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The coalition has sneaked a coup on a sleeping public | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian

What are we faced with? A polite kind of coup, in the service of an all-encompassing project that Klein and her followers surely recognise, and of which Friedman would be proud. The Labour party seems punch-drunk, and racked with confusion about how much the coalition has taken from peak-period Blairism (a simple solution: disown those aspects of your disgraced past, and start truly opposing). Every lurch to the free-market right shreds the idea that the Lib Dems are there to pull the Tories back to the centre. With Lib Dem backbench MPs and such grandees as Shirley Williams, I keep having the same conversation. They say they oppose some policies, but are heartened by others, and all is just about OK. In response, the old hippie phrase comes to mind: you are either on the bus, or off the bus.

It speeds on, anyway. And it really is the most amazing thing: not just that this most illegitimate of revolutions is happening, and fast, but that we are sleepwalking into it.

@leonidkruglyak Nice! My only letter-to-ed the Times printed also trashed Barry Bonds. Perhaps that’s the secret … http://bit.ly/i0DaTy

@leonidkruglyak Nice! My only letter-to-ed the Times printed also trashed Barry Bonds. Perhaps that’s the secret … http://bit.ly/i0DaTy

@leonidkruglyak Nice! My only letter-to-ed the Times printed also trashed Barry Bonds. Perhaps that’s the secret … http://bit.ly/i0DaTy

[edyong] Comment on “Snigger”

I am stealing this from Ed Yong’s Posterous, where he had highlighted a scientific paper about chemical changes “deep in Uranus.”

gioscience just commented on the post “Snigger” on Ed Yong’s Posterous, the aptly named Posterous account of Ed Yong

I teach 9th grade science. When we cover the solar system, I set aside 2 minutes when we get to Uranus where any student can make any joke they want. Just gets it all out of the way instead of getting Pearl Harbored by one mid-lecture.

Also, I have a paper that might give this one a run for its money. It’s my all time favorite:
Lee, H-G. et al. (2005) Recurring ethanol exposure induces disinhibited courtship in Drosophila. PLoS ONE 1, e1391

So it’s not just people?

Posterous is the place to post everything. Just email us.