Monthly Archives: October 2008

About That Fruit Fly Research…

This isn’t Palin, this is mainline Republican operatives doing this. This pig-headed, willful stupidity is institutional, not individual.
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Funding, Insects, The War on Science | 10 Comments

A Tale of Two Polls

Just how bad are Bush’s approval ratings?
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Posted in Fucking Morons, Humor, Little Lord Pontchartrain | 7 Comments

Quote of the Day: Brad DeLong on Joe Klein’s Removal from the McCain Campaign Press Pool

Getting thrown off the campaign plane (while it’s parked) is a good thing.
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Posted in 'Snuggles' McCain, News Media

How a Lack of Regulation Led to the Collapse of AIG and Possible Bank Nationalization

With complex financial instruments, if there’s no regulation, nobody knows if someone is facing incredible risk.
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Posted in Big Shitpile | 4 Comments

Bachmann Ditched by RNCC

The NRCC cuts Michelle Bachmann loose.
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Posted in Conservatives

The Ghosts of Tulsa and Rosewood and the Potential for Post-Election Violence

For all of the trauma associated with the 1960s riots, we seem to have forgotten that most race riots in the U.S. have been instigated by whites against non-whites.
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Posted in Racism, Voting | 4 Comments

McClatchy Bureau Chief Attacks Compulsive Centrist Disorder

“Does the truth lie halfway between say, slavery and abolition, or between segregation and civil rights, or between communism and democracy?”
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Posted in Compulsive Centrist Disorder, News Media | 5 Comments

DCCC Lowers the Boom on Bachmann

Bachmann certainly deserves this for her McCarthyite tactics.
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Posted in Conservatives

One Way to Limit the Number of NIH Grant Revisions: More Scientific Leadership from NIH

Because funding is a free-for-all, the system is rewarding grantsmanship at the expense of novelty, with the added bonus of overworking the reviewers.
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Posted in Funding, NIH | 9 Comments

First, Sociopaths Kill Animals, Then…

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Posted in Basic Human Decency | 10 Comments