Category Archives: Science, Tech & Medicine

Crazy people to stay in Tuscaloosa where they belong

Board votes to recommend rebuilding Bryce hospital in Tuscaloosa | Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com.

Birmingham was trying to get the state to move the insane asylum mental health facility to the empty Carraway Hospital there, but instead they’re going to build a whole new facility here in Tuscaloosa. The University gets the old place, which is going to be lots of fun when they start stashing freshmen there.

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This explains why Republicans are so big on “disciplining children”

Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds | Science Blog

They’re just looking out for the brand.

That’s our Dick!

Silicon Valley: HealthSouth Paid For Someone’s Fake Boobs

I haven’t mentioned it, but there’s a civil trial going on where Scrushy’s being sued — basically, an OJ situation. One thing that’s come out is that the Scrush had the company pay for replacement fake boobs for a member of his silly girl group.

Burn in hell, Arlen

‘Specter For The Cure’ Cancer Website, Really Political Fundraising Tool | TPMDC

Next on the stimulus package!

UAB doctor, other experts recommend HIV screening for everyone – al.com

Let’s spend billions of dollars to test people who don’t have AIDS and can’t have AIDS for AIDS.

In that they actually know something about science

Obama science choices break from Bush – White House transition- msnbc.com

I won’t miss him

Conservative activist Paul Weyrich dead at 66 – Politics- msnbc.com

But I’m not here to attack the dead. Well, not exactly. The story goes on to say that he had been “in ill health” for years and had had both legs amputated. That sure looks like diabetes, and as a diabetic I’m sensitive to that. But I can’t think of why you’d try to keep that secret.