Biography

RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

They can't help themselves

The Lincoln Journal Star editorial board has swung so far left, it's comical to watch it try to appear balanced, as it did today, reviewing the Republican convention.
For months, mainstream pundits have portrayed Mitt Romney as out of touch and socially awkward with ordinary Americans.
Mainstream pundits, eh? Who would they be? Rachel Maddow? Leonard Pitts? EJ Dionne? Notice they didn't actually name any of these 'mainstream pundits'?
Probably not the guy you’d want to yuk it up with at the bar on Saturday night, but maybe someone you would want as a trustworthy designated driver.
This isn't biased, it's just stupid. He's a Mormon, geniuses. They don't drink.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech was riddled with errors in fact and distortions. To cite one example, the auto plant that Ryan said was closed despite President Barack Obama’s promise to keep it open actually closed before Obama became president.
To cite one example, this is complete nonsense. The Janesville GM plant closed in April 2009, as described by the Janesville Gazette, which would be, you would think, in a position to notice.The LJS clearly swallowed this lie whole from some other partisan 'fact-checker', and didn't notice it had been throughly debunked within 12 hours.

On the bright side, I doubt anyone was taken in by this transparent piece of disingenuousness.

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