The Kindest, Bravest, Warmest Person I Know

I complain on this blog a lot about bad political analogies. Today let’s try a twist on that: bad political analogies that are criticized for the wrong reasons. Step one – find a bad political analogy. Welp, there’s Trump’s now-infamous "skittles tweet". If you click through to the link, you’ll see a picture of a…

A Source is a Source of Course of Course

Any volunteers for today’s exemplary of crap journalism? Anyone? Mary Elizabeth Williams, is that your hand I see up? Alright then! Rule one in journalism – at least if you’re even remotely interested in getting at the truth – is to always check your facts. Hey, I’m not just taking opportunistic potshots here. That actually…

Double Standards of Olympic Proportions

Hey, check it out: John Scalzi wants still more credit for having the right opinion about everything. In this particular instance, it’s really important to him that you think he’s a great guy for boycotting watching the Olympics, even though he wasn’t planning to watch them anyway. Here’s some "elloquent" prose on the matter: The…

David Berlinski Plays Good Atheist

Vox Day links the following interview with David Berlinski- apparently a mathematician who also has some position at the Discovery Institute – approvingly, and it’s easy to see why. Berlinski is playing the role of what I’ve previously (following PZ Myers – UGH!) called the "Good Atheist." A "Good Atheist" is something like an atheist…