Mike the Mad Biologist

Archives for June, 2008

No, Maha, It Isn’t Weird at All

In a very good post about elitism and Republicans, Maha asks:

Outsourced to The Sideshow:

More evidence that the U.S. is suffering from a severe epidemic of dumbitude (italics mine):

Two Must-Read Posts by Driftglass

Now that I’ve crawled out of my grant writing burrow (although I expect a slight relapse soon), I realized I missed two great posts by driftglass.

If the Glouchester teen pregnancy scandal isn’t bad enough, now we have to deal with a ninja outbreak. Really:

In my response to my post about Maureen Dowd’s brief relapse into sanity, PhysioProf writes:

In a Journal of Infectious Diseases commentary about this article, there’s a fascinating discussion of the relationship between the HTLV-1 virus, which can cause T-cell leukemia in about one percent of those infected, and gastric cancer caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. And it’s not what you would expect.

Too bad he’s one of the few senators actually worth a damn, because he wouldn’t be a bad VP. Dodd on telecom immunity during his announcement that he would filibuster FISA:

I usually don’t read Maureen Dowd (if I want funny, I’ll go here), but my eyes wandered and I ended up reading today’s column. Either all of the shouting from the bloggysphere did some good, or else she’s been replaced with a pod person. About the charge of ‘elitism’ leveled at Obama by Karl Rove,…

If Republicans claim that oil pipelines are good for caribou, I wonder what they’ll make of the blackfly outbreak in Maine. About the first half of the previous sentence–that’s not hyperbole. Really (by way of Digby):