Category Archives: We’re Really Fucked

My HAWT TAEK on Last Night’s Debate

As Eddie Pepitone has said previously about Trump, “We’ve been fucked before. But not like this. This is not subtle.” When the president concludes by asking right wing paramilitaries to disrupt voting and intimidate voters, it makes everything else seem … Continue reading

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Public Health Big Data: The Wages of Privatization

I spent a significant part of my career in and around these kinds of data, and I think the article below, while very good in terms of description of the failures of COVID-19 data collection, misses the larger picture: this … Continue reading

Posted in Bioinformatics, COVID-19, Funding, Public Health, We're Really Fucked

Cars and Suburbia: Why I Am Pessimistic About a Green New Deal

Let me preface this with noting that, as an organizing principle, the Green New Deal (GND) is pretty good. But I’ve had doubts about the GND doing much to significantly curb U.S. CO2 emissions, and this excellent column by Gordon … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Should Run For President. As A Republican

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination–and he has a Kunning Plan! (boldface mine): Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat, … Continue reading

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We Have Turned Oceans Into Deserts

At least when it comes to the macrofauna. Every year, Boston builds a fish weir: A fishweir is basically a large fence that is used to trap fish, which are then caught (usually scooped out of the water)… During the … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Powerlessness

Elizabeth Bruenig describes the politics of powerlessness (boldface mine): American democracy tells a certain kind of story about itself and its legitimacy: Our government derives its power and authority from the consent of the governed, which means that our government … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Crapification Of U.S. Infrastructure: The Smokies Edition

Remember those “someday the military will have to hold a bake sale to buy a B-52” bumper stickers? I do (boldface mine): Law enforcement officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are turning to private fundraisers to try to find … Continue reading

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Equifax And Voting: A Tale Of Two Breaches

By now, you might have heard about the Equifax data breach (boldface mine): Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States… The … Continue reading

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Will The Rest Of Us Live Long Enough For the Dumb Bastids To Die Off?

One of the less discussed patterns of the 2016 elections had to do with age and Trump support: gosh darnit, old people like ‘im! And, as the kids used to say, elections have consequences (boldface mine): President Trump put both … Continue reading

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The Consequences Of Il Trumpe’s Narcissism

Recently, I wrote about my experience with a narcissistic boss in the workplace, and what that means for dealing with/surviving Il Trumpe. Josh Grubbs, a researcher who studies narcissism, makes some additional excellent points (I’ve ‘translated’ his tweets into something … Continue reading

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