11% of Austin has outstanding warrants! That's not just overcriminalized, that's the kind of bizarro figures one expects to hear in true totalitarian states.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
It makes one wonder: Do any of these legislators know who's in their backyards already, with no apparent detriment to their constituents' daily lives, much less the nation's security?
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A hideous body styling that is simply painful to look at has made the Aztek one of most hard-to-sell cars ever produced.
That orange hue has become increasingly common.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam has been held since September. The U.S. military rejected a court order to release him, saying he is a "high security threat." No evidence has been presented.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Artificial intelligence is already used to automate and replace some human functions with computer-driven machines. These machines can see and hear, respond to questions, learn, draw inferences and solve problems.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
According to a recent analysis by the group Consumer Watchdog, Senator Baucus, the leading architect of health reform in the Congress, has received more campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical corporations than any other current Democratic member of the House or Senate.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Police say the 17-year-old stole a snake from the biology room at Allderdice High School Monday and began using it as a jump rope,
Sources also say there's some potential silver lining: "Earl" studio 20th TV is talking to Fox and ABC about one of the networks possibly picking up the comedy.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone.
At some point on their five-year journey, Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have both gotten their feet stuck in the soil, and NASA is taking notes for the design of the next generation of rovers.
As expected, there has been plenty of atheist blowback in the blogosphere.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A new batch of photographs, perhaps hundreds of images, of prisoners being abused is about to be made public.
No longer do kooks have to work to get their voices heard, but the more insane their claims, the more likely they will be given media attention, promoted and passed around, given the imprimatur of authenticity because, well, Larry King featured them on his show.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Blimey, this "male soprano" was a whole lot prettier than Susan Boyle.
After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon's custody more horrific than anything made public so far.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The independent government-funded Mathematic study revealing the failure of abstinence-only programs? Rigorous reviews from both Advocates for Youth, and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, have identified which sex education programs are effective – and not one abstinence-only program made the cut. So the NAEA has been in panic mode.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
A federal jury convicted a former soldier of raping and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl after killing her parents and younger sister while he was serving in Iraq.
The party's ideas — about economic issues, social issues and just about everything else — are not popular ideas. They are extremely conservative ideas tarred by association with the extremely unpopular George W. Bush, who helped downsize the party to its extremely conservative base.
The level of overcrowding in prisons and jails throughout the South is inherently dangerous.
At a whooping $75,000 dollars a bottle, The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare steals the show as the most expensive whiskey of all time.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Nonbelievers amount to more than the highest estimates of African Americans or gays. Secularists are one of America’s largest minorities.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The economy has imploded, the auto industry is in danger of being vaporized and more than half of all working Americans are worried that they may lose their jobs in the next year. So what’s the Republican response? To build a wall of obstruction in front of efforts to get the economy moving again, and then to stand in front of that wall chanting gibberish about smaller government, lower taxes, spending cuts and Ronald Reagan.
Outside of Franklin County High School in Kentucky, students protested an email sent to their teachers instructing them not to allow homosexuals to use the restroom during class.