…has become a girlie man.
It shows that she’s heap big authentic.
[Update Wednesday afternoon]
Warren’s Clintonian smoke signals.
It’s worth noting that Warren brought on a lot of these tropes about Siberian Americans with her “Powwow Chow.”
[Update a few minutes later]
Actual descendant of Pocahontas to Warren: Apologize.
I suspect that the fraud will keep doubling down.
[Update a couple more minutes later]
Cherokee Nation to Elizabeth Warren: Drop dead.
Unlikely she’ll do that, either, but rarely has someone so publicly pwned themselves.
America is a wonderfully mixed-up place. You meet somebody named Qiáng MacFarland Lopez and the safe bet is that he’s an American. And many of us have had the peculiar experience of feeling a strong sense of kinship with a culture that is not our own. (That’s me in a Swiss train station.) “Multiculturalism” is an intellectual dead end, but culture is not, and there is much to be said for learning Chinese or Hebrew or Nahuatl, reading the great Spanish novels, or coming to understand Buddhism as something more than a feel-good corporate trend.
To consider oneself fixed within the bounds of one’s own specific patrimony is an intellectual poverty. But Senator Warren has not dug into Cherokee history, language, or culture. She simply used the fiction of her Cherokee identity to get something she wanted — a little political leg up on the rest of the sanctimonious white ladies. That’s cheap, vulgar, and wrong — and the Cherokee are right to be annoyed by it. And if Texas Democrats really want a Hispanic name on the ballot to put up against Senator Cruz, then they might consider — here’s a radical thought! — nominating someone of Hispanic heritage as their candidate. As for Rachel Dolezal — my best guess is that being Rachel Dolezal is its own punishment.
I don’t think the Democrats understand how sane people view all this stuff (not to mention all the gender insanity).
Thoughts from Kevin Williamson on the totalitarian left, that is panicked over the loss of power.
…is ten years old, and the professor is feeling a little more optimistic. Happy bloggiversary.
[Update a couple minutes later]
Good lord, I just realized that I’ve been blogging for seventeen years. Where did the time go?
We haven’t all gone insane, but a lot of us seem to be.
I have to say, though, that I’ve been pretty unimpressed with Kelly’s political acument and judgment. He should stick to astronautics. I would also note that the demands of the howling left that he do a struggle session is Maoist.
Thoughts on the latest non-news from Judith Curry:
IMO, even with erroneous attribution of extreme weather/climate events and projections using climate models that are running too hot and not fit for purpose of projecting 21st century climate change, the IPCC still has not made a strong case for this massive investment to prevent 1.5C warming.
Glenn Reynolds on what adding Kavanaugh will mean.
TL;DR: Less than both leftists fear, and conservatives hope. It will take at least one more, maybe two picks, to really change its direction in favor of the Constitution.
I’ve been surprised to see criticism of this from academics in the hard sciences, like Sean Carroll.
A fraud is exposed, but it’s a much larger problem:
Data dredging is fairly common in health research, and especially in studies involving food. It is one reason contradictory nutrition headlines seem to be the norm: One week coffee, cheese and red wine are found to be protective against heart disease and cancer, and the next week a new crop of studies pronounce that they cause it. Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, said that many researchers are under enormous pressure to churn out papers. One recent analysis found that thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days.
I liked this:
“P-hacking is a really serious problem,” said Dr. Ivan Oransky, a co-founder of Retraction Watch, who teaches medical journalism at New York University. “Not to be overly dramatic, but in some ways it throws into question the very statistical basis of what we’re reading as science journalists and as the public.”
You don’t say.
It goes far beyond nutrition. A lot of drug research is based on this sort of thing as well, including the statin scam.
Maybe it should just stop giving it.
To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: It killed my father. It should prepare to die.