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Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities [from]
IT'S NOT OIL: No one in the area can recall seeing anything like it before.
Arctic Goo. (via @djsaki) [from]
Nobody knows for sure what the gunk is, but Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says the Coast Guard is sure what it is not. "It's certainly biological," Hasenauer said. "It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter. "It's definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it's some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism."
I, for one, welcome our new cubic gelatinous overlords.
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
뉴욕타임즈 전 칼럼니스트 앤드류 설리번, 칼럼모음 수록.
Some readers have asked me to put all the various odd lies of Sarah Palin that the Dish has compiled in one helpful place. So that's what we've done. A couple of months ago, I asked an intern to re-fact-check all of them to make sure new details hadn't emerged that might debunk some. And I also asked to get any subsequent statements by Palin that acknowledged that she had erred in any of these statements that are easily rebuttable by facts in the public record and apologized and corrected. She has not. Since this was a vast project over the last ten months, it's possible there are some nuances or errors that need fixing. Please tell us if you find one and we'll acknowledge and fix. But it has been put through the ringer a few times. After you have read these, ask yourself: what wouldn't Sarah Palin lie about if she felt she had to?
What it's like to debate Sarah Palin
I've debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times. And she's a master, not of facts, figures, or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the nonanswer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Senator Biden, or anyone, can do.
"Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers, and yet when asked questions, you spout off facts, figures, and policies, and I'm amazed. But then I look out into the audience and I ask myself, 'Does any of this really matter?' " Palin said.
I know firsthand: She's a master of the nonanswer.
For tonight: a preview if you will.