by Patrick Vecchio National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre is not a gifted public speaker. At yesterday’s press conference—the NRA’s first statement after the Sandy Hook school massacre—LaPierre’s head bobbed distractingly […]
My friends have been joking on Facebook for weeks now about “apocalypse parties,” posting REM videos, and getting things done before the world ended today. And I have to say, a very […]
The NRA’s press conference and suggestions were somewhat astonishing: Don’t regulate guns, regulate video games. Don’t blame gun-owners, create a database of all the mentally disabled/ill and track them. “The only thing […]
Wait – what? The world didn’t end? Son of a bitch. Didn’t see that coming. Okay. Rebooting. So, some time back I wrote a poem about the end of the world. All things […]
Most engineers take on some of their employer’s values. As a result, many engineers come to see industrial climate disruption as a threat to their employer and to their jobs, and that leads too many engineers to deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.
Finally, we have a result that we sort of expected: #16 Rick Springfield takes out unseeded Foreigner. The 87%-13% margin is more than we might have anticipated, but Rick’s fans tend to […]
As you probably already know, the world ends tomorrow. If you didn’t know this, you might want to Google “Mayan calendar” and start getting right with Jesus. Anyhow, the end of the […]
For those of you who have not noticed, the Weather Channel has decided to start a new trend: named Winter Storms. I had not realized this effort was being made until a […]
Libertarians who feel that their personal liberty is threatened by industrial climate disruption are more susceptible than most to confirmation bias and motivated reasoning. That’s why so many libertarians deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.