Mike the Mad Biologist

Archives for August, 2006

Freedom Marches On…

A Republican political operative about to give the First Amendment a rectal exam (photo from here) …well, not exactly. From the BBC comes this heartwarming story of fear of everything Arab (italics mine):

Will an October Surprise Backfire?

I came across this interesting poll of the NJ Senate race. It appears that just mentioning the Iraq War hurts Republicans, even popular ones: In the study, half of the respondents were asked questions about President Bush and the war in Iraq before answering questions about the Senate race, and half were asked about the…

More on Sen. George “Macaca” Allen

There’s a reason I’ve been writing about Confederate racist wannabee and VA senator George Allen so much. He’s not an outlier in the Republican Party, but part and parcel of it. Now, there are new revelations about his ties to the white supremacist group, the Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor organization to the segregationist…

Factoid of the Day

According to Diana Kerry, who organized U.S. expatriate voters for her brother John’s 2004 campaign, 75% of passport-holding Americans vote Democratic.

I’m always astonished how so many people can think that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11, that the sun revolves around the earth, or that intelligent design is a valid theory. Another idiocy that can joined this esteemed list is the belief that Social Security will go bankrupt.

A Great Healthcare Post

No, it’s not by me, silly! David Dobbs at Smooth Pebbles has a great explanation of why business should be in favor of a national healthcare system. Other than GM and a few smaller companies, business interests are usually against this idea. I think David’s post puts the lie to the idea that business behaves…

Tuesday Link Terror

Here’s some links for you:

George Felix Allen, Welcome to the Tribe?…

It just gets weirder and weirder with Sen. George “Macaca” Allen (R-VA). It now appears that this wannabee Confederate racist is descended from a distinguished Sephardic Jewish family:

Patricia Todd Declared Winner in Alabama

It’s nice to see that the Alabama Democratic Party realized that a lesbian Democrat can be just as irrelevant as a straight Democrat to doings of the Republican controlled Alabama egislature.

Wages of Sin (Greed, To Be Precise)

The NY Times has an article about how real wages are not keeping pace with productivity increases. Quoth the Grey Lady: