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So yes, about two and a half weeks ago, I was laid off as part of Dartmouth’s financial woes and restructuring efforts. That kind of sucked … but having been through layoffs (and worse) before, I had a sense that it was coming, and more importantly knew what to do.
So I hopped on the job [...]

Department of Missing the Point by a Mile

From Pharyngula, this news:

Some Christian fanatics are concerned, quite reasonably, about the economy, and have chosen, quite absurdly, to try and correct the problem with prayer. So far, so typical, but then … well, they picked a peculiarly oblivious way to do it. They prayed before a statue of a golden bull on Wall Street.

We [...]

Debate Afterword; Economic Catastrophe

Hmm. Before a few words on our impending economic doom, a few notes on the debate, after settling for a few days.
I thought it pretty even between McCain and Obama, even after reading all the commentary afterwards that punditized it for McCain, and polled it for Obama.  Problem was, I wasn’t among those who needed [...]

The Whole Palin Thing

I’ve kept quiet about the Palin phenomenon, as so many others (more visible than I) have been covering all the bases.  Suffice to say that it’s a complete joke, but it’s a scary one.
The scary part comes from the same reason that I never really laughed all that hard at Bush jokes, because what he [...]

Recent Reading

Taking a break from the perpetual state of catching up on New Yorkers, I recently chugged through a few novels:

Forever, by Pete Hamill
The Book of Air and Shadows, by Michael Gruber

Forever appears to be the basis of the newish Fox show “New Amsterdam,” about an immortal detective; the base plotline is ripped wholesale from Hamill’s [...]

Obama '08

Yes We Did


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