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Chris Clarke

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Name: Chris Clarke
Date registered: 29 September 2011
URL: http://coyot.es/crossing/

Latest posts

  1. On using suicide as a rhetorical strategy — 1 August 2013
  2. Lazy writer is lazy — 21 July 2013
  3. We told you! You didn’t believe us but we told you! — 20 July 2013
  4. Deadly woo purveyor out of prison — 15 July 2013
  5. Sing it, Carl — 13 July 2013

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Apr 19 2013

Also, I know I’ll probably get flamed for this…

But after this week I just don’t care. PZ can feed me to the squids if he wants to. I just don’t care.

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Apr 19 2013

Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch must resign

Occidental College is a small school in northeastern Los Angeles. It’s got about 2,000 students at any one time. And it’s got a huge sexual assault problem: yesterday, 38 students and alumnae of Occidental filed a Title IX complaint with the Federal Department of Education claiming that the college violated civil rights law in its …

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Apr 18 2013

I know almost nothing about Jackiesue

I only just learned she even exists a few minutes ago. She calls herself “a pagan and a left wing democrat” in the tagline of her blog “Yellowdog Granny,” where she also says “I got older but I never grew up.” She’s a friend of someone I’ve known online for a few years. She’s in …

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Apr 12 2013

Thank you, crowepps

Bad news: I’m informed offline by Mattir that fellow hordeling crowepps has passed away, not particularly expectedly. She wasn’t the most loquacious commenter here, and I didn’t know her at all aside from reading what she wrote here. But I always liked what she had to say. She was funny: I am boggled by the …

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Apr 11 2013

New Rule

You’ve all seen it, the increasingly common inept attempt people make to defuse valid criticism of their untenable positions. Most recent sighting for me was this comment at The Mary Sue, which consisted mainly of the commenter saying that no way would any man have pulled the “fake geek girl” routine on Rae Johnston and …

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Apr 09 2013

This is just disgusting and wrong

The Kraken

This cocktail, called “The Kraken” by its purveyors at the Whitehouse-Crawford restaurant in Walla Walla, WA, is one of the worst abominations I’ve ever seen. Here’s the description by the restaurateurs: spicy, dirty vodka martini with tentacles In other words, they take an innocent little cephalopod and mercilessly plunk it into a so-called “martini” made …

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Apr 07 2013

Relax, everyone. It’s only a metaphor.

The Telegraph’s environment denier James Delingpole wants us to know he really doesn’t think environmental scientists and journalists should be executed: Should Michael Mann be given the electric chair for having concocted arguably the most risibly inept, misleading, cherry-picking, worthless and mendacious graph – the Hockey Stick – in the history of junk science? Should …

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Apr 04 2013

A note to my friends, family, colleagues and readers of color

Joan Walsh doesn’t speak for me. I mean, I get her. I get the fear, the desire not to be lumped in with those bad other people who do the bad things. I get the desire to continue to enjoy the privilege of not having to think about my race day to day. I’ve been …

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Apr 02 2013

A way to strike against denial of abortion rights in Kentucky

PatrickG posted this deep in the Lounge, where only the bravest, thickest-skinned hordelings venture. So I’m amplifying his signal. my partner is relentless. She keeps saying things like “you always talk about this site and how they’re so supportive of abortion rights, HIT THEM UP!”. And by hit you up, I mean it’s Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon time! …

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Apr 02 2013

Good thing she didn’t call him a pedagogue

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Another item for your personal Ray Comfort trophy collection via the Global Secular Humanist Movement Religion Is A Joke Facebook page. [Updated: or even better, via fredericksparks]

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