Beasts are still beasts, despite the cages So a cadre of Democrats and some not totally insane moderate Republicans beat Dr. Moreau's Tea Party animals back into their rickety cages. Yes, I'm imagining Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell in pith helmets with tranquilizer darts and electric prods. I wish that meant I could lay... Continue Reading →
Do you smell the fires burning? Just when I thought we might just get through this government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis more or less intact, it turns out Dr. Moreau's beasts are closer to breaking their chains. I thought that our one hope, anemic as that may ... ...This post has been moved to the New... Continue Reading →
Fukushima is here! If you think you are far enough away that you don't have to worry about the radiation from Fukushima, you may have another think coming. Fukushima is Here.
On Keeping My Fingers Crossed So, it looks like the beasts are not entirely out of their cages after all… …or they are not quite as bestial as we thought. Either way, for the time being, we have forestalled a government default. Well…we've forestalled the default for another six weeks. ...This post has been... Continue Reading →
Let's Call This One Yesterday I offered an admittedly tongue in cheek theory about Tea Party Politics. I called it the Doctor Moreau Theory. Hopefully this resulted in some of my younger subscribers googling "Doctro Moreau". Regardless, the premise is simple. Corporate interests (without completely ignoring Democrats, for sure) backed ideologically dogmatic Tea Partiers... Continue Reading →
Offering the Dr. Moreau Theory of Tea Party Politics Since it became obvious that the right wing of the right wing was intent on shutting down the government I've been trying to make sense of what seems…well…insane. As a sociologist, I like to assume that social phenomena are logically and reasonably explainable. Contemporary politics has... Continue Reading →