Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 24, 2008

Animal rights activists: Impossible to parody

I’ve written about their antics, both silly and vile, many times before. Animal rights activists in general and PETA in particular. In doing so, I’ve come to the conclusion that they are so far off their rockers that they are simply impossible to parody. Just yesterday, to reinforce that point, PETA wrote an open letter…

David Kirby smacked down–and not by me!

As you may have guessed, I’m tired of David Kirby. I’ve slapped down his nonsense so many times before, but, like the Energizer Bunny, he keeps going and going and going, spewing his pseudoscientific antivaccine nonsense, all the while asking that we really, truly believe that he isn’t “antivaccine.” He just repackages standard antivaccine tropes…

Here we go again. Tuesday night and yesterday, you probably saw it, plastered all over the media, in the newspapers, on ABC, on the radio, in press releases, and around the blogosphere. Yes, it was another bit of science by press release, with news outlets practically falling all over themselves to hype the results of…