Sunday, August 20, 2006

Bits and pieces

As if many of us didn't already think it, Iraq is in a state of civil war.

Is conservatism over? A few weeks ago, E.J. Dionne and others made the case. I think the Bush II presidency has debunked the myth of GOP supremacy, don't you?

FDL Book Salon has Part II on 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Fight the Right.

On the business scene, corporations may need to rethink teamwork versus innovation:

Firms that focus on individual employee achievement and uniqueness are more conducive to generating innovative ideas than companies that emphasize a more team-based culture, according to Barry Staw, a professor of leadership and communication at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Scientists find brain evolution gene. Wouldn't it be nice if this gene could, oh, I don't know, evolve a bit faster!

Jill at Feministe writes about right-wing virginity from an org entitled, Tradition, Family and Property. No, it's not a joke!

And egads! Digby curses the Ole Perfesser, that would be Insta... um, I'll be nice and just point you to Roy Edroso. Someone has the gawd-awful idea that singularity could very well fulfill the Christian idea of The Rapture.

Coming up this week, Katrina comes back to haunt the Bush Administration when Spike Lee's four-hour film on our nation's worst natural disaster and the heckuva job FEMA did airs Monday and Tuesday nights on HBO. Some real heart-breaking stories. Jeralyn at TalkLeft suggests an action alert:
Help water the bushes for the anniversary of Katrina.
Please send a bottle of water to:
President George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Put your return address as:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130