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Really? - 2.25.15. The mystery of women's bodies; Cancer is no big deal; America's future in black and white (and brown).

What you learn in 'abstinence-only' anatomy class. During a debate over an anti-abortion bill, a Republican lawmaker in Idaho asked Monday whether women can just swallow a tiny camera in order to conduct a gynecological exam remotely with a doctor. Because the uterus is connected to the esophagus? h/t Huffington Post. Cancer is ...

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Really? - 2.22.15. Selective morality is bigotry; Buying a President; Is Jeb politically dead?

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” ― Oscar Wilde If you cherry-pick your Bible you're not moral, you're a bigot. In human interaction there will be times when one party feels they got the short end of the stick. In the gay marriage vs. religious businesses ...

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There Will Be Gay Marriage - There's No Reason For There Not To Be.

"With all the angst over gay marriage, you would think it was being made - not just legal - but mandatory." The Supreme Court has seemingly tipped its hand on the constitutional right of gays to marry; it believes there is one. Federal courts have spoken, almost as one, to overturn ...

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Really? - 2.17.15. - Ignorance shouldn't be contagious; Is money drowning politics?; Heroin's new geography; Dr. Strangelove resurfaces in Arkansas.

Ignorance is a celebration. Anti-intellectualism is a badge worn by conservatives with pride. How many politicos do we need to hear say "I'm not a scientist" without consulting a scientist, before we suspect that ignorance is their shield? Kanye West has added his voice. I do not know West's politics, but he is ...

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Dana Perino - "I know everything because I read a newspaper story."

It's Winter, So Conservative Media Trots Out Its Global Warming Deniers.

“They keep saying that sea levels are rising an' all this. It's nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it's because there's too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.” ― Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show. **************************************************** To hell ...

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What you learn in ‘abstinence-only’ anatomy class.

During a debate over an anti-abortion bill, a Republican lawmaker in Idaho asked Monday whether women can just swallow a tiny camera in order to conduct a gynecological exam remotely with a doctor.

Because the uterus is connected to the esophagus? h/t Huffington Post.

Women are a mystery to Idaho Representative Vito Barbieri (R).

Women are a mystery to Idaho Representative Vito Barbieri (R).

Cancer is just a bad case of athlete’s foot.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) wants to reform the rules of end-of-life medical care so that more cancer patients can simply flush out their disease using baking soda.

“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.

This kind of inanity might be expected from a run-of-the-mill GOP state Rep. But Fiore is the CEO of a healthcare company. And she really ought to know why FDA hasn’t approved something. h/t ThinkProgress 

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R). Not the sharpest scalpel in the medical drawer.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R). Not the sharpest scalpel in the medical drawer.

Majority-minority

Despite conservative protestations, America has never been a Christian country. Now, in a further blow to their view of the natural order, we are on the verge of becoming a majority-minority country. By 2019, California and Texas will join New Mexico as states with a majority of minority citizens. If you add in the undocumented, they already are. h/t Salon

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Really? – 2.22.15. Selective morality is bigotry; Buying a President; Is Jeb politically dead?

February 21, 2015

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” ― Oscar Wilde If you cherry-pick your Bible you’re not moral, you’re a bigot. In human interaction there will be times when one party feels they got the short end of the stick. In the gay marriage vs. religious businesses debate, either the […]

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There Will Be Gay Marriage – There’s No Reason For There Not To Be.

February 19, 2015

“With all the angst over gay marriage, you would think it was being made – not just legal – but mandatory.” The Supreme Court has seemingly tipped its hand on the constitutional right of gays to marry; it believes there is one. Federal courts have spoken, almost as one, to overturn equal-marriage bans in sundry […]

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Really? – 2.17.15. – Ignorance shouldn’t be contagious; Is money drowning politics?; Heroin’s new geography; Dr. Strangelove resurfaces in Arkansas.

February 16, 2015

Ignorance is a celebration. Anti-intellectualism is a badge worn by conservatives with pride. How many politicos do we need to hear say “I’m not a scientist” without consulting a scientist, before we suspect that ignorance is their shield? Kanye West has added his voice. I do not know West’s politics, but he is a soul mate […]

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It’s Winter, So Conservative Media Trots Out Its Global Warming Deniers.

February 14, 2015

“They keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. It’s nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it’s because there’s too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.” ― Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show. **************************************************** To hell with climatologists, I […]

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Really? – 2.13.15. Science deniers heated reaction to cold weather; Scott Walker punts on evolution; Rand Paul, the casual liar.

February 13, 2015

When ‘global’ encompasses your whole backyard. The worst thing about cold snaps is the scientific Neanderthals who sneer at global warming because it is freezing where they live – the same smug analysts who are quiet when their local temperatures hit 100º. Neither matters, of course, its ‘global warming’ – not ‘neighborhood warming’. The GOP’s […]

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Real Americans

February 9, 2015

“I have always regarded as a stroke of good fortune that I was not born or brought up in a small American town; they may be the backbone of the nation, but they are also the backbone of ignorance, bigotry, and boredom, all in vast quantities.” ― Gore Vidal Mike Huckabee, in his book ‘God, […]

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A Culture of Selfishness.

February 4, 2015

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The measles epidemic has shone a light on a sickness in America – selfishness. There are an increasing number of Americans who do not vaccinate their children. Some have a religious prohibition, but most […]

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The Vaccination Follies (Political Edition).

February 3, 2015

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov. Who knew that vaccination would become a political issue? After the measles epidemic became the latest crisis du jour – and media coverage became extensive – politicos weighed in. But they didn’t follow the script. […]

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