Pigeons and Republicans


It turns out that pigeons (Columba livia) can rank items by numbers; they recognize, for example, that three is larger than two. On the evidence, this makes them brighter than House Republicans. Advertisements

The First American Environmentalist


WC was brought to believe that Henry David Thoreau, under-bathed proto-hippy and general rabble rouser, was America’s first environmentalist, with Ralph Waldo Emerson in a supporting role. WC was taught wrong. Teabaggers, presumably, will be appalled to learn that the man who on May 12, 1818 said: [W]e can scarcely be warranted in supposing that…