Adding to the pile, Weblogs, Inc. Sells

I’m not one of those bloggers who normally adds to the pile, but this one’s important. Scoble is reporting via various other blogs and Memeorandum that Weblogs, Inc. (maker of Engadget, TUAW, etc) has sold out to AOL. I love Jason Calacanis’ blog. He’s a guy who understands how to run a business. I met him at Gnomedex and he seemed to be a nice, intelligent guy. This one’s important. In other acquisition news, Newsgator bought NetNewsWire. Google the names, I’m tired of typing in links. I really need to switch to Markdown or something…


Jesus Adam, I thought Arkansas had a bunch of wackos…

Boy, those Indiana videos you do are really being put into perspective:

According to a draft of the recommended change in state law, every woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother through assisted reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation,and egg donation, must first file for a “petition for parentage” in their local county probate court.

Or, in more real language, from the Pandagon blog:

Indiana’s legislature is considering a law mandating that a man better get laid if a baby is being made. Seriously, that’s pretty much how the bill is worded.

Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana, including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do become pregnant “by means other than sexual intercourse.”

Damn those doctors and their playing god in baby making. There’s only one holy way to get the baby juice to the baby juice recepticle, and that’s with the lights off in the missionary position.


Google Down?

Anyone else having problems with Google? I can’t get any searches to go through. Oh well, Yahoo gets a few more pageviews for the day I guess.


links for 2005-10-04


Two perspectives on Intelligent Design

University of Arkansas, Fort Smith had a recent lecture on Intelligent Design. Delagar, a blogger I quite like, represents his perspective on the meeting here, and KFSM, which I think is a fairly poor excuse for a news organization and always has been, represents their perspective here. Notice the spin on both. Very interesting any time you can see documentation of two perspectives of the same event, especially something as controversial as ID. As far as my opinion, rebranding Creationism as Intelligent Design and then starting the same old argument all over again, is just arguing. Unless we want to tell the story of all the creation myths in our schools (some of which are pretty damn cool), I’d say lets leave the creation stories to evolution and the scientists.