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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 22 2011

Herman Cain: putting the fun back in fundamentalist

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This is one of many reasons why Herman Cain would make a scary proprieter for teh nukular codes: his apparent sincere belief in state-sanctioned magic and utter disregard for science, even when the stakes are life and death:

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Nov 22 2011

Internet justice strikes UC Davis cop anonymously

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One of the police officers caught on dozens of cameras spraying peaceful protestors with an ugly orange geyser of so-called pepper spray (Ah pepper, sounds so delightfully innocuous doesn’t it) has been outed by the anonymous hactivists:

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Nov 22 2011

Marine whales found in world’s driest desert

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The Atacama desert in southern Chile is already famous in science circles. The pristine condition and almost non-existent cloud cover made it an ideal choice for the most powerful telescope complex on earth. But despite the climate and terrain, the region is now one of the coolest places in the world for research into whale evolution:

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Nov 22 2011

Climategate Part II

Actual NASA temperature record

Another batch of emails stolen from CRU has been released, but so far wingnut miners dredging for propaganda gold have been disappointed. Interest is already ebbing given the worst anyone can come up with so far are two out of context quotes below, neither of which are quite the smoking gun our usual suspects pine …

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Nov 22 2011

Yes Virginia, people really lie their ass off

The video below shows how Enron ripped off California and altered the political landscape there. But the interesting thing you’ll see are Enron execs lying persuasively and with charm, straight through their teeth and their favorite line was the good old “Government regulations are causing the crisis”.

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Nov 22 2011

New scale for alien life proposed by astrobiologists

On a simmering ocean world, under an oversized blue-white star, the tendrils of one Qax reach out to the limb of another in the distance.

With over 700 exo-solar planets and counting, the infant intersection between astronomy and biology grew a new two-tiered rating system intended to identify worlds of interest. The first tier is obvious: earth-like worlds in mass and temperature, where water is a liquid (And pizza is not a vegetable). But the other set is less familiar:

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Nov 22 2011

Newt is one super classy dude

Baron Newt Gingrich of the House Harkonnen of planet Geidi Prime. Image courtesy DemFromCT

Channeling Baron Harkonnen and Fagin all in one, margin-of-error GOP front-runner and political vibrator Newt Gingrich managed to down class himself this week.

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Nov 21 2011

What if we threw a super committee and no one came?

The Super Committee, no doubt meeting furiously in their secret lair which may or may not be affiliated with the Legion of Doom, has reached an impasse. (ABC News) — The bipartisan 12-member panel is sputtering to a close after two months of talks in which key members and top congressional leaders never got close …

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Nov 21 2011

Grifter Gingrich leads the Jesus Party

A new poll shows Newt Gingrich is now the head GOP clown, for now. The latest data shows the disgraced former speaker at 24%, most of which seemed to have come from Herman Cain’s precipitous drop. How funny is that for the family values crowd?

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Nov 20 2011

Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these …

Social conservatives, the kind of folks who love killing and imprisoning other Americans while saving microscopic blobs of protoplasm in the name of Jesus, don’t have the heft they used to. But there’s enough true-believing fanatics around that the GOP clownshow had to pander to the fascist wing of the god party, sans Mormons and teh …

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