Tuesday, November 29, 2005


New Photography Blog

It's possibly way too early to mention this, but due to popular demand I've started an all-photography blog. It's called The Online Photographer blog, and the web address is:


There's one rule...no politics. :-)

There's nothing much up yet (I only started it yesterday). But if you're one of the QM readers who are also photographers, well...you're cordially invited to check it out from time to time. Especially once it gets going.

The Quotidian Meander

Monday, November 28, 2005


Did Bush Mislead the Public?

If any Republican tries to tell you that Bush never "deliberately" misled the public, send 'em to this link:


It outlines chapter and verse on 55 specific misleading statements the President made.

For those not yet convinced.

The Quotidian Meander

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


'X' Marks the Spot

It takes a machine glich to express how I feel about the lies and propaganda that comes from the mouth of the VPOTUS every time he opens it....

The Quotidian Meander

Quote of the Day

"Creationism is mythology. Intelligent design is mythology. It's not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not."

--Professor Paul Mirecki, Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Kansas, announcing a University course called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies."

The Quotidian Meander

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Happy Anniversary

Today is the 35th anniversary of the march on Washington, which set a record at the time for the largest public demonstration in United States history. A quarter of a million demonstrators peacefully called for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Viet Nam.

The administration a year later talked of the "nattering nabobs of negativism" (a phrase spoken by Spiro Agnew but written by William Safire) in the press, and attempted to spin public opinion by suggesting that not supporting the war was unpatriotic.

How times have changed.

The Quotidian Meander

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Devolution in Kansas

The QM notes with considerable amusement that magic is now to be taught in Kansas schools. The so-called "Intelligent Design" "theory" (which evolved from Creationism, which evolved from Biblical fundamentalism) has been mandated to be force-fed to Kansas students along with accepted theories of biology. Thus does metaphysics drive its wedge into science, and thus does Kansas demonstrate the pitfalls of public education by fiat.

It seems to me that if an intelligence designed Kansans, they would have the wit to follow the lead of scientists in such matters, instead of capitulating to the wilfull ignorance of non-scientists pining for official reinforcement of supernatural fantasies.

In a perhaps not unrelated development, they are giving away free land in Kansas (click the link), to try to entice people to move there from elsewhere and reverse the declining population. Perhaps if Kansans would resist their impulses to reconstitute medieval world-views, they would do better at that project.

The Quotidian Meander

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Re the Alito Nomination...

"One group is breathing a big sigh of relief: Corporate America. Of the dozen or so names on Bush's rumored short list of high court candidates, Alito ranked near the top for the boardroom set. In the 800-plus opinions he has penned during his 15 years as a federal judge, Alito consistently has come down on the side of limiting corporate liability, limiting employee rights, and limiting federal regulation."

"Why Big Business Likes Alito" Business Week, November 1st 2005

The Quotidian Meander

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