November 29, 2009

The urge to save humanity

The worst scientific scandal of our generation

The reason why even the Guardian's George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Make sure you read the comments on the article, as well, which is from where he title of this post comes:

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." - H. L. Menken


Lady Knights move to 4-0

The Norwell Girls' Basketball team moved to 4-0, topping Jay County 50-46 on Friday night.

November 27, 2009

November 26, 2009

New York Law: Throw away donated food

The nanny-state trans-fat law in New York means that any fried food donated to food banks or homeless shelters is just thrown into the garbage.  Even though the lines at the New York soup kitchens are up over 20 percent due to the economy, any food cooked in trans-fat and donated for the needy is left to rot in garbage bins.

If what you are doing seems wrong (accepting food for the hungry and throwing it away while the needy stand in line), you should listen to your still, soft voice... you should break this silly law.


Aussie Politicians Resign over Global Warming Bill

If only American politicians would resign on principle -- or resign ever, for that matter.

November 25, 2009

Norwell 49, Concordia 44

The Lady Knights bring home a squeaker over Concordia 49-44 to move to 3-0 on the season. The Knights and the Cadets were tied, 34-34 at the end of the third quarter and then...

Janelle Wilson made six free throws in the last quarter and Amanda McAfee hit a threepointer and two free throws to help the Knights (3-0) outscore the Cadets 15-10 down the stretch for the win.

Nice!

Making Mock O' Uniforms

Rudyard Kipling wrote the title of this post in his poem "Tommy" about how society treats soldiers. Some say George Orwell was thinking of Kipling's poem when he wrote that "Those who abjure violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf." And some say Winston Churchill had the same poem in mind when he (perhaps) said, "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

What does it say about our military leaders that they would allow a trial to proceed of three Navy Seals -- from all accounts, the Seals are the best of our best, they are the embodiment of "rough men, ready to visit violence" on our behalf -- what does it say about our society that we would ask these men to risk their lives to fight terrorists and then put them on trial because they harmed an enemy warrior? How is it possible to charge a Navy Seal with assaulting our enemy? We're not talking about standing Ahmed Hasim Abed up naked and attaching jumper cables to his genitals here... we're talking about roughing the guy up, punching him, giving him a bloody lip.

Abed, on the other hand, the man with the bloody lip, was the mastermind behind the 2004 killing of Blackwater security guards, whose bodies were burned and dragged through the streets of Fallujah and then hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River, sparking international outrage.

November 24, 2009

White House Flickr

I didn't realize that the White House has it's own Flickr photostream.

The Wilding of Sarah Palin

A very nice read from the American Thinker by Robin of Berkeley

It has been almost two years since I woke up and broke up with liberalism. During these many months, I've discovered that everything I believed was wrong.

But the biggest shock of all has been realizing that the Democratic Party is hardly an oasis for women. Now that it has been infiltrated by the hard Left, it's a dangerous place for women, children, and other living things.

In the wilding of Sarah Palin, the Left shows its true colors. Rather than shield the vulnerable, leftists will mow down any man, woman, or child who gets in their way. Instead of a movement of hope and change, it is a cauldron of hate.


A former Democrat who left the party when her friends started calling Hillary names now sees clearly what her former party is doing to Sarah Palin... and why.  Read the whole thing, it's a good read.

Mending Health Care

A few nice comments by Yuval Levin

The case for Obamacare as cost reduction just won't pass the laugh test anymore, and no one seems to make it. The case for covering everyone isn't heard all that much either, since the Democrats' plans won't do that. The case for improved efficiency hasn't really survived the machinations necessary to get a bill through the House and to get another to the Senate floor — as what remains after the wheeling and dealing is anything but efficient . . .
 
The two basic premises the Democrats are advancing at the moment — this or nothing, and now or never — are both false. As Coburn and Troy point out, there are better ways.

That's just a bit, the rest is short and to the point click on the link to read it.  I thought I paid attention during the election in 2008, I just don't remember Health Care being the most important thing.  Certainly at the end it was all about the bailouts and housing... but during the election it seemed like Health Care was just another one of the laundry list of things being talked about... how it has suddenly become an emergency, I don't know.


November 23, 2009

November 22, 2009

Not everyone's cup of tea...

You can click on the picture to go to a site that is full of very odd pictures... not all of them are safe for work and not all of them are everyone's cup of tea.

Clint Eastwood

A very nice article about Clint Eastwood.
His breakthrough role—playing the Man with No Name in those spaghetti Westerns? He's in his midthirties when he does those. He doesn't direct his first movie, the still riveting Play Misty for Me, until he's 40. And Dirty Harry? He's 41 when he makes that (and even then, he gets the role only after Sinatra pulls out).

But here's where things get really crazy. In 1993 he shows up at the Academy Awards with Unforgiven. He is 62 and has never won an Oscar. The film wins four, including Best Picture and Best Director.

And then this happens: The guy doesn't hang it up—he only starts getting stronger. He goes on a stunning run of creativity that a man half his age would kill for. Eastwood is now 79, and in the seventeen years since Unforgiven he has made fifteen movies. Three of those have been nominated for Best Picture, and he has been nominated for Best Director or Best Actor an additional four times. All told, he now has four Oscars, and his films have won another seven.

He has made sixty-six movies. He's acted in fifty-seven and directed twenty-nine. Now he's about to release his sixty-seventh: Invictus. He directed and produced it, and it's the true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and the captain of the overwhelmingly white South African rugby team (Matt Damon) used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to bring the country together.


It's an interesting article, if you have the chance, read the whole thing.  I particularly like how he says we should stop calling each other racists and nutjobs and grow up...  Clint Eastwood impresses me as someone who has paid attention to the world around him... someone who notices things, appreciates things, tries to understand... it's a good interview.

Microsoft of America

Interesting.... the United States National Security Agency has been collaborating with MicroSoft on their Operating Systems since Windows 98 days... including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The NSA says, it is just using its

"unique expertise and operational knowledge of system threats and vulnerabilities to enhance Microsoft's operating system security guide".

Of course people are concerned that the NSA is building back doors into everyone's computer for data gathering. I'm not worried about that... I'm just shocked that the NSA would admit it had a hand in Microsoft's security -- I mean, all these OS's are riddled with holes and fried full of viruses and spyware and they can't hardly function unless you buy additional software to keep them clean. This is our NSA? Yikes!

So Peaceful...


Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory: A Deliberate Fraud

Many will spin the contents of the emails hacked out of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England, but the dirt will be impossible to sweep under the rug. Climate scientists have been caught red-handed downplaying the last ten year of global cooling, blackballing skeptics' papers out of scientific journals and generally behaving like politicians instead of scientists.

CO2 never was a problem and all the machinations and deceptions exposed by these files prove that it was the greatest deception in history, but nobody is laughing. It is a very sad day for science and especially my chosen area of climate science. As I expected now it is all exposed I find there is no pleasure in "I told you so."

The Guardian (a newspaper out of England) goes so far as to say that pressure from global warming skeptics caused this falsification... that's kind of like blaming Woodward and Bernstein for Nixon's plumbers, don't you think?). I look for Al Gore to take his money and run soon... as the house of cards falls, it will be difficult for him to live in his Tennessee mansion, surrounded by egg-throwing ridicule. Where will he choose to live out his life and spend his lie-fueled millions? Perhaps he'll take his gigantic, green-powered houseboat to some private island and kick back in a hammock, sipping tropical fruit juice, and spend his days laughing at old George Bush jokes -- it could have been him, after all...

November 21, 2009

Why Lugar Remains

Who among us, assuming we have the needed funds to live as we want, would continue to work into our late seventies?  Senator Lugar is going to be 78 in April, he'll be 80 at the end of his current term in 2012.  Why does Lugar remain?  He is our representative, our vote in Washington, it's not meant to be a lifetime appointment, but he's been our Senator since 1976 (he was mayor of Indy, before that).  It's not my intent to pile on someone who's already down (see the link), and I don't want to pigeonhole senior citizens into their easy chairs... but come on, make way.  The job is to represent us, not rule us... it shouldn't matter who's sitting in that chamber pressing that button, whoever is there is representing the same people.

The trouble with Senators is that people are always going to them, asking them for help, asking them to intervene for them.  Senators can spend federal money on whatever they choose, just by attaching a slip of paper (an earmark) to any bill that passes.  There is a reason why senators tend to stay in office until they're wheeled out... the reason is power, if Senator Lugar retires, who in the press will visit him, when will he be on Meet the Press next?  Which of his constituents will come to his home and ask for his help?  When will he ever again be able write checks out of the endless bucket of tax dollars on his own whim?  Who will defer to him if he's just some hoosier letting others work his farm?

Power corrupts, that deed is done, but Senator Lugar should step down now, be there for his family and let Governor Daniels appoint a replacement.  A replacement can get a couple years experience before the next election... a replacement might have a fresh idea, might whisper "change is coming" into Senator Bayh's ear...

Purdue defeats Indiana

Speaking of headlines that never get old... Purdue trounced Indiana 38-21 to bring home to old oaken bucket today.

Norwell defeats Bluffton

Ah, that classic "Norwell defeats Bluffton" headline just never gets old.  This time it was girls' basketball and Norwell knocked Bluffton out, 82 to 29.

November 20, 2009

Bishop Luers 52, Rensselaer 21

Congratulations Bishop Luers on your Semi-state victory over Rensselaer.  52-21... not nearly so close as last week...

November 19, 2009

Sarah Palin in Fort Wayne

It's interesting, isn't it, that Sarah Palin can attract a large, devoted crowd, but Wane TV's site attracts few positive comments and plenty of insulting ones.  The comments are under the article if you click on the link and are pretty typical of those on the Left who seek only to destroy the Palins... calling her, and those who attended, "stupid" -- here's a sample.

What a missed opportunity - we had thousands of stupid people willingly gather in one spot. We should have at least marked them with a huge MORON stamp on their heads.

She can't run her own family.

Its over? GOOD!!! The less scum we have in our great city the better.

Palin is a retard.

you mean all the idiots in fort wayne gathered in one area and i missed it!

I suspect each of the people commenting would never say such things to anyone face to face, but they clearly think such things about others.  Their comments reflect poorly on their internal lives, don't you think?

Remembering the Pacer/Piston Brawl

It's been five years since Ron Artest leapt from the press table into the crowd at the Palace.

November 18, 2009

Who's your favorite artist

If you want to be in a drawing to win the Heidi Malott painting above, click on the painting and post a comment on her site stating your favorite artist, living or dead. Good luck!

Pertussis and Tetanus

I'm sure everyone must know this but me, but I thought I'd pass it along as a public service anyway.  After a bad cold and a couple of rounds of antibiotics last spring, I felt fine but had a nasty cough all summer.  I spoke to my doctor yesterday and she asked me when I had my last tetanus shot.  I couldn't remember and the doc said I likely had Pertussis (Whooping Cough).  Turns out, grownups are supposed to get a tetanus shot called Tdap every ten years, which also prevents against whooping cough.

Note:  The Tdap booster is especially recommended for any adults under age 65 who will be around or caring for babies.

To the victims of Toby Schwartz

Please keep all the victims of Toby Schwartz, the drug addict, car thief, rapist, in your thoughts and prayers.  Having someone break into your home, confront you, and take what's yours is haunting and damaging enough.  When the home broken into and the thing taken is your own body, perhaps only other victims of rape can truly understand the damage done. Peace to his victims.  Peace and prayers for "Ann."

Al just wants the Earth to be a Star

Ooops... Al Gore, in promoting geothermal energy on the Conan O'Brien show, claimed the temperature in the interior of the Earth is several million degrees.  But Al.... the scientific consensus is that the very core of the Earth, the warmest center, is around five thousand degrees.

Hey, he only exaggerated by 60,000 percent this time.

November 17, 2009

Flu Plague strikes Ukraine

Pretty scary stuff...

A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected...

President Yushchenko said: "People are dying. The epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st Century."

In a TV interview, the President added: "Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine – two seasonal flus and the Californian flu

"Virologists conclude that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation."

I hadn't heard of the Californian Flu... I wonder if it causes people to spend money they don't have?

Update: From the comments (thanks): http://ukraineplague.blogspot.com/

Official Numbers from the Ukraine of Sick Just Released 11/17/09

1,457,564 Sick

83,026 Hospitalized

328 Dead

November 16, 2009

Colts 35, Patriots 34

How 'bout those Colts! 

... Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on 4th and 2 on his side of the 50 yard line, with less than two minutes to go, was one of the gutsiest things I had ever seen in my life.

Gutsy and, it turns out, stupid. Stupid only because Kevin Faulk couldn't get his feet planted on the other side of the mythical first down yellow line emblazoned across my television screen. If Faulk had landed his feet, then forget it. It would have been another brilliant Bill Belichick call.

The sportscasters are putting the loss all on Belichick's decision to go for it on 4th and 2 -- but it was Manning, I tell you, who put the thought in Belichick's head. Manning has been working for years to perfect his Jedi mind tricks... "These aren't the droids your looking for... what's 2 yards, you can make it... there's no need to punt.... move along...."




November 15, 2009

Lady Knights start off right

The Norwell Girls started off their 2009/2010 basketball season the right way, with a 59-35 victory over Bishop Dwenger.
Jessica Rupright led Norwell with 20 points followed by Janelle Wilson with 18. The bulk of Rupright's points came in the first half but foul trouble took her to the bench.
Nice call of the game by Jerry Kumfer at WellsCountyVoice.com as well.

Revisiting the Ossian Rampage

I wondered here before just what the police in Berne were thinking when they gave  Toby Schwartz home detention... now it turns out he was headed to jail and escaped, in handcuffs, from the police department.  He was a fugitive at the time he broke into that home over on Road One by Yoder and raped a woman.  The Berne police aren't talking about how Mr. Schwartz escaped them eight days before he wreaked havoc through the Ossian area.

Berne police officer Jason Oswalt took Schwartz back to the police department in handcuffs and then left him alone, court documents said.

The documents don't say how long he was unattended, but police believe Schwartz slipped his cuffed hands to the front of his body and ran out the door.

Surveillance camera footage shows him running, still handcuffed, away from the police department, across Indiana 218 and between two houses.

Berne police declined repeated requests from The Journal Gazette to explain how Schwartz was able to escape or why Oswalt left him unattended...

All told, his pending charges in three counties are rape, criminal confinement, battery, forgery, strangulation, receiving stolen auto parts, residential entry, resisting law enforcement, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture meth, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of dealing meth, two counts of possession of meth, two counts of criminal deviate conduct, two counts of auto theft, two counts of escape, two counts of burglary and three counts of robbery.

I doubt Mr. Schwartz will be left unattended again for the next 10-20 years.

November 14, 2009

Bishop Luers 54, Lewis Cass 53 in two Overtimes

Wow... 107 points scored in a high school playoff football game.... that's a night to remember


November 13, 2009

Neuskool

Like Internet links? Click on the picture to go to Neuskool... a great set of useful links.

A Fascinating Article on Biotechnology in Sports

Aimee Mullins (running on a beach in the picture above) writes a fascinating article on athletes and biotechnology. Just how much can athletes be aided by technology before those defeated start talking "unfair advantage."

I wrote about Oscar Pistorius during the last Olympics and wondered whether he should be allowed to compete with the Cheetah legs like those above... Aimee's article, though, raises a lot more questions than I have answers:

The only reason athletes today are better than those of decades ago is because of science and technology: We know exactly what and when to feed our bodies for maximum energy, we have lighter shoes and better bikes and new rubberized track surfaces and (legal) supplements and altitude training. We are upping the ante each Olympic year with "smarter" design of an athlete's tools, both inside and outside the body.

A whopping 74 world records were broken last year between March and November with the Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer suit. 74! Do you wonder if Mark Spitz is annoyed that his times are compared to those of athletes using something he didn't have the opportunity to use or wear?

Let's think about Tiger Woods having not one, but two LASIK surgeries to achieve 20/15 vision, when what we consider the best of natural vision to be is a mere 20/20. Before his first LASIK surgery, Woods had lost 16 straight tournaments. Immediately following the surgery, he won 7 of his next 10. Advantage through technology, or not?

Wow.... I had not heard about Tiger's surgeries... apparently his contacts were really bothering him and he opted for LASIKs. And also, have you ever gone out to golf in a foursome and noticed that your 30 year-old woods are so tiny as to be embarrassing? I have.... but maybe that's a guy thing. :)

If you get a chance, read the whole article... it's quite interesting... and Ms. Mullins is quite an inspiration.

Water on the Moon

Well that's about a century of scientific certainty out the window.  How can there be water on the moon?

Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington, said the latest discovery also could unlock the mysteries of the solar system.

He listed several options as sources for the water, including solar winds, comets, giant molecular clouds or even the moon itself through some kind of internal activity. The Earth also may have a role, Wargo said.

"If the water that was formed or deposited is billions of years old, these polar cold traps could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data."
 

Too bad we didn't land in that area back in the 1970's . . . back when America had money and Saturn Five rockets full of fuel.


Bishop D'Arcy to Announce his Retirement

WOWO is reporting that Bishop D'Arcy will be announcing his retirement tomorrow, November 14th.

Bishop John D'Arcy confirmed for WSBT Radio the announcement does involve the appointment of a new bishop. He said the new bishop is currently serving in another diocese.

Bishop D'Arcy was appointed in 1985.

November 12, 2009

A Farmer's Life is not an Easy Life

In days gone by, we used to wear flannel shirts and wave bandannas and call ourselves farmers as we followed Norwell's teams through the seasons, through the years.  But most of us were not farmers... some were, but most were not.  Farming is a hard, dangerous job and perhaps only farmers can really appreciate just how dangerous putting food in all our mouths can be.  That said, kudos to Jim Blinn for not only noticing Frank Frayer was in danger, but for getting that wagon off of him

Jim Blinn, told friends he heard the man's grain auger running empty and was curious why. When he went to check on Frayer he found the man face down beneath the wagon and immediately called 911. Blinn used a backhoe to lift the wagon off Frayer before emergency workers arrived.

It occurs to me that America would do well to have a Farmer's Day, rather like Veteran's Day.  Farmer's don't face flying lead and land mines, but they do feed the world, step in front of angry bulls, abuse their bodies with hard work through much of the year regardless of the weather and often suffer injuries and health problems none of the rest of us have to face because of their hard lives.

Thanks, and thanks again to all you farmers and farming families.


Revisiting the Previous President

In the article "Thank you former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush," two gay Chicagoans find themselves re-evaluating the Bush years after finding that President and Mrs. Bush have quietly met with the Ft. Hood families victimized by the shooting...

If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of "Dubya" nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.

Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.

We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster.  President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it.  ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.

Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush.

Read the whole thing, it's a nice read.

Society Advances even if we're unaware

Sometimes you just don't realize how far society has advanced until you encounter a 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship video...

Dog's welcoming their owners home from deployment

What nice videos

November 11, 2009

Some People...

Jim Carrey, that guy who's been making $20 million for each and every movie over the last 15 years and owns his own 25 million dollar plane, says America is a greedy country.  Well... he ought to know.  He's the guy who wrote himself a $20 million check when he was just starting out to motivate himself (rather ambitious, don't ya think, rather greedy, too).
"Every construct we've built in American life is falling apart. Why? Because of personal greed and ambition. Capitalism without regulation can't protect us against personal greed.. . .
It's surprising that Mr. Carrey became a U.S. citizen in 2004 since, you know, all our constructs are falling apart.

"Every day is a bonus": Veteran's Day November 2009 in DC.

Asteroid 2009VA -- near miss on Friday 11/6

Asteroid 2009VA just missed hitting the Earth on Friday.  Scientists say it would have mostly burned up in the atmosphere if it would have hit the Earth... but there was very little warning of the near miss.

Carbon Leaf - War Was In Color

Thanks, to all our men and women in uniform.

hat tip: Michael Heinbaugh for the video

November 9, 2009

The Horse Genome

The genome of the domestic horse has been mapped by a team of scientists.

The team surveyed the extent of genetic variation both within and across breeds to create a catalogue of more than one million single-letter genetic differences in these breeds.

This is slightly larger than the genome of the domestic dog, and smaller than both the human and cow genomes.

So far, scientists have also sequenced the genomes of the platypus, mouse, rat, chimpanzee, rhesus macaque and, of course, human.

I'd be interested in the genome of the dolphin and whale....

November 8, 2009

Ida Oil Prices

Are you ready for $4 a gallon gasoline prices again?  It appears Hurricane Ida is going to affect the Gulf of Mexico Oil lanes.

The Gulf is the source of 25 percent of U.S. domestically produced oil and 15 percent of natural gas. About 40 percent of U.S. refining capacity is located on the Gulf Coast.

On Sunday night, the storm was located in the southern Gulf and expected to strike land by Tuesday somewhere between the states of Louisiana and Florida after roaring through the eastern Gulf oilfields over the next two days.

Save your pennies.

November 6, 2009

Reaping the Whirlwind

Jerry Pournelle writes from a lifetime of experience and makes a lot of sense.  Why wasn't the Fort Hood shooter brought up on charges of treason the moment it was discovered that he sided with our enemies?

Political correctness was the cause of the Fort Hood Massacre, and we ought not forget that. The fact that someone could go through -- at government expense -- an undergraduate education with ROTC, then medical school at a US military institution, and remain a traitor to the United States is a significant warning.  Hassan had been through ROTC and a US armed forces medical school as a commissioned officer. Why was his failure of loyalty to the armed forces not detected earlier? But of course he was a Muslim, and it would not be politically correct to wash someone out of an armed forces medical school for lack of loyalty to the armed forces of these United States.

We sow the wind. We have reaped one whirlwind.

Amen to that.

8 shot in Orlando... What's going on!

At least 8 shot at Orlando High Rise, killer on the loose

November 4, 2009

Taylor Wins 36-35!

I thought you might enjoy the last couple minutes of the Taylor-Marion game on Halloween as called by our own Sevens member Tim George, the Voice of Taylor Football. Taylor came from far behind to win their Homecoming game 36-35 in a walk-off touchdown catch by Ryan Magnuson for his 6th touchdown catch of the game. Good call, Tim!

video

Note: The final touchdown comes around the 4:30 mark in this video.

Dog Scent Lineups

I can hardly believe this isn't a joke from The Onion, but there are actually people in jail based solely on a dog alerting on their scent among other scents in a lineup. 

The 2004 F.B.I. report warned that dog scent work "should not be used as primary evidence," but only to corroborate other evidence.In several of the cases that were based on Deputy Pikett's dogs, however, the scent lineups appear to have provided the primary evidence, even when contradictory evidence was readily available. Mr. Bickham spent eight months in jail after being identified in a scent lineup by Deputy Pikett's dogs, until another man confessed to the killings.

Many people remain in jail based on such silly evidence -- they should be let out immediately.

November 2, 2009

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You can find great pictures and stories on the Norwell News Blog.

ps... and, if you must, you can always take a look at the Bluffton Bloggers and the Southern Wells Raider Report. Thanks to Jerry Battiste of the Bluffton News-Banner for getting the area schools up and running on their news sites, what a great community service!

The Worst Bill Ever

The Wall Street Journal looks at the new Health Care Bill coming out of the House.