Monday, June 13, 2005

A Microscopic Broom Sweeps Dean

From New

"Nano-sized toothbrushes that can clean very small surfaces have been developed by researchers.

Fabricated out of millions of carbon nanotubes, the minuscule brushes could even paint the inside of capillaries thinner than a human hair."

I, for one, am opposed to this kind of research.

Even though the brushes in question are microscopic, they still retain the characteristics and potential for eventual broom-life.

To use them for research is unconscionable and the beginning of a slippery slope that leads to experiments with tiny ladders and tiny buckets of paint.

"I've never been able to understand his appeal. Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does. He's never won anything, as best I can tell."

- Dick Cheney responds to Howard Dean's recent remarks about the Republican Party, while demonstrating the rhetoric that results when he's denied the use of profanity. As Gene Kelly said in Singing In The Rain, "Dignity, always dignity!"

Re: our post of 6/8 (Hot Air, Gases, and You), Andrew Sullivan points out today that Philip Cooney, the “petroleum lobbyist with no scientific training” who edited those government reports about global warming, decided out of the clear blue sky (no pun intended) to resign.

Nothing to do with the editing controversy, you understand. It just so happened that two days after the story broke, "He had accumulated many weeks of leave and had decided to resign and take the summer off to spend the time with his family,” according to the official Bush administration statement.

Isn't that always the way?


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