Happy Festivus!

Today is the day! Happy Festivus!

Given the fact retailers start the Christmas season around Halloween and all the related bs that comes with it any more, I would prefer gathering around the pole for the airing of grievances and feats of strength. As Frank Costanza said, “There must be a better way.”


Thune v Thune

“I believe in letting science make those decisions and not emotion.”

— John Thune, Dec. 21, 2004, on making enviromental decisions upon his appointment to the Senate Environment-Public Works Committee.

An evangelical Christian, [Thune] does not believe in evolution.

— Newsweek, July 26, 2004

Google, copyright and technology

Upon reflection, the announcement that Google is going to add books in major libarary collections to its database may not be as encouraging as it seems. The fact full text will be available only for those books old enough to no longer be under copyright shows once again the stuggle between our copyright laws and […]

Rants in a minor key

More rants, labeled as being in a minor key because they are relatively minor. Still, they be buggin’ me.

Bush says domestic spending — except defense and national security– needs to be frozen or cut. This seems to point to gaps in my religious education. I recall discussion of feeding the hungry, caring for the […]

School edition rant follow-up

Randall Beck needs to take off his blinders. It might help if the guy read some of the legal arguments in the Wigg case (even her legal counsel say this was a first-of-its kind case) or had some reasonable familiarity with First Amendment law and the facts.

Undoubtedly, the Argus-Leader believes its coverage of […]

Rant time — School edition

Other matters have interrupted blogging again. As a result, there are some pent up rants in need of release. This first post is school-related with more to follow.

What does the Argus Leader have against the Sioux Falls School District in the Wigg case? I’d link to today’s editorial lambasting the school district but evidently […]