August 2008

I’m off to Boston first thing Tuesday, flying SEA-DEN-BOS and returning BOS-SFO-SEA on Sunday. From those routings, you can tell it’s United, can’t you? I’ve applied to upgrade both trips; in each case I’m confirmed on one leg, waitlisted on the other. 15K miles for each upgrade; I’m drawing down my MP balance as fast…

Read More Off to Boston, using all the Frequent Flier miles I can

Here’s the new “American Prayer” video by Dave Stewart and a crowd of celebrities endorsing Obama. It’s pretty good, and I make no apologies for being part of the viral network…. Read more about the project here: As an Englishman, I’m not an expert in all the intricate details of American politics. But as an…

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Stephen Law is bemused, because in Nigeria… Muslims are attacking Christians because they think that Christians prayed for the death of their leader, and their prayers worked. Why would their prayers work, though, if, as Muslim’s think, Christianity is a false religion? I assume that this is a rhetorical question, because the answer is pretty…

Read More Demonic woo

The Pub Philosopher watches the final episode of Dawkins on Darwin, in which Dawkins talks to science teachers: There was an embarrassed silence as the penny dropped. Indoctrinated by years of multi-cultural relativism, these scientists had found themselves saying that science was just one way of understanding how the world was created. Whether or not…

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Who kidnapped Deepak Chopra, and where have they hidden him? Normally, Deepak Chopra’s contributions to HuffPo and other forums have been unadulterated woo; pure mystical New Age claptrap. But today he nailed Rick Warren’s fatuous Saddleback forum in uncompromisingly blunt language.. For McCain, it’s all as simple as what Reaganism carved out almost thirty years…

Read More Good grief! I agree with Deepak Chopra!