Monday, October 5, 2009

Anne Frank: the only existing film images

From The Anne Frank House:


Friday, October 2, 2009

We left in the scenes with Cartman's mom and the horse as per our conversation.

Background and transcript here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hubble Catches Galaxies Stripping — Ram Pressure Stripping, That Is

More news from the insane, insane universe:

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I'll Trade Him Gay Marriage for the Public Option


The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
I don't believe an attempt to help more Americans to get their own health insurance implies that it is some kind of basic right that can be demanded of government. Some may believe that. I don't.
Gay marriage is a right, but healthcare isn't?

The unwritten rule: conservatives talk about their causes in stark, moralistic terms and progressives don’t

From the Nation:
After his GOP colleagues recovered from the shock of a Democrat actually calling them out, they demanded an apology.
Grayson returned to the House floor to announce that:
'I would like to apologize, I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.'"
Yglesias puts it perfectly:
I think the real issue—and the real import—of Grayson’s statement is that it involved breaking one of the unspoken rules of modern American politics. The rule is that conservatives talk about their causes in stark, moralistic terms and progressives don’t.