Archive for August, 2012

August 30th, 2012 - 8:21 am § in Misc.

ROMNEYISMS: “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod pounced on the claim in a tweet: “Again, Ryan blames Obama for a GM plant that closed under Bush. But then, they did say they wouldn’t “let fact checkers get in the way.” On Monday, Romney pollster Neil Newhouse, defending the campa[...]

August 30th, 2012 - 7:38 am § in Misc.

ROMNEYISMS: accepting this nomination for Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney, accepts the applause of the party of Lincoln.[...]

August 30th, 2012 - 6:04 am § in Misc.

Using Sex to Sell Beer!

Molson, came up with a cunning plan. Their market is primarily male, so they bought ads in women’s magazines, not to broaden their market, but to set up a ploy to appeal to men. November 30, 2011 Pharyngula  PZ Myers Here’s the ad they placed in Cosmopolitan, a magazine read primarily by women.[...]

August 29th, 2012 - 10:16 pm § in China, Hypocrisy, Politics

CHINA: Spreading Censorship Over Art

China Cracks Down on Ai Wei Wei Protege Zhao Zhao Life for modern artists in China is not easy. Imprisonment, hefty fines and travel bans are just some of the intimidation tactics the state police use to silence those critical of the regime. But Beijing artist Zhao Zhao, once an assistant to artist [...]

August 29th, 2012 - 10:19 am § in Misc.

Romneyisms: Christie talks doom for the US

And he never mentioned Bain. Chris Wallace … Fox News son of Mike high brow, made these comments: “I have to say, personally, I thought it was one of the most off-key keynote speeches I ever heard, ” Wallace counted pronouns, noting that Christie said the word “I” 37 ti[...]

August 29th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Romneyisms: Mitt is becming VERY unpopular

Last night Ann Romney gave the loyal wife speech about Mitt as Dad and provider.  She even asserted that her husband, the heir of a multimillionaire, began their married life in a basement apartment!  Who knew?  A better questions is, with Isaac pummeling New Orleans, did anyone watch Ann? Meanti[...]

August 29th, 2012 - 6:30 am § in Misc.

What happened today in history?

Today in Fake History – President Reagan meets his one and only black supporter By The Wacky Deli on August 29, 2011 August 29, 1985: President Reagan welcomes his single black supporter to the Oval Office. After breaking the ice with a Dolly Parton boob joke (pictured), The Gipper proceeded to sp[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 9:12 am § in Misc.

Sunday Revelation: August 28 is the anniversary of?

and … Dr. King’s I have a dream speech.[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 8:21 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science


A year-old Palo Alto, California, company, Science Exchange*, announced on Tuesday its “Reproducibility Initiative,” aimed at improving the trustworthiness of published papers. Scientists who want to validate their findings will be able to apply to the initiative, which will choose a lab[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 4:46 am § in Science

BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Crist, a Rational Republican, to endorse Obama at the DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION,

Charlie Christ, the former Republican governor of Florida who ran for the Senate as an independent, will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, taking yet another step away from his erstwhile party. This is far more important than it may seem.  Mr. Cristy is not just a Republican ou[...]