Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hairdrying the Myth Away

No need to post this, really. The default assumption is that when the GOP cites anything you can be sure that A. It is complete bullshit B. It is complete bullshit C. All of the above.

Research Firm Cited by GOP Is Owned by Health Insurer -

"The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the debate as much as the Lewin Group, a consulting firm whose research has been widely cited by opponents of a public insurance option.

To Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Republican whip, it is 'the nonpartisan Lewin Group.' To Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, it is an 'independent research firm.' To Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the second-ranking Republican on the pivotal Finance Committee, it is 'well known as one of the most nonpartisan groups in the country.'

Generally left unsaid amid all the citations is that the Lewin Group is wholly owned by UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest insurers."

Max Baucus is the fakiest of the fake Democrats.

This guy is pure awful:

Daily Kos: Report: Baucus Drawing Outrage in Dem Caucus.


As one who marks up a good 60 papers a week, this is hilarious. Vanity Fair marked up VPILFs actual resignation speech.

She talk pretty... not.

Palin's Resignation: The Edited Version |


I gotta get me one of these.

A hair dryer. Brilliant!

Atheists choose 'de-baptism' to renounce childhood faith -

"In a type of mock ceremony that's now been performed in at least four states, a robed 'priest' used a hairdryer marked 'reason' in an apparent bid to blow away the waters of baptism once and for all. Several dozen participants then fed on a 'de-sacrament' (crackers with peanut butter) and received certificates assuring they had 'freely renounced a previous mistake, and accepted Reason over Superstition.'"

Because... well, I don't have much else to blog about today. My apologies for the Foxworthyness:

Redneck Games Slideshow: Vote


Mars Flight Simulation: 6 Men Endure 105 Days Of Isolation In Simulated Flight:

"MOSCOW -- Russian engineers broke a red wax seal and six men emerged from a metal hatch after 105 days of isolation in a mock spacecraft, still smiling after testing the stresses that space travelers may face on the journey to Mars."

No comments: