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Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 31 2014

PZ Gets Demoted

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You should make a major issue Of incinerating tissue If you don’t, we’ll make you wissue Had a different point of view! Cos abortion can’t be easy And the doctors must be sleazy So the comments made by PZ Are a special sort of woo! If his scientific training Contradicts what we’re maintaining Does it …

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Mar 29 2014

The Best Advice I Ever Got

I would write it in letters, eleven feet tall— And how they would shine; they would glisten!— The advice I once got, the most useful of all: “Just shut the fuck up… and listen.” and hey, it applies across any number of different contexts!

Mar 29 2014

There Are Miracles, And Then There Are Miracles

Be careful what you pray for.

Mar 28 2014

Looking Under The Hood…

I just love statistics, and numbers, and such Whether icy abstractions or warm to the touch I’ve been told that, perhaps, I adore them too much— That my feelings are more-or-less “weird” Ok, “weird” I can see, but I have to confess I’m put off by the too-imprecise “more or less”— Is it greater, or …

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Mar 27 2014

“Noah” As A Stealth Climate Change Movie?

Could “Noah” be a metaphor For global climate change? At first, the claim is ludicrous– At second, merely strange The people didn’t listen, And the global waters rose: Replacing “God” with “Scientists”, The story likewise goes. Our sins will lead to flooding, That plot, too, remains the same– A global warming metaphor That dare not …

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Mar 25 2014

Money To Burn

There’s a lesson here, somewhere, If only we’d learn it Yes, people love money, But working to earn it? Much better to win some Why, no one would spurn it— With no guarantee, though… You might as well burn it. A radio station in Calgary has been (and, currently, still is) conducting an experiment of …

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Mar 24 2014

It’s Protective Custody, That’s What It Is.

Once again, recent events call out an older verse. I fucking hate it when that happens. [...S]ome civil libertarians and women’s rights advocates worry that if Gibbs is convicted, the precedent could inspire more prosecutions of Mississippi women and girls for everything from miscarriage to abortion — and that African Americans, who suffer twice as …

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Mar 23 2014

On Realizing That Corporations Are People Too… And That You’ve Fallen In Love With One.

My darling corporate entity I’ve loved you from the start One hundred ten percentity, With more than just my heart I told you what I meantity In poetry and prose You showed your discontentity And that’s the way it goes. My sweetheart business enterprise I tried to win you back I told you my intenterprise— …

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Mar 22 2014

Denser Than The Pre-Expansion Universe

Expansion of the cosmos At a faster pace than light Renders Genesis a fairy tale, It seems—alas, not quite. The mental calisthenics That it takes to make them fit Will keep believers straining, when An honest mind would quit “A believer and a scientist”, Is how she chose to live— But disconfirming evidence Meant something …

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Mar 21 2014

Someone Is… On The Internet

An article on politics— No if, no ands, no buts— Will bring out Libertarians Who’ll demonstrate they’re nuts But also arch-conservatives And liberals by the score Who’ll engage in verbal fisticuffs And all return for more. An essay on religion— Any angle you might choose— An opinionated blog post Or the fair and balanced news …

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