Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whom Do They Remember?

Yes, Mayor, they did clear Tiananmen Square. But now, more than 20 years later, whom do people remember? Not the mayor of Beijing--they remember the brave individual who had had enough of the way power and wealth were distributed in his country, and faced the tanks that represented that lopsided distribution. He is the one that we would consider a "patriot."

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Another List of "Experts"

First, we had lists of "experts" who thought evolution was a scientific dead end, ready to meet its imminent demise, supported only by a huge, ongoing conspiracy. 

Then we had lists of climate "experts" who insisted anthropogenic global warming was a hoax, a conspiracy carried on by researchers who wanted more research dollars or else wanted to overthrow America.

Now, Speaker of the House John Boehner has come up with a list of "expert" economists who say the Republican economic "plan" has more merit than President Obama's plan. Like the Creationists and Denialists of the other two lists, Boehner's list comprises fundamentalists of the conservative think [sic] tanks (born of the same mother as the Discovery Institute).

(Steve Benen at Crooks and Liars noticed the similarity between Boehner's list and Senator Inhofe's list of climate-change "experts".)  

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Let the Bugs Do the Housework

Mildew has been growing on a vinyl weatherstrip at my garage door, and I could not scrub it off with the usual cleaners. Looks like some bug has effectively grazed the mildew; now, if I could only raise a herd of these critters and put them to work where needed!

I did not watch the bugs at work, and only noticed their handiwork after they were gone. I don't know who they were (they did not leave a bill).

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