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Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 23 2009

Happy Hour Announcement

Happy Hour will be unavoidably detained today. You can blame this guy: Given the choice between more Con dumbfuckery and astrophysics with Neil deGrasse Tyson, put it like this: Con dumbfuckery is forever, but Neil’s only going to be in Seattle tonight. There’s also apartment hunting to be done. Back soon, my darlings.

Feb 23 2009

Folk Medicine We Can Believe In

You know me. You know how I feel about woo. You know that I feel like a fool every time I take goldenseal and echinacea, because while my doctor swears they help colds, scientific studies are, shall we say, inconsistent at this time. And who the fuck knows what’s actually in the capsules they sell …

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Feb 23 2009

No Respect and No Shame

Yesterday, I told you about Ed Brayton and Todd Heywood’s experience trying to cover the Michigan Republicon Party’s convention. The saga continues, with Michigan Cons denying the intrepid independent reporters media credentials for the second straight day. But this time, the Cons are on the record with their sorry-ass excuses: Party officials described the denial …

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Feb 23 2009

¡Viva los Fósiles!

Ron Britton called, and many have answered. Including uno en español at La Columna de Cristal. Muchas gracias, Gen! And here’s hoping you’ll forgive my atrocious Spanish grammar. Friend of the cantina and official Thinking Brain Dog Cujo359 did his duty. The Gaytheist Agenda not only has the fossils, but the links. Cognitive Dissident has …

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Feb 22 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I look at these idiots, and the only thing I can think is “barking fucking mad:” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has said he’ll reject some of unemployment insurance from the federal stimulus package. Not to be outdone, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) said he’ll not only reject …

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Feb 22 2009

Sunday Sensational Science

Transitional Fossils Ron Britton, one of the Masters o’ the Smack-o-Matic, recreated this wonderful poster that really says everything one needs to say when arguing evolution’s case. He says: I’ve always liked this poster. The evidence for evolution goes way beyond the fossils, but this poster summarizes the fossil evidence quite well. One of the …

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Feb 22 2009

Afraid of Independent Press, Are We?

I’m not sure if Ed Brayton’s experience with the Michigan Con party is more funny, pathetic, or outrageous: On Friday night, I went with my colleague from the Michigan Messenger, Todd Heywood, to cover the Michigan Republican state convention in Lansing. We got to the convention center and stood in line at the registration desk …

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Feb 22 2009

Adios, Socks

He made it through the Clinton era, the Bush years, and caught a glimpse of the age of Obama, but that’s as far as he goes. Cancer just caught up with Socks, the former First Cat. It’s not many cats who’ve had such long, rich lives, or got to have their say in the White …

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Feb 22 2009

Where Are They Now? The Mercenaries Formerly Known As Blackwater Edition

Blackwater’s stock hasn’t been rising. The company’s come under fire for firing on Iraqi civilians, and both Iraq and the State Department planted a judicious boot up their arses. What’s a band of murderous mercenaries to do but change their name? Because, like Cons, Blackwater – um, excuse me, Xe – thinks it’s all about …

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Feb 21 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Vote for the Cons in 2010 and kiss your stimulus goodbye: It’s good to have dreams and aspirations, isn’t it? Too bad that the Republican party’s aspirations appear to be centered on destroying the country. After two decades of nearly unfettered access to run the nation, the Republicans are …

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