Not really, but a federal appeals court has lifted last year's ban on stem cell research — a ban by some conservative D.C. judge with a stick up his butt. UPDATE: Opinion here (PDF) ADF keeps losing…..
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love "literal videos" — music videos with altered lyrics to reflect on the video itself. Here's a pretty good new one, and being Friday… well…. here it is:
[H/T: Above The Law]
By the way, if you watch the video and get sucked in by what they are saying, there's a perfectly good reason for the phenomenon they show. If you scan a doc with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) turned on, Adobe Acrobat is capable of taking a scanned doc and breaking it out into layers automatically. That’s what seems to … Read More
Saw this on the online CNN site today. The story is self-explanatory from the headline, but note the caption… It reads: "Ivaless Sinclair says husband David Sinclair, who died in 2003, never mentioned his connection to President Obama" Well, no. Who even heard of Obama in 2003? He wasn't even a U.S. Senator then.
By the way, David Frum, who writes "as an opponent of virtually every major and minor action of this administration", has a nice little coda to the birther controversy, wherein he chastises his own party: Even for the small band that sustained the phony controversy until now, the birth certificate so-called issue ends today. Any last lingering doubts that maybe, … Read More
Jon Stewart may be a comedian, but when he barely masks his outrage behind the comedy, he's most effective. Tuesday night he took on Congress. It finally passed a bill to help pay for the medical bills for the 9/11 first responders. That's right — those that survived 9/11 and went on to dig body parts out of the rubble have … Read More
In an amazing concession to the lunatic fringe in America, President Barack Obama has released his “long form” birth certificate from Hawaii. Actually, check that, using the word “released” adopts the narrative of the crazies. It’s more accurate to say that the President of the United States successfully begged Hawaii for a document it doesn’t normally issue in an effort … Read More
A trial was scheduled for June 14, 2011. Defendants requested a short continuance because “one of their counsel, Bryan Erman, along with his wife, is expecting their first child due on July 3.” Plaintiffs’ counsel objected — strenuously. This took Judge Eric Melgren (D. Kansas) by surprise. Judge Melgren granted the continuance — and took the opportunity to benchslap the … Read More
On April 12th, 1861, 150 years ago today, the first battle of the US Civil War was fought at Ft. Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina. Southern states had been seceding from the union for months, but the US still maintained coastal forts. During the four months leading up to Lincoln’s Inauguration, the seceding states, one after another, seized federal forts, … Read More
Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth. And here is a film called First Orbit. At one hour and 40 minutes long, it is a real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and … Read More