Daily Archives: December 20th, 2006 «

 

The eyes have it

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 10:03 pm » 13 Comments

Via the BBC: Scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics behind human eye colour. They found that just a few “letters” out of the six billion that make up the genetic code are responsible for most of the variation in human eye colour. The research, by a team of scientists from […]

 

On criticism of the media and blogs

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 8:22 pm » 13 Comments

There’s a lot of talk on both sides of the aisle today about Wall Street Journal assistant editorial features editor Joseph Rago’s piece on the demise of the media and rise of the blogosphere and National Review editor Rich Lowry’s surprising piece in which he defends the MSM, saying that they’re not always wrong. The […]

 

Dolls representing homosexuals removed from nativity scene in Italy’s parliament

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 6:11 pm » 4 Comments

Via Reuters: ROME (Reuters) – Two leftists in Italy’s ruling coalition on Wednesday outraged fellow lawmakers by placing four dolls representing homosexual couples near the baby Jesus in the official nativity scene in parliament. The two parliamentarians from the small “Rose in the Fist” party said their gesture was to promote the legalization of gay […]

 

Wednesday Open thread

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 4:33 pm » 4 Comments

There’s nothing like Christmas music from the Carpenters to help mellow you out after having a trying day (as I’ve had). The audio track on this is a little different than the one you usually hear on the radio – I found that version at YouTube, but the sound quality on it wasn’t very good. […]

 

Victor Davis Hanson on presidential candidates and ‘diplomacy’

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 2:41 pm » Comments Off

I missed this one when it was first posted a couple of days ago, but VDH smacks down wannabe-foreign-policy-diplomat-types like Senator Kerry and NM Governor Richardson who have made it a point to meddle in US foreign policy by having talks with and/or visiting countries hostile to what the US, visits and talks that could […]

 

What it’s supposed to mean to be Miss USA

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 1:12 pm » 3 Comments

Via the Miss USA website (emphasis added): Who would have thought that a local “bathing beauty” competition spearheaded by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, CA would metamorphose into a landmark annual tradition with countless young women around the country vying to become Miss USA? As hundreds of millions of fans have watched in 125 different […]

 

Concrete proof that the media will make a ‘controversy’ out of anything

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2006 at 10:40 am » 9 Comments

As you may have already heard by now, it was reported yesterday that the First Lady had a small skin cancer tumor removed from her right knee in early November. The MSM has managed to turn this news into a manufactured ‘controversy’ because it wasn’t revealed until yesterday. Ian at Hot Air has the video […]