Monthly Archives: January 2016

Links 1/31/16

Links for you. Science: Little Orphaned Rhino Finds A Man To Be His Parent What you eat could be stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep Why scientists believe dogs are smarter than we give them credit for What’s … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

Twitter Is Run By Idiots

With the latest Twitter improvement–which pulls random tweets into my timeline out of order–I’ve finally become exasperated with Twitter. Does anyone at that company actually use their own product? I realize the harassment issue is ‘hard’–which is to say, it … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Internet, TWEET!!!

We Need an Early Urban Primary

I’ve argued that with so many rural states, we need an urban one–that would be D.C.: If you’re a progressive, liberal, leftie, what have you, you probably favor pro-urban policies such as mass transit. You’ll note that most of the … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Voting

Links 1/30/16

Links for you. Science: Flint may not be alone The Largest Known Prime Number: It’s 22,338,618 digits long. That’s incredibly exciting Genomics of atypical enteropathogenic E. coli Underwater Robot Shows Us What a Shark Attack Looks Like There was a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The Congressional Retirement Plan™ Is Thriving

Long before the cool kids were pointing the phenomenon of lawmakers-turned-lobbyists, a constant theme of this blog–and one which apparently, at the time, was considered novel in the bloggysphere (I thought I was just restating the obvious)–is the corrupting influence … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness | 3 Comments

Progressives and the Memory Lacuna of the New Democrat’s Heyday

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, reminds us of the 1990s (boldface mine): If anyone doubts that the mainstream media fails to tell the truth about our political system (and its … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Racism

Links 1/29/16

Links for you. Science: How did E. coli get named K-12 ? The Stealthy Superbug: the Role of Asymptomatic Enteric Carriage in Maintaining a Long-Term Hospital Outbreak of ST228 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Alert: empirical parasites are taking advantage of data scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

Freer Floral

Observed at the Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.:

Posted in DC

Forgetting History: The New Democrat Edition

Not that my perusing of the internet should be in any way considered an unbiased sample, but I’ve noticed that, among Clinton supporters, there is complete amnesia–or perhaps willful ignorance–about the zenith of the New Democrats from the later 1980s … Continue reading

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Links 1/28/16

Links for you. Science: How the Zika Epidemic Could Change Latin America’s Relationship with Abortion (my earlier thoughts here) Farmers and Producers Not Ready for Big Antibiotic Changes in 2016 How One Man Tried to Write Women Out of CRISPR, … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 4 Comments