Fucking Morons

Mike the Mad Biologist

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First, on Saturday, around noon, I observed this on Commonwealth Avenue: Because it’s not like it’s going to rain for the next 24 hours or anything. Second, we are once again reminded how poorly the Boylston Street Apple store fits with the Boston environment:

I’ve been remiss in my Robert Samuelson (no relation to the economist who shared the same last name) stupidity watch–the Tea Party Fort Sumter people really bring the crazy. But the idiot who inspired me to create the Samuelson unit is still fighting his long, glorious war against the elderly and the sick: …Samuelson tells…

There are a lot of progressives whom Stalinists would have called useful idiots. I present to you Greg Sargent: Could Obama have adopted a far more aggressive posture while negotiations were going on? Absolutely. But the simple fact of entering into talks inevitably reinforced the sense that Obama and Dems were not prepared to allow…

The NY Times has a story about the rise in the use of ‘bath salts’ as recreational drugs. Bath salts have caused some users to have hideous psychological effects, including long-term paranoia, as well as dangerous reactions (spikes in body temperature and kidney failure). What are bath salts? Well: Bath salts contain manmade chemicals like…

Or something. A while ago, in “Michele Bachmann, Light Bulb Vigilantes, and the Dim Bulbs of the Tea Party“, I described the fear that the psychiatric wing of the Republican Party (and its dominant wing) has towards more energy efficient light bulbs. This is what appears to drive that fear: On her way out, Dee…

By way of Atrios, we come across this hideous display of victim blaming: Many of the tragedies mentioned about spring from what I see as a na├»ve faith in the power of the modern sexual revolution. Women today are technically free to do all sorts of things that were forbidden to their grandmothers, which is…

Are There Any Grownup Male Congressmen?

Nope. There must be something in the water in the mens’ bathroom in the House of Representatives: Congressman Bill Young (R-FL), the second ranking Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is in Italy this week on a congressional delegation. A funny thing happened to the female Foreign Service Officer who organized Young’s entire trip,…

By now, you might have heard that politicovangelist possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been burbling inanities about Paul Revere, including this doozy: He [Revere] who warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells, and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send…

Creationism and Cybervitalism

Every so often, a creationist will start babbling about “information theory”, and thereby defaming a perfectly legitimate line of research. While I’m at the airport, waiting for my flight back from ASM2011, here’s something from the archives, “Creationists, “Biological Information”, and Cyber-Vitalism” about that topic: In response to us foul-mouthed evolutionists, Casey Luskin asks, “Yet…

Misunderstanding Domesticated Animals

A while ago, I discussed how dogs have evolved to live with humans: being around humans is part of their environment, and they have undergone specific adaptations to live in that–our–environment. At this point, their ‘natural’ environment should contain people. Which brings me to this funny comment by Amanda Marcotte in response to the language…