McCain / Palin = Tigh / Roslin

McCain / Palin = Tigh / Roslin

McCain / Palin = Tigh / Roslin

For those of you that didn’t follow it, Battlestar Gallactica was an excellent television program. From what I understand there is still one official episode for the series yet to be aired, but the current “end” of the series was something of a downer. A poster on Fark nailed down the plot precisely, which when compared to picture above, caused a bit of the ole’ lol.

Drunk Astronaut Quote 2008-09-02 09:46:40 AM
mythicknight: /by the lords of kobol

So McCain’s a drunken Cyclon and former terrorist who killed his first wife, and Palin’s a religious whack-job on hallucinogens and is dying of cancer? Keep in mind that Roslin led her people to a dead planet that is a smoking ash from nuclear war too…

And that’s pretty much how the show ended. And is a bit more evidence for the argument that this election is becoming a joke of epic proportions. The fact that I’m watching Joe Lieberman at the RNC just adds to the hilarity.
UPDATE: bOING bOING has more on this.  It looks like the conspiracy extends further that I first realized.
But not only that, they even have a campaign website.   The similarities are eerie.

Tigh doesn’t know how many homes he owns?
Fleet shocked that people own homes.

The opposition has jumped at the opportunity to portray Colonel Tigh as elitist as he stumbled in a recent interview to answer the question on how many homes does he own. The question came out of nowhere, specifically since no one actually owns a home in the Fleet and most people sleep crammed in ship hangers or multiple people to a room. Still the Colonel could not answer the question.


Laura Roslin Responds to “Beauty Queen” Comments

Twenty years ago, candidate Laura Roslin won Miss Congeniality and Most Likely to Airlock a Cylon while a contestant in the Miss Caprica City Pageant. Ms. Roslin’s critics look to her days as a pageant participant negatively, citing it as just another reason why she is unqualified to serve as Colonel Tigh’s running mate.

Great stuff.  Good jorb,

Happy Independence Day….

All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America in 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth are equal from birth, all the peoples have a right to live, to be happy and free.

The Declaration of the French Revolution made in 1791 on the Rights of Man and the Citizen also states: “All men are born free and with equal rights, and must always remain free and have equal rights.”

Those are undeniable truths.

Vietnam Independence Day « Everyday’s a Holiday.


Guess who wrote that one?

On this day in 1945, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence of the newly-proclaimed Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

You can read a bit more at the link above.  If you want to know why the U.S. didn’t win or ultimately support that war…now you know why.  They were fighting for our ideals on their home turf.  A lesson for a young country, if you will.

Oh Yeah, and Obama Gave Some Speech

Denver – In a stadium packed to the brim with more than 80,000 Americans waving red, white, and blue flags, Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, becoming the first African-American candidate for that office from a major party.

“With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States,” he said as the crowd roared, stamped their feet, and flashed their cameras throughout Denver’s Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.

Senator Obama then made an emphatic appeal to the working and middle classes, blaming their economic struggles on eight years of the “failed policies of George W. Bush.” While he pledged not use the “same partisan playbook” to attack GOP rival John McCain, Obama made the strongest case yet against the Arizona senator, assailing him for holding onto the “old, discredited Republican philosophy” and “standing alone in his stubborn refusal to end a misguided war.”

He also challenged Senator McCain on his own turf, saying he was more than ready to “have a debate about who has the temperament, and judgment, to serve as the next commander-in-chief.”

Soaring speech from Obama, plus some specifics |

Like most of the media (hey look, I’m honest enough to admit that I’m part of it) I’ve been focusing the vast majority of my attention over the last few days on Sarah Palin and the circus surrounding her (HA!!! Actually no one was talking about her on Monday, despite all the juice.  They’ve been blowing Gustav all weekend.  He barely came at all).  I’ve actually got another, more serious, post on that coming up.  There’s some b.s. in the WSJ (News Corpse Cadillac) that I was to tear asunder.  It’s here if you want the preview.

But now I wanted to cover Obama real quick.  He’s been lost in the shuffle since giving the performance of his life.  This is what it looked like.

It’s a heckuva speech.  For anyone who wants to know what he is, wants to do and why, watch the speech.

I’ve got a version of it with live commentary I’ll try and post later.  It’s too large for normal Youtube Upload, so I’ll probably have to split it up.  Might even give it some “Pop-up Video” treatment.  If you want that, say so.

Regardless, this election isn’t just about making fun of McCain and his VPilf choice, it’s also about supporting one of the most exciting and with it politicians I’ve seen in my short time on this rock.

UPDATE: Here’s the fact-checking.

True Bood Invented…At Least the Potential for It

Scientists said Tuesday that they had devised a way to grow large quantities of blood in the lab using human embryonic stem cells, potentially making blood drives a thing of the past.

But experts cautioned that although it represented a significant technical advance, the new approach required several key improvements before it could be considered a realistic alternative to donor blood.

The research team outlined a four-step process for turning embryonic stem cells into red blood cells capable of carrying as much oxygen as normal blood. The procedure was published online by the journal Blood.

Researchers produce blood in lab from stem cells – Los Angeles Times.

I love that the journal is just called Blood.

But yes, you read that right. We can now make blood. This is the amazing thing about embryonic stem cells, if you feed them right they can become an entire person. It happens everyday, quite naturally, now we are learning how to guide the process.

Oh, and for those of you that think these cells come from aborted abortions, they don’t. We fertilize more than 10x the number of eggs needed for all in utero attachment operations and freezing stuff and selling eggs on the market, etc. It doesn’t take much to get some stem cells together, curiously enough. Most women have millions of eggs and most men produce millions of sperm…per day. There’s a reason our species came to dominate this planet and our incredible reproductive adaptability is a big part of that.

There is not a shortage of humans or stem cells and creating a false one is killing fully formed people with families, experience and knowledge, the last two of which are unique. Think about that for a second. I keep hearing from these boomers opine that life begins at 50, which is to say nothing of conception.

Regardless of that debate, this is cool for two other reasone. One is a new HBO show about Vampires, based on this very technological development.

The other cool part is how it illustrates the kind of change in political environment we need to keep pace with the change in technological environment.

Think about it for a second…all our soldiers, all our gunshots victims (gooo 2nd!!), all our stabbing victims, all our emergency room patients, all our living, breathing, people, will have the blood they need. Good, clean, blood. No infections, no, “Umm, sorry we saved your life by gave you Hep C” conversations.

This is the future that is possible.

But not with McCain/Palin, as they and their Supreme Court choices, will outlaw any form of public or private research. It seems weird to look at it like that, and I may even be accused of politicizing science with pointing it out. But fuck that, making something legal isn’t involving politics, it’s involving freedom. Making some illegal takes politics. And government.

We are naturally free, it take government to kill that.

(And sometimes it helps make our freedoms worthwhile in the form of hospitals and stuff like that…which having lots of clean blood available would make cheaper and more effective)