Monthly Archives: July 2014

We Are a Nation of Stupids

By way of Kevin Drum, we come across a Gallup poll with the following results: Look at the third and fifth statement. They are the exact opposite of each other, yet 63 percent favor the third and 56 percent favor … Continue reading

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Republican Rep. Paul Ryan Wants to Create Massive Government Bureaucracy

Last week, supposed conservative intellectual heavyweight Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Let Them Eat Block Grants) released an anti-poverty plan in an attempt to humanize both conservatism and himself (good luck with that). It’s essentially libertarian business school dweeb meets compassionate conservatism. … Continue reading

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Links 7/27/14

Links for you. Science: Sixth-Grader May Have Stolen Marine Biologist’s Lionfish Research (actually, the father; she might not have known) How long was the average Roman foot, and what was their shoe size? Bayesianism — a dangerous religion that harms … Continue reading

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Flour Power

Observed at Alberto’s Pizza, Dupont Circle (and they make a good thin crust pizza):

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Hi-Tech Meets High Broderism

Meet the new Compulsive Centrist Disorder, same as the old one (boldface mine): It comes in handy as the San Francisco entrepreneur leads Brigade, the high-profile, highly funded civic engagement platform. Sean Parker – the billionaire early Facebook investor – … Continue reading

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Links 7/26/14

Links for you. Science: They’re Here: Massive Mayfly Emergence in Wisconsin Exciting findings in schizophrenia genetics – but what do they mean? U.S. CDC says it ‘may never know’ how bird flu mishap occurred An investigation of the false discovery … Continue reading

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Urban Camouflage

Observed on Caroline Street, Northwest D.C.:

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“Defining the Possible Down”: The Rise of the Republicant

No, that’s not a typo. Athenae angrily expresses what has been rattling around in my noggin since 2009–while she’s referring to the Texas border crisis, it applies to, well, everything (boldface mine): …the people out there who claim they love … Continue reading

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Links 7/25/14

Links for you. Science: Desert Rat Relies on Microbes To Detoxify Its Deadly Meals How A Giant Act Of Philanthropy May Kickstart Psychiatry (we’ll see…) Detection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Genome in an Air Sample Originating from … Continue reading

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How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

Observed on Q Street, between 17th and 18th:

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