Mike the Mad Biologist

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Bush Obstructs Justice…

…and are you in any way, shape, or form surprised? Has anything in the last six years suggested to anyone in the Coalition of the Sane that the Bush/Cheney Administration has any sense of shame or propriety? Of course not.

I go away for a meeting, and Congress goes and holds a vote about the Iraq War. Like some, I’m disgusted by the outcome, but I think many are blaming the wrong people. To paraphrase Pogo, the enemy is us. Or least part of us.

Ode to the Phrase “F-cking Moron”

Well, that isn’t what Ezra Klein titled his post about blogospheric venom, but he should have. Klein writes (italics mine):

I’m working my through Lewis Lapham’s Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration. Here’s what he has to say about the culture wars:

Birds Do It, Bees Do It, But Does…

This is only ‘petting’ so it’s OK …Senator and Republican presidential candidate John “Snuggles” McCain do it? For that matter, evangelicals do it–even before getting married. This makes McCain’s support for abstinence-only sex education even more ridiculous. But let’s talk more about sex, baby.

So Michael Fumento has issued a challenge to put ‘odds’ on avian influenza, thinking that somehow I’ve stated that an avian influenza pandemic is likely (he’s also accused me, a scientist, of being “anti-scientist” and “alarmist”). Well, I’m not putting odds down because I’ve never said that a pandemic is likely. Then again, one should…

I’m Gonna Party Like It’s 1969

Because if I had been born in 1969, I would be 36 years old, and the Bush administration’s new abstinence program which is now targeting people up to 29 years old would ignore me. Said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that supports sex education:

Newsweek: Run By Gutless Cowards

What should be the cover story of a major news magazine: the resurgence of the Taliban, or a biography of photographer Annie Leibowitz? Well, if you’re the powers that be at Newsweek, you decide that the resurgence of the Taliban is more important, except for U.S. readers. We get Leibowitz. Gutless. A completely unrelated aside:…