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The Office had its season premiere last night. At the end of last season we see Jim ask out Pam. The moment everyone who watches has been waiting for. The beginning of this season we see that they are, in fact, dating. I’m wondering where it will go from here. Sure they can stay together and continue to date, but part of what made their relationship so great and kept viewers interested is the constant chase that was going on. Now that the chase is over, will viewers stay interested? If they want to continue the show for a few more seasons, they will have to do something to keep people interested in their relationship. This will probably mean many complications, which I think is the wrong way to go, especially since the relationship between Pam and Jim is just a side note to the overall story of life in an office. I guess we’ll see where they take this.

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The new TV season has begun. There aren’t many new shows I’m looking forward to, but there are many returning favorites. How I Met Your Mother is a really good show. I really enjoyed last season and am looking forward to this season. The season premiere was a good one. The new show that premiered after it, The Big Bang Theory tried too hard to be nerdy and funny and really just came out boring. I’ll probably watch it a couple more times as they sandwiched it in between How I Met.. and Two and a Half Men. Speaking of which, the season premiere was really funny. I hope the writers can keep up with the laughs this season. I felt last season it started to get kind of stale. After Two and a Half.. was Rules of Engagement. I started watching this show in reruns the past couple of weeks and really like it. I think the only reason I like it is because Patrick Warburton (Putty from Seinfeld) is on it.

House premiered last night. I’m really looking forward to this season. Besides Lost, this is my favorite show. Hugh Laurie is so great in this role. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings. Chuck also premiered. Seems this season is full of geeks. I really enjoyed this highly unbelievable show. It was fun, something Heroes was in the beginning (I never watched the last 3 episodes last season). Other than Lost, I can’t think of any other shows I really want to watch. There’s always Entourage, who’s season just ended, and Psych which also just ended. Other than that, nothing really excites me this season. I do wish Studio 60 was still around. We need more smart TV shows like that.

Well, let me rephrase. Tagging in WP 2.3 is a joke. Tagging was pulled out of 2.2 because it wasn’t ready for prime time. Well, after using 2.3 release candidate, it still is far from prime time. In fact, it belongs in daytime soap opera land. Cheap, cheesy, and incomplete. There is no way to manage tags. Once you create a tag, it’s there forever, unless you go back to the post you created it in and delete it. Also, if you have been blogging for a while, do not use the convert categories to tags function. When it says convert, it does just that, but it doesn’t leave your categories behind. It deletes them. So then you will have 404s for all those category pages. For someone like me, who’s been using WordPress for a long time, I’d want my categories to be categories and tags and then continue to add tags to the new posts. They say the left tags with a lot of holes because they want to let plugins fill in the gaps. That sounds lazy to me and will cause a lot of confusion. “Hey guys, we released a new version of WP. The new version contains tagging ability. Oh, but you won’t be able to manage them or anything out of the box because we’re lazy and didn’t want to write that ability. Instead, use these third-party plugins that aren’t supported or updated by us. Kthxbai.” WP is really dropping the ball with development.

Also, my If you liked that (multi-category) plugin will not work with 2.3 due to changes in database structure. I hope to have an updated version out soon for anyone who wants to use with with 2.3.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties.

The earmark appears to be the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over science education in Louisiana, in which some Christian groups have opposed the teaching of evolution and, more recently, have pushed to have it prominently labeled as a theory with other alternatives presented. Educators and others have decried the movement as a backdoor effort to inject religious teachings into the classroom. Source

This is so sad. First off, the Constitution says that the government shall not favor any religion, and by allowing the teaching of Creationist Theory, they are doing exactly that. They should also label Intelligent Design as a theory based on faith and not a theory in scientific terms. It has no scientific backing, whereas evolution is something that is seen all throughout nature over and over with data to back it up. Secondly, if they want to show other theories, then they must include all, including the theory of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Scientology, and others. Not everyone has the same creationist theory that Christians have and by including their’s and not that of other religions they are stepping on the Constitution, something that is already being done by giving your tax money to religious groups to promote their religion to begin with. It seems the Constitution no longer matters. *sigh*