Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Veto #1

President Bush uses his first veto to kill a bill allowing expanded federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

He's not running for re-election, so the charge of "pandering to the base" doesn't work.

Maybe he really is a man of conviction.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

MSM strikes again!

How much more blatant can you get?

Robert Novak says today that he learned Valerie Plame's identity from a source he refuses to name and from Joe Wilson's entry in Who's Who.

He called a number of people in Washington to confirm it, amonth them Karl Rove and an official at CIA. Both confirmed the information. (Presumably, if the identity was secret, the CIA contact would have said, "no comment.")

But look at the AP headline: Novak: Rove was a source in outing Plame

Not "Novak: I got Plame's name from Who's Who" or "Novak confirms Rove was not Plame leaker" or even "Novak: Rove, CIA confirmed Plame's identity".

How can you trust people who spin so blatantly and transparently?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Handyman's Secret Weapon

Whether in the shop or on orbit, there's no substitute for duct tape.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Here they go again

Once again, the forces of gender-PC are running amok.

This time, they're trying to remove a noted researcher - a female researcher - from two national advisory panels (National Math Panel and Nat'l Science Board) because of three articles she published twenty years ago that - gasp! - found differences between boys and girls.

Have these people never been to a kid's birthday party?

FWIW, a female cousin of mine is a Ph.D. mathemetician. Last I heard, she was working for the NSA.