October 23rd, 2008

domestic dissent

28 ATTACKS IN 28 DAYS. Day 16: ALIEN!

Have y'all been following this? In response to McCain-Palin's attack robo-calls, these guys have put together a hilarious series of faux-attack ads on Obama. I loves me my ironic cultural criticism.

(By the way, I'm going to try to remember to always say "McCain-Palin" when referring to their candidacy, because, dudes, people might forget who'll replace McCain should he kick it.)

Without further ado, "OBAMA IS AN ALIEN FROM THE PLANET KROLTAR"

Their description:

NO FACTS - JUST ATTACKS!

The Center For American Free Thought is launching a series of baseless attacks on Senator Obama on behalf of the McCain campaign, per their specific request that we change the subject from "The Current Economic Problems Facing Our Nation" to "Anything Bad We Can Possibly Say About Barack Obama."

Updated at approximately 12 midnight (ET), The Center For American Free Thought will be launching a brand new ATTACK on Senator Barack Obama EVERY DAY for 28 DAYS.

UNSUBSTANTIATED CHARGES.
LAST-MINUTE PANIC.
DESPERATION YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.

Enjoy!
Chris
can't take the sky from me

Existing drug "reboots" immune system to reverse multiple sclerosis

This is amazing news for MS sufferers, and this research also provides hope for other auto-immune diseases such as diabetes and lupus.

This is world-changing medical news, folks. We're living in an age where we can cure all manner of diseases that used to kill people. I suspect that, in the next 50 years, diseases won't kill anyone anymore.

That is, if the effects of the Singularity don't solve all our problems sooner. Or destroy us the moment after it happens.

Thanks to adammaker for the heads-up.

Best,
Chris
stone monkey

reality check

Amidst all the pro- and against- political blogging, David Horsey gives us a reality check that the problems the US faces will be a bitch to fix regardless of who gets elected.


Click the image to see Horsey's site.

Chris
Earth-from-space

Astro-Image of the Day: US East Coast Displays Autumn Colors

This pretty shot comes to you courtesy of NASA’s Terra satellite:

Click the image to see the story.
Click here to see a ginormous image of same.


Because the weather's been freakishly warm until the last few days here in Kansas, we haven't gotten any autumn colors. Basically, the green and yellow leaves are dropping now that the weather's in the 40s and 50s. *sigh*

Happy Fall!
Chris