Search Results: political
22 Apr 2008: The Personal is Political, Earth Day Edition
Politics: earth day, environmentalism, feminism · 10 comments
... we discover in these groups is that personal problems are political problems. There are no personal solutions at this time. There is only ...
30 Aug 2004: Note to People on Political Volunteer Phone Lists
Politics: i hate everything, impeach Bush, US party politics · no comments
When someone calls you up and asks if you'd like to volunteer again this year, please don't tell them about your disappointment with the Democratic Party. The person on the other end doesn't necessarily like the Democratic Party any more than you do, thoug ...
17 Aug 2004: Political Gear Extravaganza
Politics: · no comments
I went down to the local Democratic headquarters last night, to purchase swag and scope out volunteer opportunities with the youth-oriented partisan institution. Actually joining the Young Dems would be an unseemly affront to my cultivated lefty-swing-vote ...
11 Aug 2002: Political Cuisine
Human Fuzzies, Meta, Personal: · no comments
Someone points out the following: anarchists can't cook Right, that's why they need a cookbook. But what about their odd bedfellows the anarcho-syndicalists? Can they cook? I'm glad I have a firm belief in the usefulness of Law and Order. I made bread y ...
26 Feb 2009: The Stimulating Effects of Monitoring Volcanoes
Politics, Science: economics, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 10 comments
... since I just spent the better part of an evening reading political arguments on the Internet, I have to share what I think is the ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... I don't know how to properly account for my rather strong political biases here. DID HE SERIOUSLY JUST SAY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE ...
6 Jan 2009: High Femme and Geekery
Aimless: · 13 comments
... fashion choices are presented as a natural subject for political analysis - femming out is revolutionary, or counter-revolutionary, or ... the same green polo every Thursday without inspiring any political debate or unease? Men! With girlishness and fashion, I submit that ...
6 Nov 2008: Why Proposition 8 Hurts So Much
Politics: · 3 comments
... in the social hierarchy? Sure, it's an injustice and a political setback, but it's easy to see how people can be afraid of the ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... to people thinking that I carry around some kind of political correctness billy-club in an uncomfortable locale, and that the only ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... already knew what was wrong. The real problems are social, political, and economic: We have lots of old buildings and can't just replace ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... paint dry. In blogging (and this may apply more to political blogging than to science blogging, but let's not pretend we haven't ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
... I'm not really worried about stains to my personal political purity that might result from the association. I am, however, worried ...
2 Feb 2008: Lusi Lecture
Links: · no comments
... and simply say that this is the best introduction to the political situation I've seen yet. (Hat tip: ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... a city-wide intervention. I'm not sure what level of political or financial backing the idea is getting from Venetian authorities - ...
3 Jan 2008: Notes from the Iowa Frontlines
Politics: Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton, Iowa caucuses, presidential elections · 2 comments
... telephoning in the past couple days, and a number of local political figures decided at the last minute to endorse Obama), and started ... because...". This household is a fat, juicy political prize - three registered Democrats, all of whom intend to caucus, one ...
22 Oct 2007: Carnivalling
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, civil liberties, scientiae · 1 comment
Remember: Your Scientiae posts are due on Monday! Here, again, are the theme announcement and instructions for submission. You want to write about women in science, you know you do! Need a better concept of your own mortality? The second-ever edition of ...
28 Sep 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: UC TA Strike
Politics: academia, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, labor unions · no comments
... wrong wall It's not that I don't have explicitly political union ballads in my library. This is a decidedly ambiguous reading. ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... has always had a multi-party political system. Women have always been police chiefs in major cities. They ...
4 Jul 2007: Fourth of July: I’m Doin’ It Wrong
Politics: cat macros, fuck the Enlightenment, patriotism · 11 comments
... have, if not quite a partisan goal, at least a clear political purpose. On the 4th of July, though, everyone tries to come together ... we are as a democratic nation, which are of course still political. However, they are much more difficult to talk about, because they ...
21 Jun 2007: Asking for a Pony
Politics: academia, blog carnivals, entitlement, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa, scientiae · 4 comments
... I describe things as personal that are really political. While I don't quite have the urge to scour the blogosphere for ... roles and virtues, and b) provided personal solutions to political problems, situating flaws within the individual woman instead of her ...
11 Apr 2007: Looking for New Earth
Science: extrasolar planets, telescopes · 6 comments
... feat, but a number of engineering challenges (and yeah, political challenges too) remain before the device can be put into orbit with ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... adding more reviewers is not a good defense against the political nature of the process. This particular fellowship was not awarded ...
Politics: gender, Hillary Clinton, lazy journalism, sexism · 6 comments
... dressed I listened to KQED's Forum. They had on a bunch of political horse race handicappers to talk about the upcoming primary elections, ... year (year and a half, if Clinton wins the nomination) of political commentary. That men are sexist voters is not worth discussing - not ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... will be unable to engage in effective, reality-based political debate. It's really, really hard not to put down whole survey ...
Politics: Alameda County, endorsements, local elections, Oakland · 4 comments
... former staff members in Smith's office paint Smith as a politically-motivated boss with a fierce temper who would frequently berate his ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... to say that). At this point, though, the scientific and political controversy isn't about whether or not this was an explosion. For ...
25 Aug 2006: Tidbits
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, ground water, Mars, Pluto · 15 comments
... the political: What long take-home exams are really testing - privilege, ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... choose to identify myself with the socially-constructed, political notion of "Whiteness." I'm not ashamed of my ethnic heritage, per se, ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... gendered brains, while interesting, are not crucial to political advocacy. I think the way forward is to discuss the evidence we have for sexist discrimination, and work on social and political solutions (which may or may not bring us all the way to 50/50 gender ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... can and should be done on individual, institutional and political levels to make STEMM careers more welcoming for women. Written in ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... I mean only "talk about it on my pseudonymous blog"--for political reasons? The discussion there goes on about Christian cultural ... us about its broader social environment. That the current political discourse leads us to think "oh, well, crazy mobs will be crazy mobs, ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... supposed to) feel unusually free to share their political opinions: Plumbers Taxi drivers Plumbers Plumbers The last ... listen or persuade. But, I don't want to have a respectful political dialogue in which both participants truly open themselves to the ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... and Michael Moore isn't radical enough into their local political magazine? [...] Conservatism is a *learned* social behavior, just ...
21 Mar 2006: Thomas Kuhn and Big Historiography
Science: Berzerkeley, Big History, Kuhn, Lacan, Marxism, paradigms, philosophy of science · 4 comments
... and Marxism. Because so what if we're ostensibly apolitical scientists who would never dream of constructing knowledge*, we're at ...
31 Jan 2006: Procrastinating Things
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, denmark, offensive humor, patriarchy, psychology, racism, relationships · 3 comments
One I'm surprised that Ester's surprised that Fatah burned a Danish flag. Denmark's foreign policy may be sympathetic, and they sometimes talk a good talk about tolerance, but in practice many Danes who were horrified by the rise of the xenophobe-wing Fol ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... naturalists, or economists), and drawing parallels between political science jargon and mineralogy jargon. Slightly baffling, at least to ...
8 Dec 2005: AGU Four
Links, Personal, Politics: american geophysical union, feminism, peer review, pharmacists, socks · 3 comments
... but I never thought of feminism as anything other than a political ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... Odd, then that objecting to the term is itself a form of political correctness: "don't say racist! That's offensive!" The thing is, if ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... These remarks are, variously, allusions to recurring political tropes, hopelessly cryptic comments on the broader role of ballot initiatives in California political culture, exaggerated caricatures of my actual opinions, and total ...
23 Oct 2005: Peevishness and Science
Human Fuzzies, Links: pep bands, project management · no comments
... him, but in a rather more pieful-sky (and yet painfully politically relevant) sort of way. Happy 30th anniversary of the Icelandic ...
7 Oct 2005: Friday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Berzerkeley, restaurant reviews · 5 comments
... this is your chance to infiltrate the mainstream political establishment! Like it or not, the Young Dems serve as a grooming ...
3 Sep 2005: Unpacking Someone
Meta: fan mail, hate mail · 1 comment
... duck pr0n is much more offensive than snarky, erratic political advocacy. Community standards, isn't ...
Politics: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans · no comments
... barricades", I don't know - it's so hard to keep up with political jargon these ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... and Whaling Still Banned, which seems to be the Icelandic political situation in a nutshell. That evening we visited the Blue Lagoon, ...
Personal, Politics: advertising, craigslist, feminism, feminisms, racism, sexism, the Ur-Oppression, torture · 6 comments
... um, I dunno. When was the last time you saw a cantankerous political community sit down and listen respectfully to an argument against ...
25 May 2005: For the Record
Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... puts forth ridiculous stereotypes about one of my favorite political movements, and I'm a little too indignant to finish this post right ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... some set of seismograms whose waveforms conflict with my political and/or religious beliefs, my Ph.D. will not be denied. My political beliefs, by the way, dictate that rich people's houses fall down all ...
28 Apr 2005: Friday Random Ten-and-Twelve
Whimsy: Friday random ten, search requests · 2 comments
... painted like cows porn scandinavian mint worms denmark political degenerate I want info on Mung beans NOw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! venusian ...
27 Apr 2005: Defamation in the Congressional Record, hoorah!
Politics: abortion, Congressional shenanigans · 6 comments
... falsify and rewrite that description as a political attack, is not only unprecedented, it is fundamentally dishonest and ...
4 Apr 2005: Links to Daylight’s Rescue
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: concert bands, Holst, labor unions, Taco Bell, workers rights · 2 comments
... designed to make it difficult for them to operate as a political force and behave more transparently, where "transparent" will ...
23 Mar 2005: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?
Links, Science: geoblogosphere · 32 comments
... the Ground Down Dirt Girl - Decomposition of the socio-political element Highly Allochthonous - Vaguely informed commentary from the ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... teaching course. He's a good guy; I don't trust his political instincts (he caused a bit of a flap a while back...) but I do trust ...
21 Feb 2005: The Moral Matrix
Politics: quizzes · 4 comments
... 2D political quiz. I'm in the moderately upper left: Ideologies: Social ...
9 Dec 2004: Abortion Post Omega
Politics: abortion, ethics · 7 comments
... in the Lakoffish blah-de-blah about whether or not it's politically savvy to display such an interest) but this is so precisely ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... progressive men talk about how, in light of political realities, preserving abortion rights should be carefully weighed ... and join them - the Realm of Forms is where all the juicy political action is these days anyway! A rich symphony slowly fades to a ...
10 Nov 2004: Suckers for Science in the Suburbs
Politics: California ballot propositions, embryonic stem cells, genetic engineering, health care, scientific illiteracy, stem cell research · 5 comments
... science, but to look at that hype in the dry context of political soundbiting and scientific illiteracy is to miss something very, very ...
3 Nov 2004: Back on the Horse
Politics: angst, Internet activism, presidential elections, Ralph Nader, US party politics · 2 comments
... for angst! Angst about what we as a quasi-coherent sociopolitical movement could have done better; angst about why those funny people ... and it's good that we're aimless. All we're missing is the political equivalent of pheromone trails - quick, decentralized, universalized ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... of law enforcement, and there are a number of bullshit political pay-for-endorsement organizations with big shiny sheriff stars on ... for the Governator and all those law-enforcement-esque political endorsement gravy train operators: registered independents vote along ...
29 Sep 2004: Moral Leadership A La Dennis Hastert
Politics: · 1 comment
... the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Reform Act would be political suicide - which is why it's the best bill ever for introducing sneaky ...
15 Sep 2004: California Performance Review for Geologists
Politics: California politics, environmentalism, urban planning · no comments
... keeping with my emergent desire for political activity on those narrowly tailored local and technical matters where ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... with the local chapter of your favorite political party or lobby group (if you have to force yourself to watch the RNC ...
23 Aug 2004: John Kerry, War God
Politics: John Kerry, pacifism, presidential elections · no comments
... the Young Dem volunteer night tonight. How's that for political wherewithal on a nice sunny day, eh? (linknod to ...
17 Aug 2004: The Goth Old Party?
Politics: · 1 comment
... a bunch of young conservatives learning to find a voice in political satire. Which I imagine to taste somewhat like salt licorice. Dick ...
12 Jul 2004: Yay Class Warfare!
Politics: classism, health care, John Edwards, labor unions, trade, workers rights · no comments
... of class warfare more than just about anything else in political discourse, except maybe pie. So I'm happy about John Edwards. What ...
11 Jun 2004: Water on Black Mesa
Politics: · 4 comments
... culture but don't yield much insight into the technical or political issues involved, and the political issues are fascinating. The technical issues are fascinating too, but ...
2 Jun 2004: Viva Quebeckistan!
Personal: quizzes · no comments
I forgot how depressing a scrubby brown strip of land can be. By all rights things should be falling down with calm greenness, the same way you fall into a lawn chair with a beer in your hand on summer evenings. Here, it's not so much a falling down greenn ...
25 Mar 2004: The Neon Leg Warmer of the Caribbean
Politics: Haiti, Somalia, tourism, war · 1 comment
... the making) as the story of life rather than the story of political leadership. While the story of wartime politics can be interesting, ...
22 Mar 2004: Al Qaeda Wuvs Widdle Georgie-poo?
Politics: · 2 comments
... you're thinking of using the "Al Qaeda wuvs you!" line of political attack: a letter received by the London-based quotidien Al-Qods ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... of Democracy tampering with scientific expertise for political gain, we'll move to a comparison of scientific standards in the ...
22 Aug 2003: But You Still Have Two Kidneys, Scott!
Politics: California politics, criminals, media politics, organ donation, political tactics · 2 comments
... those corneas.) but it's hardly an issue of immediate political need in the state of California. All the serious pundits are talking ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... providing a common-man alternative to Your Favorite Political Evil, fixing California's broken chi, getting increased exposure for ... recall election. There are at least eight Ph.D. theses on political culture to be written, and enough human interest stories to fuel all ...
21 Dec 2002: Miss Manners at the INS
Politics: immigration, marriage · 1 comment
... they want to send a woman back to Afghanistan after giving political asylum to her eight siblings. If I had my way, of course, being a woman in Afghanistan would earn you automagick political asylum. But that'll never happen, so I have another question. Let's ...
5 Nov 2002: None of the Above
Personal, Politics: California politics, Gray Davis, US party politics · no comments
... Maybe we all just like to use the word "doody-head" in political discourse. It's the sort of thing I should crab at - faced with a ...
23 Aug 2002: Listen Up
Politics: · no comments
... and listening—but I think there's a lot of formulaic political discourse that masquerades as true discussion. Given that I would like to promote and participate in true political discussion, how can I speak in ways that encourage me to listen to ...
21 Nov 2001: joining my drunk…
Politics: · no comments
... I vowed to spend these four years totally piss drunk. Crap political news is much easier to handle that way, I think, and now that the ... coalition, there's going to be an extra daily dose of crap political news coming from Christiansborg. I found myself dispensing sage ...
15 Oct 2001: I don’t know if you’ve
Politics: · no comments
... the impact of Operation Fuckbomb Afghanistan on the geopolitical scene, but even if one assumes that September 11 marked the end of ...
Whimsy: nipples, wtf · no comments
... commodified in our culture, so that they exist (in a sociopolitical sense) only for the men who enjoy them. Whatever. But sometime during ...
25 Sep 2001: nonsense words
Aimless: · no comments
... fun of other bloggers. It allows them to adopt fashionable political views at a moment's notice, without ever defending them as adeptly as ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... of military targets in the lower 48 states, these kinds of political realities have never had much of an impact on my life. My vacations ...