Month: September 2007

Texas Legislature voting process

Watch the full video for some interesting behavior from the Texas Legislature. It seems that if someone is absent, whoever gets to their desk first votes for them. [youtube eG6X-xtVask] I wonder if this happens in the US Legislature as well?

Shocking News: Soda makes us fat!

Now, there are those who have been saying this for years, but it’s getting to the point where some might consider it a pandemic. I remember my father telling me that soda pop was just plain bad for us. I believed him for most of my childhood. Even to the point where during football ,…
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American travel fund

Interesting quote from Rick Steves, a well known European traveler: “I think if the world knew what was good for it, it would establish a fund to pay for Americans all to have a free trip for six weeks, anywhere they wanted around the world upon graduation. It would be the best investment the world…
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Book Review: Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is one of those books that everyone, even non-sci-fi fans, are somewhat familiar with. If you haven’t read the book, then you have seen the movie. I vaguely remember seeing the 1984 movie, but never read the book, so I figured I would take the opportunity when I saw it come through‘s new…
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Fantastic NASCAR Video

I recently rediscovered the following clip. It’s one of the funniest clips I’ve seen (or heard) from The Onion. NASCAR Coach Reveals Winning Strategy: ‘Drive Fast’

The Ornery American (OSC) thrashes the Republican Right on Immigration

Wow… Orson Scott Card thrashes on the Republican Right in his latest article on immigration. Check it out and see for yourself. I think he’s tired of trying to be logical because they aren’t listening. He’s just tossing dirt-clods now. Although he makes good points throughout.