Friday, September 12, 2008

Ike looks bad

I don't know if I have any readers in the path of Ike, but if I do, please take care of yourselves. It's too late to run. I hope all are prepered.
Be careful and I'll see you on the other side.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First Beam!

The first beam has made it around the CERN LHC ring!

Read about it here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Football is back. All is well with the world. Lab Boy is happy.

I said all is well with the world.

Don't make me stick my fingers in my ears and hum loudly.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Well, crap.

Over the last week or two, I've been reading (and watching) the coverage of the conventions and their attendant protests. The cops in both cities have over-reacted. In Denver we had this, for example:

Nice, eh? An NBC reporter was arrested for... um... something nasty, I'm sure.

Then at the RNC, we have Amy Goodman (Democracy Now anchor and pacifist) arrested:

We have "flower girl" pepper sprayed:

So after all this, I was thinking about my constitutional rights. Assembly, expression and all that kind if hippie stuff. I decided to pull out the new toy (iPod touch) that I had loaded with the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, so I could read what the founding fathers had to say about the whole protesting the government thing. What did I see? Well, I'll tell you that I had a fleeting moment of panic when I saw this:

Says it all, don't it?