Out Sick

For days I’ve had this yucky stuffed-up, dizzy feeling – sneezing….. got a cold from somewhere so I’m recuperating. Called off work. Got chicken soup, water, books, movies, and cats who will snuggle.

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In His Own Words – Economics?

Ohoo. I like this one.   (And brazenly swiped from Susie Madrak at Suburban Guerrilla.)

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All Right….I’m Going Fookin’ Crazy, Here!

Ya know….I’m doubling up on my meds, sometimes tripling…..still about over the top waiting for Tuesday to come – and go.

We need some music.   Something relaxing, yet motivational.

I SO Deserve This

Yes….Yes!!  Oh fuck me! Fuck me!!!

Oopss – wrong venue….

Sorry – just could not resist.  /*snort*/

My Fellow Prisoners

Sooo ~ John McCain is NOW criticizing the Bush administration.  Well, here – let’s just see what he told Chris Matthews (while on the college tour – Notre Dame):


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This was the first comment at the Washington Times story this morning.  I’ve been checking it for the past couple of days and, amazingly, it’s not indicative of the responses.  A word of caution – don’t be drinking anything…

He shouldn’t have to carry all the burden, because no party is blameless in this case. The fact that the liberal illuminati [sic] ignored all the warnings about Wall Street just shows how they believe in spending money, not thinking of the consequences.

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And if that’s not enough for ya – check this out…..


Today in Chester, Pennsylvania – here’s what Obama had to say about John & George, and the economy.

“John McCain’s ridden shotgun as George Bush has driven our economy toward a cliff, and now he wants to take the wheel and step on the gas,” he said. “When it comes to the issue of taxes, saying that John McCain is running for a third Bush term isn’t being fair to George Bush. He’s proposing $300 billion in new tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and the biggest corporations. That’s something not even George Bush proposed.”

I hope I can live through this next week.

Scheming Senator Ted Stevens

Yeow!  Found guility, eh, Uncle Ted?  That’s not the only problem he has either.

The 84-year-old senator is locked in a tight race for re-election against his Democratic challenger, Mark Begich. Stevens hopes to retain the seat he has held since 1968.

Here’s a bit with Uncle Ted and Sarah Palin this past summer regarding energy, who she ‘greatly respects.’

Mocking the Fruit Fly’s Contribution to Science

Keith, I will try to be as nice as….oh fuck it –

This is the most mindless, ignorant, uninformed comment that we have seen from Gov. Palin so far, and there has been a lot of competition for that prize.” (Richard Wolfe to Keith Olbermann ~ video below)

There – that little bugger – that’s a fruit fly.

You know the ones Sarah Palin maligned because she has no obvious understanding of the role the fruit fly plays in scientific research.  Having a strong biology background, one of the things we did in first year Biology and beyond (Cell Biology) was grow fruit fly colonies. They’re considered ‘standard model organism’ because approximately “75% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genetic code of fruit flies (Reiter et al (2001) Genome Research: 11(6):1114-25), and 50% of fly protein sequences have mammalian analogues.

In looking for a picture of this pesky creature I instantaneously found an article from Science Daily that I read and will quote in a moment ‘cuz I found it so fascinating.  I also ran across a couple of other articles both which describe the influential role fruit flies play in (genetic) research.  The very article with the pic of the fly discusses the swapping out of one gene and the result in relation to ‘sexual roles’ reversal. Not only is it interesting, it’s entertaining. The other article relates to alcohol tolerance, and as one researcher explains: “If we can characterize similar genetic differences and neurobehavioral responses that underlie acute tolerance in humans, that could potentially provide new targets for the development of drugs to treat alcohol dependence.Continue reading