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white like frank black is

Good God, Bill Clinton's new life sounds just like mine, only in a bigger house.

Whether he is roaming around his 11-room home in Chappaqua with his dog, Buddy, unpacking 120 boxes and filling bookshelves, learning how to use his A.T.M. cash card and his new Palm Pilot, or venturing out of the wooded confines of northern Westchester for a night in Manhattan, a man who so craves attention and company is described by friends as adrift and often isolated. He has lost much of his White House staff, the counsel of many of the people who have guided him through eight years of intermittent crises, and even the daily companionship of his family. His wife... essentially lives in Washington.

Intelligent design theory is the latest offering from conservatives who want to get around the ban on teaching creationism; it posits that the mechanisms of life are too complex to have evolved by chance, and therefore betray evidence of an intelligent designer. Fine, but the theory doesn't give any details about the process of design, nor is there any empirical way to test it. It's not really a theory so much as a philosophical stance, which is fine, but you can't teach it; there's nothing to teach. This is my favorite part of the article:

At the briefing, Nancy Pearcey quoted the lyrics of a song by the Bloodhound Gang -- "You and me, baby, ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel." This, she warned, is what we can expect if the materialism of the Darwinians persuades us that we are merely mammals, rather than beings elevated above other animals and created in the image of God. She urged the congressmen in her audience to remember that the U.S. legal system is grounded in the belief in a creator as the ultimate source of moral law. Darwinism, by undermining that belief, is morally and legally dangerous.

Naked News: they're naked, they read the news. It took me forever to get RealPlayer working, but I eventually started the show and learned that Matthew Perry is in rehab for his addiction to painkillers. Apparently the program is getting some male anchors soon.

 

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