Sunday, July 30, 2006

Moving again it seems

My wife received notice today that at the start of next year (2007) she
will be sent to Osaka, Japan for 3 years.
Time to get the Japanese back in shape...wonder if I can get my old job

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London, UK

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Hovind Not Allowed to Travel

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Hovind Not Allowed to Travel

Dispatches from the Culture Wars (a place I skulk a lot through RSS) has an update on Kent Hovind's glee inducing troubles. (Through Pensacola News)

Now he had to surrender his passport. I've previously mused about what Hovind's passport says, citizenship wise. As a citizen of god, how does he have a US passport in the first place.

Moves in mysterious ways, as they say.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon - Los Angeles Times

There are some real whack-a-doodles out there and they are becoming a larger part of the vocal segment of the US population. And that's a problem for the rest of us.
'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon - Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Park owner pleads not guilty to tax fraud | Local News |

Park owner pleads not guilty to tax fraud | Local News |

Guess who I'm thinking of? Dr Dino himself, the Flintstone paleontologist.
Why is it that when ever I read anything about this guy I inevitably run into some other twit just as bad. I'm thinking of his fellow anti-evilutionist, Dr Jason Gastrich. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you see a fair amount of commentary with only a few defenders of either one of them.
From the linkage provided it turns out that Jason Gastrich is a carbon copy of Flintstone-philiac.
Speaking of Hovind, in a post somewhat about him, he tried to plea "suborned of false muster." I like the section of the Pensacola news article where the reporter, failing to find it referenced in a legal dictionary, has to parse the plea word by word to figure out what the frak he's banging on about.
Here's what says about pleas:
n. 1) in criminal law, the response by an accused defendant to each charge of the commission of a crime. Pleas normally are "not guilty," "guilty," "no contest" (admitting the facts, but unwilling to plead "guilty," thus resulting in the equivalent of a "guilty" verdict but without admitting the crime), or "not guilty by reason of insanity" (at the time of the criminal act). However, the accused may make a "dilatory plea" challenging the jurisdiction of the court or claiming that he/she is the wrong defendant, requiring a special hearing. He/she may admit the acts but have excuses to be considered (a "plea in abatement"), which may affect the judge's sentence. Pleas are entered orally at arraignment (first court appearance) or a continued (postponed) arraignment. If after a preliminary hearing the judge determines the defendant must face trial for a felony, he/she will have to enter a plea again before a judge of the trial court. 2) any written answer or other response filed by a defendant to a complaint or petition in a civil lawsuit.
See also: arraignment plead preliminary hearing
Dude, seriiously, you don't get to make up shit like that in a court of law. You only get to make up your own facts when you're addressing other Xian fundies.

Lovely man.

Link to a site about Jason Gastrich
Biblical Inerrancy featuring Jason Gastrich
Law Dictionary containing no reference to Suborned of False Muster

Monday, July 17, 2006

Pooflingers Anonymous: News
You know a lot of the blogosphere is really really happy that "Dr Dino"
is finally getting what is coming to him.
I've got a little schadefraude coming through. Make way! It's taking up
two lanes on the highway.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Freethought Today, March 2006

Freethought Today, March 2006
Believe it or not there is a bill in Wisconsin that would basically ban Intelligent Design Creationism from the science classrooms in the state. The act maintains that to be in the science curriculum the content must be 1) testable 2) is limited to natural 3) consistent with National Academy of Sciences definitions.
Money Quote:

Prof. Alan Attie, who teaches biochemistry, said the bill puts Wisconsin on the map in opposing creationism.

As he put it to Judith Davidoff of The Capital Times: "We can be the un-Kansas."


Hat tip: The Uncredible Hallq

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

This is how I feel most days.

Thanks to the Japundit podcast for introducing me to the song and
whoever put together the video for YouTube. (Jim's Big Ego - Stress)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Foxy lady

Our neighbourhood in south London is fairly quiet, fairly safe. It's an
uneventful end of the city that has little happening in it but for a few
days a year when Wimbledon tennis blows through the neighbourhood two
train stops away. We're in the middle of that maelstrom, though it's
only really that busy near the station and along Wimbledon Park Road
where the shuttle buses run.
I'm actually not really going to say much about Wimbledon, the
neighbourhood, the park or the tennis courts/games. I've been up doing a
little shopping but that's about it. But animals are a big thing around
this part of London and they occupy my thoughts a lot.
The local Wandsworth brewery, Young's, recently folded up production,
but it did something special until recently: it locally delivered the
beer by horse-drawn carriage. Now that's something you don't see
everyday, anymore. On the horsey front, periodic police patrols wander
by on horse. I've been walking the dog down by King George's Park and
almost bumped into a horse's ass. The dog has never been aroiund horses
and he took it in much better stride than I thought he would. I kinda
thought he would want to chase or herd them or something, but he's been
remarkably calm.
We also have the problem of foxes. Foxes are the racoons of London.
Somewhere around 22-2230h we start to see foxes wandering the streets.
They get into the garbage, bother cats and dogs and generally do, foxy
Late last week walking Ken up for his last whizz of the day he stopped
and snuffled under the fence of the the tennis courts. Pull as I might,
when he decides the parking brake is on only lifting all four up off the
ground will get him moving. After a minute or so I got curious what was
on the other side of the the fence (steak? greener grass?) and did a
chin-up over the fence. Sure enough, what did I see? One of the biggest
grey foxes in the area. He was only a bit smaller than my dog, maybe
pushing 14-15 kg.
Ken has always had a slight foxy look to him. More so when he was a
puppy; he's grown to look like an transitional between a fox and a wolf.
His face is still foxy but his ears are wolfier. But people still comment.
There's a skinnier one around here that keeps looking Ken up and down
when we see each other. He sees the resemblance and realizes that at 18
kilos, Ken's a chubby fox and must know the best foraging/scrounging

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Monday, July 03, 2006

God is for Suckers! » Blog Archive » Atheist

God is for Suckers! » Blog Archive » Atheist
This is a good video that I found at God is for Suckers!.
You have to check it out.
It's a great refutation of almost everything the US religious right has to say about us these days.