Category Archives: Fucking Morons

Would You Like Norovirus With That Subway Sandwich?

Though it could just be the summertime version of winter vomiting disease! A Subway employee in Freeport, Texas claims she was fired after she became so ill that sympathetic workers at a nearby restaurant called 911 to care for her. … Continue reading

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Technobrats, Beware Campbell’s Law

David Leonhardt is all excited about the growing movement to measure the effectiveness of gummint programs! And yet there is some good news in this area, too. The explosion of available data has made evaluating success – in the government … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Fucking Morons, Statistics, Things That Make Ya Go Boom | 2 Comments

The Conservative Caller Catapults Commie Crapola

And if a liberal political organization did this? Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with … Continue reading

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Slut Pills and the Scourge of ‘Consequence-Free Sex’

Movement conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who inexplicably used to be paid money by CNN to opine about things, tweeted this about the Hobby Lobby decision, which allows corporations to not cover birth control in the healthcare they provide: My religion … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Let's Talk About Sex, Baby | 7 Comments

Shorter Supreme Court: Catholicism and Fundamentalism Are OK, But Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses Iz Weird

Like Echnide, I can’t really understand the Supreme Court majority’s logic in the Hobby Lobby case: Here’s the part of the majority (the five Conservatives of the Court) opinion which made my teeth hurt: In any event, our decision in … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Fucking Morons | 2 Comments

Oddly Enough, Democrats Are Less Likely to Vote When Their Party Doesn’t Help Them

Or as we like to say, people have to like this crap (boldface mine): Median household income among all Americans is still lower than before the recession, which ended five years ago, according to economic consultant Sentier Research. Key Democratic … Continue reading

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Why Counting Coup Over the Iraq War Matters

Despite some pundits claiming that we should let bygones be bygones when it comes to fail Iraq punditry and policy, Reed Richardson lays out why we need to remember who got it right and who got it wrong: One measure … Continue reading

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Dear Erick Erickson, I Pee Standing Up

I’m pretty certain you didn’t want to know that… Anyway, at this point, movement conservatism can only be thought of as a mass communicable psychotic break (boldface mine): The White House said the decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark … Continue reading

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The Cost of Misunderstanding How Money Works: So Long Invertebrate House

Like most people–and I’ve been a supporter of the National Zoo in Washington DC for nearly a quarter century–I was shocked to learn that the Invertebrate House will be shuttered for good this Sunday, June 22. Why? Budget cuts: The … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Fucking Morons, Funding, Insects, Museums etc. | 3 Comments

Some Additional Context for Recreating Spanish Flu

The researchers who are recreating the strain of influenza that resulted in the 1918 global pandemic had this to say about the potential risk (boldface mine): The scientists involved in the project contend there’s no real risk to public safety. … Continue reading

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