Tag: politics

Looming Fiscal Cliff

If you live in the United States, the I probably don’t need to tell you about the fiscal cliff. It’s bad news for a lot of people. It’s really bad news for science. I previously wrote specifically about the state…

Monday Morning(ish) Cup O’ Links!

Because too much awesomeness happens over the span of a week to deal with individually, I have a weekly wrap-up of last week’s good stuff. After all, it’s Monday morning. Are you really getting anything done? The Good The US…

This weekend's tidbits…

A few fun, fantastic, and important things of note from the weekend: Duck! An asteroid is going to come whizzing by, as the Bad Astronomer points out. Okay, it’s not coming dangerously close, but astronomers are getting better at detecting…

Maybe I just need to buy my own hookah…

Virginia is ready to institute its own smoking ban in restaurants. Many non-smokers rejoice in this, but they don’t realize all the consequences to businesses. I’m personally not in favor of such bans, even though I don’t smoke cigarettes, since…

Keeping the Faith

I’m going to get political once more, so bear with me here. Much fluff was thrown around in the recent Presidential election about how Obama’s Muslim roots would be a threat to our nation. However, the Obama family were certainly…

Stimulating Science

There’s been lots of talk on the science blogosphere the past few days about the stimulus package going through Congress. On Friday, it was believed that the National Science Foundations’s piece of the pie would be cut out completely, and…

Planetarium Madness, Part Deux

First off, I apologize for the lack of posting again, to all two of you reading. There’s… stuff… going on, so that’s been distracting. Beyond the slight personal indulgence of the last post, it’s back to the fun stuff! Writing…

Bang, Zoom, to the… ISS

NASA has recently pushed for a waiver that will allow the US to use Russian spacecraft to get to the ISS once the shuttle is retired and before a suitable replacement is built. However, in a more recent statement, NASA…

Planetarium Madness

McCain has said a couple of times, and again in the recent debate, that Obama supported a federal earmark for a $3 million “overhead projector,” in an effort to blast him over these unpopular earmarks. McCain needs to check his…

Palin-mania

So with the recent announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate, the media and new media have been running wild on her history, background, views, and anything else they can dig up. Some things in particular stick out…