After a near perfect week for Obama, McCain has provided him with a bonus.
Mrs Palin is offered as one heartbeat away from a possible President aged 72.
The cunning plan is to win over dis-illusioned feminists supporters of Hilary Clinton. How many of them are global warming deniers with a gun fetish who are opposed to abortion in any circumstances? Do many of them believe in gunning down wolves and polar bears from planes and teaching children creationism?
Mrs Palin is every Hillary supporters’ nightmare and reminiscent of the views of President Bush. But far more right wing. Those who the gods intend to destroy, that first make mad.
Good on you, Barack. Now you have got it made. The only obstacles are the talk jocks and the racists. They grow weaker every day.
The ingrate blames me for saying that the confession of a former opponent of the smoking ban was ‘anonymous.’ Checking back on my sources (you must learn to do this too Mattie) I find that the article on IC Wales website was, and still is, attributed to an un-named ‘staff journalist.’
Not a clue that the person who had denounced her past folly in opposing the ban was indeed Angharad Mair. The IC Wales website is a bit puzzling. There is no picture of Angharad on the article I quoted, but there is one of her on another article, which confusingly is then attributed to someone named ‘Nick Rippington’.
Have they put you in charge of the website Mattie? You must concentrate.
Your protégé status is hanging by a thread.
Ace journalist Ben Goldacre exposes the deception behind the MMR hoax.
The non-link between the triple vaccine and autism was the biggest science story of the last ten years. He does not put the blame on the doctors who started the scare – it was the fault of the tabloids and the Telegraph for using amateur non-specialist journalists. They added unnecessary anxiety to every parent of a young child in Britain. Were they exposing their infant to a nasty disease?
There has been no scare in any of the other 90 countries that use MMR. This was entirely an UK neurosis. It has had dreadful consequences. Take up of MMR plummeted from 92% to 73%. There was a mumps epidemic in 2005 and measles are at a ten year high. All because of very bad science.
Newspapers have not learned the lessons. Science stories are still written by hacks without scientific training. Their purpose is to boost circulation, not to inform their readers.
Ben Goldacre publishes a new book tomorrow, Bad Science. I have ordered my copy on www.guardianbookshop.co.uk. There is a second chapter titled, ‘ How quacks and drug companies convinced us there is a pill for every ill.’
Looking forward to reading that.
A bit of controversy about my enthusiasm for Cardiff Bay yesterday.
Little appears to be known about the wildlife area there. I will explore further. Meanwhile here is an aerial view.