Category Archives: Propaganda

The Norovirus Demagoguery Starts Here

In light of Republican efforts to stoke fear over Ebola, I have decided to become the Czar of All Ebolas. OK, not really. But I figure, if conservatives can use an imaginary, non-existent threat to affect policy and politics, then … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Propaganda, Public Health, Viruses, Vomit | 1 Comment

We Don’t Really Believe ‘Being a Mom’ Is the Most Important Job

One of the constant tropes we hear, especially in election years, is how important “being a mom” is (oddly, paeans to the importance of being a dad aren’t offered nearly as much….). Well, if we really believed that then we … Continue reading

Posted in Propaganda | 4 Comments

How Republican Craziness Is Undermining the South’s Massive Keynesian Stimulus

One of the great ironies of U.S. politics is that the region which is the most ‘fiscally conservative’ and which opposes government spending–the South–is actually the largest beneficiary of federal deficit spending: In many years, the South possesses much of … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Economics, Fucking Morons, Healthcare, Propaganda | 5 Comments

CNBC Is a Global Warming Denialist Propaganda Mill

Unbelievable (boldface mine): How badly does cable news network CNBC want to deny the existence of global warming? For a network with an embarrassing history of fudging the science around climate change, one CNBC booker apears to have made a … Continue reading

Posted in Global Warming, News Media, Propaganda

Senator Warren Shows How One Responds to Very Serious Corporate ‘Democrats’

By doing the Washington equivalent of punching them in the nuts–that is, go after their bankrollers (and I do mean bankrollers; boldface mine; from here): Dear Mr. Dimon, Mr. Moynihan, Mr. Corbat, Mr. Stumpf, Mr. Blankfein and Mr. Gorman:.. …As … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats, Propaganda | 1 Comment

Genomics on the Subway? (Genomicists of the World Unite! You Have Only Your Flow Cells to Lose!)

No, this isn’t some wacky microbiome study. I recently observed this at Cambridge’s Kendall Station: I especially like the pseudo-populist angle. Though I have a better slogan: “E-llumina is E-litist!” Or maybe: Sequencing For All! Genomicists of the World You … Continue reading

Posted in Bullshit As a Load Bearing Structure, Genomics, Propaganda | 1 Comment

How Not to Write a Science Press Release

If you follow the genomics bloggysphere, you might have heard about the 100K Genome Project, which focuses on sequencing the genomes of food-borne disease microorganisms. I’ve attended a couple of the planning symposia, so I’m partial to the project–it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Genomics, Propaganda