July 31, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

more...

Posted by: Maetenloch at 05:14 PM | Comments (540)
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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

more...

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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

more...

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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

more...

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Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-11-634x634  Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-35-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-06-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-07-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-13-634x634
Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-36-634x634 Kids-with-their-favorite-toys-by-Gabriele-Galimberti-18-634x634

Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

brosh817DA7F8

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No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

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No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

Posted by: Ace at 03:25 PM | Comments (298)
Post contains 138 words, total size 1 kb.

No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

Posted by: Ace at 03:25 PM | Comments (596)
Post contains 138 words, total size 1 kb.

No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

Posted by: Ace at 03:25 PM | Comments (298)
Post contains 138 words, total size 1 kb.

No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

Posted by: Ace at 03:25 PM | Comments (298)
Post contains 138 words, total size 1 kb.

No, Stop, It's Too Cute. Stop It Right Now.
— Ace

A dog had been separated from its owner for two full years.

The owner was away in Slovenia, but returned home to Pennsylvania, whereupon she saw her pooch.

Here's the little guy's reaction at the reunion. more...

Posted by: Ace at 03:25 PM | Comments (298)
Post contains 138 words, total size 1 kb.

72 Hour Ceasefire Declared in Hamas-Israel Fight
— Ace

Beginning at 8 pm am on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations announced early Friday that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Israel will keep its troops in place on the ground during the ceasefire -- the article does not say if they will continue their tunnel-busting missions during the ceasefire.

The parties will gather in Cairo to discuss a longer-lasting ceasefire.

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72 Hour Ceasefire Declared in Hamas-Israel Fight
— Ace

Beginning at 8 pm am on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations announced early Friday that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Israel will keep its troops in place on the ground during the ceasefire -- the article does not say if they will continue their tunnel-busting missions during the ceasefire.

The parties will gather in Cairo to discuss a longer-lasting ceasefire.

Posted by: Ace at 02:53 PM | Comments (150)
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72 Hour Ceasefire Declared in Hamas-Israel Fight
— Ace

Beginning at 8 pm am on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations announced early Friday that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Israel will keep its troops in place on the ground during the ceasefire -- the article does not say if they will continue their tunnel-busting missions during the ceasefire.

The parties will gather in Cairo to discuss a longer-lasting ceasefire.

Posted by: Ace at 02:53 PM | Comments (152)
Post contains 93 words, total size 1 kb.

72 Hour Ceasefire Declared in Hamas-Israel Fight
— Ace

Beginning at 8 pm am on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations announced early Friday that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Israel will keep its troops in place on the ground during the ceasefire -- the article does not say if they will continue their tunnel-busting missions during the ceasefire.

The parties will gather in Cairo to discuss a longer-lasting ceasefire.

Posted by: Ace at 02:53 PM | Comments (136)
Post contains 93 words, total size 1 kb.

72 Hour Ceasefire Declared in Hamas-Israel Fight
— Ace

Beginning at 8 pm am on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations announced early Friday that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Israel will keep its troops in place on the ground during the ceasefire -- the article does not say if they will continue their tunnel-busting missions during the ceasefire.

The parties will gather in Cairo to discuss a longer-lasting ceasefire.

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Leftwing "Wonks" Shocked Again to Learn Basic Things
— Ace

I would propose a simple definition of "expert:" One who is not surprised or even stunned to learn the basics of his claimed field of expertise.

By this definition, the left has a serious lack of experts.

I might add to the definition of "expert:" One who is interested in a subject matter and motivated to learn as much about it as possible, even if such fresh learning might cut against his base partisan impulses.

I'm afraid the left is studded with "experts" who fail this prong of the definition, as well:


See Sean Davis' piece for leftist "wonks" claiming that the argument in Halbig couldn't possibly be accurate, or else it would prove them (those who supposedly follow this subject in all its details) to be "idiots."

And of course -- we know that couldn't possibly be true.

Don't we?

Oh: The below video recapitulates Jon Gruber's meanderings.
more...

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Leftwing "Wonks" Shocked Again to Learn Basic Things
— Ace

I would propose a simple definition of "expert:" One who is not surprised or even stunned to learn the basics of his claimed field of expertise.

By this definition, the left has a serious lack of experts.

I might add to the definition of "expert:" One who is interested in a subject matter and motivated to learn as much about it as possible, even if such fresh learning might cut against his base partisan impulses.

I'm afraid the left is studded with "experts" who fail this prong of the definition, as well:


See Sean Davis' piece for leftist "wonks" claiming that the argument in Halbig couldn't possibly be accurate, or else it would prove them (those who supposedly follow this subject in all its details) to be "idiots."

And of course -- we know that couldn't possibly be true.

Don't we?

Oh: The below video recapitulates Jon Gruber's meanderings.
more...

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