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  1. about 2 months ago on Doonesbury


  2. about 2 months ago on Doonesbury

    I think it is more cynical than judgmental. You write about politics (and find 1/3rd of the country calls your fact-based reporting “fake news”) and you’re bound to show your cynicism in private just to let it out at all.

  3. 2 months ago on Doonesbury

    Impressive prognostication. The Ryan tweet was posted on Nov 17th, and this comic likely drawn sometime around the new year.

    Yet Friday, Ryan said exactly that same thing he always says: it is too soon, the wrong time, to talk about guns. Trudeau’s experience-based ability to predict the future remains scary.

  4. 3 months ago on Doonesbury

    In terms of recap history, Hunk-Ra is one character I could have done without.

  5. 3 months ago on FoxTrot

    yeah, I’m in Loudoun County outside DC and we’ve had 3 crop dustings and that’s it. Shenandoah NP closed only because of ice concerns, not because of actual accumulation. The valley is badly under-snowed so far this year.

  6. 5 months ago on FoxTrot

    the primary reason i’m on twitter is follow celebs. some of them can be really funny.

  7. 5 months ago on [Deleted]

    i love the collection…but putting the ice/snow goon set in chronological order would have been nice. :)

  8. 5 months ago on Doonesbury

    That doc is particularly sarcastic in his appearances. I’ve always liked him.

  9. 7 months ago on Doonesbury

    Heh – today’s Stone Soup had almost exactly the same sentiment and point:

  10. 8 months ago on FoxTrot Classics

    If Behe, McHugh, and Mayer actually did science, that would be one thing. But they didn’t. Behe published books. McHugh and Mayer bypassed peer review.

    Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence. The ability to shoot holes in their claims is utterly trivial.

    It has nothing to do with political correctness or any sense of establishment. It has everything to do with their failure to present evidence through the rules of science established precisely for the purpose of weeding out bias that can cause one to see more in a result than is actually there. For example in Behe’s case, “God”. Behe and his supporters argue not through logic but through clear logical fallacies – particularly moving the goalposts.

    As for the original comment above, this part I respect the most: “The only practical things they accomplished was the derision of the public, many of whom saw through the power games involved, and they managed to prevent an excitement over newly discovered planets that might have brought them grants and public enthusiasm for space.”

    How much MORE attention would New Horizons have gotten when it finally reached Pluto and spent a year sending data back, if people hadn’t been so grossly turned off by all the arguments over nomenclature.