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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

Fresh off the griddle: Joe Paterno is still dead, the Inquirer/DN might as well be, Chris Christie is an apologist for George Wallace, and more!

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Tuesday, Jan 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Marcy Wheeler and Jay take the test – live – and discuss the contents of the  recently released “How Thick is Your Bubble” quiz from AEI and Charles Murray. Take it yourself! Follow @emptywheel @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR

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Boy, was this a dumb move. The shitstorm’s only just begun: NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. The change […]

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Helpful fungi

This really cheers me up! The Amazon is home to more species than almost anywhere else on earth. One of them, carried home recently by a group from Yale University, appears to be quite happy eating plastic in airless landfills. The group of students, part of Yale’s annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory with molecular biochemistry […]

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Update

Saw the surgeon today, he told me the pain I’m having is mostly internal bruising from the surgery and said if it was anything serious, I’d be very sick. And I’m not. He said I could go back to my massage therapist and see if that helped. (Oh, and I’m allowed to take a bath […]

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David Brooks

Is such a pompuous, arrogant twit.

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Round 2 is coming.

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Wouldn’t it be great if we finally had a Democrat in the White House, and could do something RIGHT NOW (All the time in the world! 2020 is plenty soon enough!) about this global warming crisis? Ha ha, just kidding! MEXICO CITY — A drought that a government official called the most severe Mexico had […]

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The Philadelphia City Paper’s Daniel Denvir does a great job debunking an absurd op-ed from a wingnut think tank (Crazy Pat Toomey is one of their “directors emeritas”) that ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday, justifying Gov. Corbett’s hard-hearted application of a means test for Pennsylvania food stamp recipients: “Asset test for food stamps a […]

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I hope the Obama administration stands firm on this one. It was only a matter of time until the church upped the political ante, and of course a low-life like Newt Gingrich is only too happy to jump on the bandwagon. The American church’s hierarchy climbed under the covers with the right wing decades ago, […]

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