Saturday, October 31, 2009

Levitt Pwned

By an actual climate scientist at his own university.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm glad I decided not to write about this

Glenn Greenwald makes Douchehat his son.

The Mind Boggles

Why hasn't every single neo-con been executed for extreme perfidy and mendacity?


Chamber of Commerce tells kids to get off its lawn. Way to stay relevant.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Will I be able to say this?

"I have toiled for half a century and allowed myself no rest, but have continually striven and sought and worked as well and as hard as I could."


Friday, October 23, 2009

This is really not much better than AIPAC...

Read the whole thing. Especially the weird tribalism/intermarriage conversation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Denounce Your Own Radical Fringe

Consider them denounced, with my second.

I would encourage you to denounce them as well.


"I'd love to just leave this post with snark, but I have to say one last thing. Black Americans have shed blood in every American war since the Revolution. This country, even the very Capitol building in which today's legislators now demand to see the birth certificate of the first black president, was built on the sweat and sinew of slaves. Before we were people in the eyes of the law, before we had the right to vote, before we had a black president, we were here, helping make this country as it is today. We are as American as it gets. And frankly, the time of people who think otherwise is passing. If that's the country Buchanan wants to hold onto, well, he's right, he is losing it."

Fucking Coward

So willing to talk tough about sending people to die for no good reason, but scared of a little ol' lesbian?

Because critical thinking is hard...

...false equivalencies get made all the time.


Conservatives and free-traders only trust what the market says when it suits them. When it doesn't, they appeal to old-style Puritan moralism.

Good Lord

Thomas Friedman establishing a tenuous connection between two obviously not related events? That never happens!


The next time a libertarian accuses me of being a pie-in-the-sky liberal, I'm going to punch him in the mouth.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Right Wing Derangement Syndrome

Unfortunately, while the radical right-wing holds little appeal to most voters, it's probably true that the left-wing doesn't either.

Words from on High


Income Inequality

Read it and weep.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Teacher's Unions

Isn't there something disgusting and reprehensible about attacking teachers, the most egregiously underpaid and under-appreciated, yet essential, profession?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fom Triedman

Tom Friedman has been head cheerleader for two of the most destructive phenomena of the last 20 years: neo-liberal free trade and neo-conservative foreign policy. People complain about tenured professors being immune from accountability. What about our tenured opinion makers?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frank Rich does it again

Here. Of course, the real problem is that you have to be Tough and In Favor of War in order to be taken seriously. If you question the efficacy of our military to accomplish the kinds of things we expect of them in Afghanistan and Iraq, you are clearly an America hating socialist-fascist-communist-nazi, and Unserious. Shrill, even.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This is about the same URL i talked about in my last post...

..but goddamn, could this be a more accurate diagnosis of Andrew Sullivan: "But Andrew Sullivan, who is one of the most infuriatingly variable bloggers in the quality of his bullshit detector..."

The Bell Curve and Betsy McCaughey, anyone?

Words to live by

"I very rarely read Megan McArdle. She gets filtered by the 'life is too short to read stupid people' mesh."

I just wish I could follow my own advice more often.

I also want to point out that business school is a joke, and not where someone goes who wants to be serious about understanding an academic discipline.

Dear Blog

Today is Dear Blog day. Enjoy our attention.

Dear Economists

You suck at everything. From Sir J. Bradford DeLong, Earl of Shrill.

Dear Academic Philosophy

You suck.



Monday, October 5, 2009

Thomas Kuhn

Definitely my favorite philosopher of science. In fact, when I started graduate school in philosophy, I thought I might like to do philosophy of science. Unfortunately, as this post points out, Kuhn hasn't had much success in the philosophy of science, and philosophers of science are not all that interested in pursuing a research program inspired by him.

Saturday, October 3, 2009