Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

Posted in Democrats, Racism | 1 Comment

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

U.S. Transportation Policy in One Photo

This is the crosswalk in front of the U.S. Department of Transportation, being blocked by snow–while the adjacent street is clear for car traffic. ‘Nuff said.

Posted in Fucking Morons, Transportation

The Northern Strategy

Leaving aside the ‘Berniebros’*, from my perspective, the Democratic Northern Strategy (named after the Republican Southern Strategy) is one reason some long-time Democrats are supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton (boldface mine): For decades now, we liberals have been shaking … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, Social Security | 3 Comments

Links 1/27/16

Links for you. Science: Why do universities cover up high-profile harassment? Look for the money Divorcing strain classification from species names When chickens go wild: The feral chickens of Kauai provide a unique opportunity to study what happens when domesticated … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

Understanding the Limitations of Your Data: The Fisheries Edition

This is disturbing (boldface mine): Astudy published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications suggests that the national data many countries have submitted to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has not always accurately reflected the amount of fish actually … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Statistics