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I must be doing something right

My recent rantings about the Huffington Post have been picked up by both the Left and the Right.

How funny is that?

Comments

  1. #1 JohnV
    May 4, 2009

    Here is a terrific sentence from the reactionary website that quoted you:

    “Huffington is very typical of a left wing propaganda quell dissent ministry of propaganda.”

    That weird sound you heard was my head imploding.

  2. #2 Comrade PhysioProf
    May 4, 2009

    Dude, you’re gonna break the motherfucking Internet!

  3. #3 Michael Simpson
    May 4, 2009

    You’re doing something right (or wrong, depends I guess) if both the far left and the far right are making use of your writings.

    I’m a bit concerned about some of the comments in DailyKos. Nutty liberals seem to be posting in favor of woo. Of course the right wing support their own woo, Creationism.

  4. #4 Noadi
    May 4, 2009

    The right has more woo than just creationism. They’ve got their own anti-vaccine movement, a mix of it being “against god’s will” and new world order conspiracy paranoia. I’d like to do a left vs right woo comparison sometimes but I don’t want to completely destroy all my faith in humanity quite yet.

    Anyone find it funny that people who think foreigners should all learn English are so bad at it themselves?

  5. #5 Kate
    May 4, 2009

    Noadi says:

    “Anyone find it funny that people who think foreigners should all learn English are so bad at it themselves?”

    Um no…not really. But I do find it funny that homeopath and psychopath both contain a suffix that translates as “effect/suffering”.

    Hmmm…

  6. #6 Mu
    May 4, 2009

    Since it is written in stone that dailykos and redstate cannot be both right on the same subject, you have caused a tear in the space-time continuum that will destroy earth to reestablish the balance of the universe. Probably around Friday, 4 pm, when I’m done with my work week and before I got to drink the first beer. Bastard.

  7. #7 prolix
    May 4, 2009

    Funny like a heart attack. Actually, support for and opposition to alternative medicine cuts across political lines.

  8. #8 prolix
    May 4, 2009

    I do find it funny that homeopath and psychopath both contain a suffix that translates as “effect/suffering”.

    You are easily amused. Allopath has the same suffix as well.

  9. #9 Whitecoat Tales
    May 4, 2009

    Actually, support for and opposition to alternative medicine cuts across political lines.

    Sadly I agree. A large number of people on both sides are willing to sacrifice science (and medicine) for a variety of psychological or political reasons

  10. #10 Josh in California
    May 4, 2009

    This is excellent, Dr. Pal. Keep up the good work, and hopefully this’ll spread beyond DailyKos and Redstate.

  11. #11 lemons
    May 4, 2009

    Interesting: the Red State post had 8 comments, several of which had some weird non-sequitor slam against Obama, and the Daily Kos post had 76 comments, many (but not all!)of which were fairly thoughtful. Seems to say something about the quality of discussion on the two political ends of the spectrum.

  12. #12 Abel Pharmboy
    May 4, 2009

    I don’t mean to be facetious (ok, yes, I do) but does HuffPo realize that if they aren’t responsible for killing people with their “expert” recs, they are hurting the cause of the left and every antiscience charge we threw at the Bush administration?

    Let’s face it: idiocy and pseudoscience wishing knows no political boundaries. Remember peeps, we reap what we sow.

  13. #13 Rowan
    May 4, 2009

    You forgot to mention your interview on bloggasm with Simon Owens.

  14. #14 Noadi
    May 5, 2009

    You’re forgetting the word funny has multiple meanings. I was more along the lines of “this milk smells funny” rather than “monty python is funny”.

  15. #15 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    May 5, 2009

    Without some sort of editorial control, HuffPo provides some small justification for the term “Moonbats.”

  16. #16 Denice Walter
    May 5, 2009

    I used to really enjoy Bill Maher’s show -it was funny,topical,liberal,had good guests ,*and* most of all, he’s my (county) homeboy!-*then* I also watched to spot the most egregious nonsense he would spout(also funny).On Friday,talking about swine flu,he made the archetypical woo-age statement(paraphrase:”If your immunity is ‘good’ because of nutrition and exercise, there’s nothing to fear.”)to the wrong person, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler,who promptly and effectively disagreed.Maher looked surprised.It may be a small drop in an ocean of woo, but it’s a start.

  17. #17 TimK
    May 6, 2009

    Terrific! Next stop, NYT and WSJ!

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