We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The common pattern: project forward a current trend to an extreme, while assuming other things don’t change much, and then recommend an action which might make sense if this extreme change were to happen all at once soon.
Soon I hope--very soon--we will come to grips with the fact that "homosexuality is a genetic condition" is just bad science. Research funded by the extremely powerful and monied homosexual community. After all what do those little spoiled brats of great wealth do once they have worn (broken) down that cute little poor boy? Oh, I know--dismember the Christian religion, destroy marriage and family--now what--attack science?
Scientists do not fake results. People who have received Ph.Ds and some lesser credentials do fake results. The conferment of such credentials, the employment with the title "researcher" or "scientist" does not make them a scientist. Only by strictly following the scientific method can they be a scientist.
Somewhere there is a 9 yr old boy or girl who is doing better science than most of the multitude of highly credentialed employed with conflated titles. That is they are making specific informed guesses, computing the consequences and comparing the guess to experimental results. But more importantly, they accept their guess is wrong when it isn't confirmed by real world experiments. Nor do they seek to hide in vague hypotheses, which cannot be properly tested.
My sister just had a nail driven into her tire because she pasted a Walker bumper sticker on her car. The campaign up there is nasty and the disinformation is more ubiquitous than cheddar cheese.
My sister claims Wisconsin taxpayers pay 100% of the public employees' pension contributions. My brother, who's a retired teacher, claims he and his fellow employees contribute 100% of the funds in the system, and he's got "experts" to back up what he says.
The sad truth is that Wisconsin taxpayers pay 99%!
Stumping for Walker this weekend: three of the country's smartest, best-mentally-organized, most-accomplished governors: Christi, Haley, Jindal. For the other guy, the one already whupped in the general: Debbie Washerwoman-Sulks and Little Red Russ Feingold. Two addled blue-sky fountains of utter nonsense. What, they couldn't get Jeanean Giraffepolio?