Archives for July, 2008

Day 23 without Associated Press

Ive been trying to make an active effort not to link/quote Associated Press articles since their little temper-tantrum last month. I thought it would be easy, I mean, link to a journal article instead of the crappy AP synopsis. Link to a blogger that was at a ‘gay’ wedding in CA instead of a chicken-little…

A second use for monkey poop

Use #1– Identifying the exact source of HIV-1 and HIV-2. Use #2– Determining the ecological/zoonotic/epidemiological implications of Simian Foamy Virus infection in chimpanzees! Simian Foamy Virus (SFV) is another complex retrovirus, like HIV-1, but on a different branch of the retroviral family tree. So it still has the same basic proteins (gag, pol, and env–…

Remember a couple months ago, when I freaked out at The Humane Society for speaking out against city animal shelters going no-kill? But then it turned out The Human Society wasnt really ‘The Humane Society’? It was really ‘The Humane Society of the United States’, an animal liberation group like PETA and ALF, cannibalizing The…

ugh. Another timeless addition to the philosophical metamind is going to be squeezed through the tightly clinched buttocks of a Southern Baptist later this month: Atheism Remix! HAHAHAHA HE SAID ‘REMIX’! HES HIP AND CURRENT! HAHAHAHAHA! HES GETTIN JIGGY WITH IT! HAHAHA! THATLL APPEAL TO YOUNG PEOPLE! ugh. Yeah. This 112 page literary triumph is…

Summer sucks.

Its too hot and too sunny for a black puppy to go outside and play, so Arnies bored and pouting. I think this is why I get some degree of Summer SAD– I can only go outside from like, 5 am to 8 am. Rest of the day, its miserable out. Summer sucks.

AIDS: Cured by a spambot.

Something odd has been happening recently. Every time I make a post on HIV, I get the same comment from someone named ‘Apostle Shada Mishe’. The first time I didnt let it through because its over 1,000 words long, and just looks like spam, but if he came back and protested, I woulda approved it.…

Personalized HIV therapy within reach?

Lots of people have been emailing me about this article, currently rotating through the usual science news outlets: Science Daily New Scientist WIRED Slashdot *sigh* Look, guys, I am obnoxiously optimistic about the future of HIV/AIDS. I have no doubts about our ability to one day make HIV/AIDS a distant nightmare, like polio or the…

Christina Comers fish will eat TAEs fish

Remember Christina Comer? The woman who was EXPELLED from the Texas Education Agency after forwarding this disgusting, hateful, explicit email to her coworkers? Shes suing TEA. No, not for a million dollars (like the DI wants– theyd be happy as clams if public schools went extinct). Shes suing for: Her lawsuit seeks a court order…

Green Buttocks

Does anyone watch TV anymore? Anyone? I mean, seriously, its like every other day Creationists are doing something infinitely more hysterical than anything Hollywood can think up. Todays side-splitting sitcom is brought to you by William Dembski and a new character*– a buxom young brunette named Sean McDowell. They wrote a new hip (some would…