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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 28 2012

The Great White Buffalo makes another stand

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Ted Nugent would no doubt blast the Great White Buffalo he once sang about with a rocket-propelled grenade given half a chance, but a real white buffalo came into the world this week. And it’s damn adorable. Click the image for more.

Jul 28 2012

Tax breaks for the Romney’s dancing horse

I wish that header were a joke, but it’s not. I can’t deduct the cost of a cheap tire to replace the bald menace I drove on for a month to my dead-end $11.00 an hour job, but the Romney’s enjoyed a $75,000 plus tax break for their freaking dancing horse:

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Jul 28 2012

Climate change now more firmly linked to extreme weather events

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Climate change science is getting more accurate, in part becuase of building on past research like any other science, and in part because computers are able to handle more and more complex chaotic models. Where the exact tipping point might be for a specific weather event is now clearer, and in some cases, the models indicate that critical …

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Jul 28 2012

Holmes’ psychiatrist was a flaked out accupuncturist?

Kudos to reader TTCH who flagged this worrisome tidbit in an article about the psychiatrist Holmes’ reportedly spoke with or saw prior to the massacre in Aurora:

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Jul 27 2012

Aurora gunman may have been under psychiatric care

New evidence and/or leaks in the case of James Holmes, the gunman may have been under the care of a college psychiatrist and sent a letter to that person before opening fire:

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Jul 27 2012

Majority of Americans confused about President’s religion?

Why do conservatives lie endlessly, engage in elaborate, easily debunked fantasies and wild conspiracies? Why do they cheat, simplify, spin, and tell bald-faced whoppers so ridiculous it’s hard not to laugh them off the stage? A new Pew Poll suggests one reason is because it works:

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Jul 27 2012

It’s a termite Jihad!

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If you think humans are the only ones dumb enough to pack explosives around themselves in the hope of blowing up enemies, think again. Termites do it, and they utilize the suicide bomb to disperse Weapons of Mass Destruction!

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Jul 26 2012

That old free market magic

Social conservatives are encouraged — and fleeced — at every turn to support the magic of the free market. Let’s peek into the magicians’ black hat and see what’s really in there:

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Jul 26 2012

Mitt Romney goes on overseas apology binge

There’s a certain amount of undeniable karma in this. For months Romney has been reanimating the “Obama apologizes for America” zombie abomination. Now, in the space of a few hours, on what was supposed to be some kind of foreign policy baptism by fire during peacetime, Romney finds himself apologizing profusely into every camera and mic he …

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Jul 26 2012

Kepler spies a new solar system that looks familiar

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We’ve found a lot of strange exo-planets in the last two decades, hot Jupiter’s spiraling into their star like giant comets and super earths that could be covered in exotic oceans and ices hundreds of miles deep. Before it’s all over, Kepler may end up being the most famous name in all the Milky Way galaxy! Now …

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