page cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud.
It shows the Christian deity saying: "Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here."
The full set of Danish drawings, some of which depict the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist, were printed on the inside pages.
Update: French newspaper surrenders. GaijinBiker has the news that the managing editor of the above paper has been fired for running the cartoons. He also has a bit of biting commentary in response...
Pierre Berton, who lived there as a boy, became well known for his historical books. He says he got his start in writing in the Boy Scouts.
His mother, Laura Berton, gained fame after writing "I Married the Klondike."
The title-linked article is one of several on the website. This one, by Ken Spotswood, freelance journalist, appeared in the Klondike Sun Oct. 31, 1997, and has some great descriptive bits about life in the house...