Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, but first I need more coffee.

Month: September 2008

TED: The Real Difference

I’ve been a fan of TED for a while. It’s an amazing conference of the worlds most influential geeks. They’ve been posting their videos for a while and this one is as interesting as it is relevant. It’s about 19 minutes.

Talks Jonathan Haidt: The real difference between liberals and conservatives

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.

OK. Apparently I cannot embed video from TED which sucks. So here’s the link:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind.html

TED has a lot of other great talks online be sure to check it out: http://www.ted.com/

For the record I do not consider myself liberal. I consider myself a progressive (which has far more in common with liberals than it does with conservatives).

Sarah Palin is Failin’ her GED in Foreign Policy

I saw two clips of Sarah Palin yesterday. Both are from Katie Couric’s interview. She made Sarah look like a complete lightweight. Let me repeat that so it can sink in. Katie Couric that heavyweight paragon of journalism made Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska and VP candidate, look like a complete lightweight. The other clip Ms. Palin did her best to channel Bush on why Iran was the bad guys and we were the good guys, only slightly more articulate.

If you watch these clips, try not to blink or wince or cringe or run screaming out of the house yelling “We’re dooomed…dooomed I tell ya… if she becomes President!”

Couric 1: Palin Talks Russia With Katie Couric (VIDEO)

Couric 2: Palin’s Bush-like Interview: Foreign Affairs Is Good v. Evil

I thought the reason why the McCain campaign was controlling the presses access to Governor Palin was so she could bone up on foreign policy for her debate with Joe Biden. She’s went to the UN and met with Kissinger and Uribe and Karzai. It was like the Model UN in high school, only for real.

Speaking of the debate Dahlia Lithwick over at Slate.com has excellent advice on how Biden should debate Palin.

After seeing those clips I feel I need to watch something uplifting. Like Fargo. Yeah!

Update: I just saw another painful to watch clip of Sarah Palin from Couric’s interview embedded within this TPMtv video of John McCain entitled The Dog Ate My Debate. After watching it all I want to know is what is wrong with John’s eye?

Update II: Sarah is the gift that keeps on giving. Watch
Jack Cafferty Tells Us How He Really Feels About Sarah Palin.

Photo Meme

Saw it yesterday. On Twitter I think. Now today on Planet Python. Okay, I’ll be a lemming.

Photo Meme

Instructions: Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with the picture.

Photo Meme

Saw it yesterday. On Twitter I think. Now today on Planet Python. Okay, I’ll be a lemming.

Photo Meme

Instructions: Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with the picture.

Livejournal

I’d resisted using livejournal for a very long time, but so many people i know are on it, that if I want to keep up with them I feel compelled to participate. With that in mind I thought I could just import my blog posts from this website via an RSS feed. I can’t. So now, I’m stuck with two sites.

I wonder if I can scrape my livejournal entries and feed them into wordpress. I’ll report back. Meanwhile you can check out my livejournal account:

entp2007.livejournal.com

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