Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rose Lingering, Darkly

Observed on Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay, Boston: Sadly, I think Frankenstorm will kill all of the remaining roses (they’re tough, but 75mph gusts are a little much to handle).

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The Republican Party Is Not Full of Racists: It Just Panders to Them

And the distinction is very important. Noah Smith recently fired this over the Twitters: Well, WE HAZ DATAZ. And we like sharing. According to a poll by the AP, the Republican Party does contain more racists, but that’s damning with … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Conservatives, Democrats, Ethics, Racism | 5 Comments

Links 10/28/12

Links for you. Science: Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions? On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to nuclear power, environmentalists are increasingly refusing to listen to scientific arguments that challenge standard green positions. This approach risks weakening the environmental … Continue reading

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Quick Action Scale

The Lion Quick Action Scale, that is: Observed on River St., Beacon Hill, Boston

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So Remind Me Again Why We Spend All That Money on ‘Homeland’ Security

Oh yeah, getting rid of civil liberties too. After eleven years, you would think the Orwellian-named Department of Homeland Security would be able to keep people banned from entering the country from entering the country. You would be wrong (boldface … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Terrorism, The Rule of Law | 1 Comment

Links 10/27/12

Links for you. Science: Q: Why don’t apes have bigger brains? A: They can’t eat enough to afford them On Who I Am and What I Am – A Post Full of Epic Naval Gazing Lawsuit filed against The National … Continue reading

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Backlit in Back Bay

Observed on Marlborough Street:

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