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Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 30 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Short and sweet today, my darlings. It’s not just because I have to pack for the trip, but also because the stupid’s not quite as thick on the ground as usual. I think the right tired itself out frothing over Judge Sotomayor this week. But there are still a …

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May 30 2009

What Hilzoy Said

Hilzoy explores Obama’s recent bit of political aikido, and gets right down to the heart of things: Seriously: Obama is a serious student of the civil rights movement, which in turn drew a lot of inspiration from Gandhi. Both Gandhi and the Civil Rights movement made brilliant use of the following method: you do something …

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May 30 2009

Bush: Still Stupid After All These Months

Yes, I admit it. I sometimes miss Bush bashing. He possessed a quality of stupid that was one step above the rest. He’s still got it: President Bush — in contrast to Dick Cheney — has insisted that President Obama “deserves my silence.” Yesterday, in his largest domestic speech since leaving office, however, Bush would …

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May 30 2009

Consequences

So, what have all the grandstanding NIMBYs accomplished? Looks like they’ve inspired others to follow their lead: It appears that our European allies have noticed the rhetoric — and recent bipartisan votes — from Congress on Gitmo. The Obama administration’s push to resettle at least 50 Guantanamo Bay prisoners in Europe is meeting fresh resistance …

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May 30 2009

Wikipedia PWNS Scientology

Heh heh heh. Awesome: Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology and its members from editing its site after discovering that members of the church were editing articles in order to give the church favorable coverage. The move is being hailed as “an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits,” and it is the …

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May 29 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I’m sure all of you have noticed by now that the right’s come completely unhinged. Well, more completely unhinged. Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination’s released liberated them from the last thread of restraint. Some of you may point out a few of the right-wing voices denouncing the right-wing fucktards. And to …

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May 29 2009

What Did We Tell You?

Remember how Brian and PZ and about twenty bajillion other science bloggers warned us that all the hype over Ida was going to become a creationist field day? It did: Right on cue, the Worldnutdaily shows us why what the scientists, PR people and media outlets who overhyped the find of an early primate fossil …

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May 29 2009

Erick Erickson Loses the Last of His Marbles

And I know he’s lost them, because only a mableless man would compare Rush Limbaugh to Jesus. That’s right. Jesus. Christ. Peter, under pressure and fear, denied Christ not just once, but three times. Peter, though, feared death. The strain on Peter was great. The rest of us, though, typically fear the opinions of others. …

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May 29 2009

Kitteh’s Thowing His Life Away

It’s so sad when it comes to this:

May 28 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Today is a day filled with OMFG moments. It’s a day when you risk shattering your skull, because there’s only so many times your head can hit a desk before structural weaknesses emerge. Let’s begin with perhaps the biggest *headdesk* moment so we can just get it out of …

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