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Why, nothing is quite as valuable as worthless advice.

Stressed because of your first day back to work?  A good old tantrum is just what you need to avoid work for a while as you stand in the unemployment line.

Who the hell gives advice like this?

What about the old days?  You know, when it was considered admirable to “take it like a man”? You know… The Duke?

No, today, we must run around holding our skirts high and whining like a bunch of girls on amphetamines to preserve our metrosexual way of life.  I suppose it might be a good suggestion after all because look at how many folks have climbed to the top using agitated screaming outbursts.

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You know by now that I am an anti-Globular-Worming headcase.  Still, even though the article could be construed as supporting my stance, it isn’t… well… it just ain’t news-worthy.  Well, it is and it isn’t.  It’s interesting in a really “gee whiz”-ey sort of way but is utterly meaningless otherwise.

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You’d think that if you were going to write science pieces for news organizations you would be expected to have some science background.  Nope.

Scientists mapped the Milky Way in a more detailed, three-dimensional way and found that it’s 15 percent larger in breadth. More important, it’s denser, with 50 percent more mass, which is like weight.

( source:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,476207,00.html )

Niiiiiice.  “… mass, which is like weight…”

Weight is the force exerted by an object of a given mass in a given gravitational field (acceleration).  F=m*a.

The expression saying mass is like weight is just so incredibly stupid that it isn’t even wrong.

The argument “You have to consider the audience, they won’t know the difference” is asinine.  If you write dumbed-down articles your audience will likely never seek to know more.  Challenge them and they might look something up in order to understand it better.  People are not stupid even though many choose to act that way.

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Laughing with tears in my eyes…  Ann Coulter banned from NBC for life.  Thanks Drudge!  Hilarious.

"We are just not going to have her on any more, it's over," a top network source explains.

(…later in the article…)

"We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now," a TODAY insider reveals. "It's such a downer. It's just not the time, and it's not what our audience wants, either.

(posted on a newsflash at Drudge Report)

Boo-hoo!  My goodness, criticism of Obamessaiah is certainly grounds for excluding someone based on their views!  Actually, it is, as we saw with the Dixie Chicks.  They expressed their views, and many fans expressed theirs by not buying their music.

But what is truly entertaining here is that it is a typically self-proclaimed bastion of free speech that is severing ties with her when her book was on the very topic of news media bias and uneven-handed behavior.

Whattahoot.

… more later…

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