This is going to be short because I'm supposed to be finishing a grant for review about now, and because my rage burns like an incandescent flare, and I want to rage before I cool off and just accept that some people are stupid. The wife is conservative and watches Fox News all the time. Fair enough. Conservatives get to talk, liberals get to talk, everyone deserves to talk. Fine. Sean Hannity. Hannity has been going through the pork list for the Stimulus package, beating on one project after another. Sure: some of them are spurious. Bridge to nowhere. Free art on the sidewalk. Basically, a little salary and some materials, and no permanent jobs. Fine. We get it. But Hannity's latest accusations of pork also includes: Honeybee research. That's right. Sean isn't down with the honeybee work. This isn't quite a literal quote, but Seany thinks that "bees have been around for millions of years, I don't think we need to worry about them". Well. Without mentioning that this is probably similar to what the dinosaurs would have said ("Space-based defensive platforms? Really? You know, it's been 4.5 billion years and the sky hasn't fallen so far."), does Hannity perhaps not realize that bees produce the lion's share of our food? I could take it - to an extent - when he criticized the bear money. Ok, fine. Bears: not that economy-related. They're off the grid. Beavers? Beaver dams flood things. This costs us cash in the long run. But don't control them; everyone loves wetlands anyway. Whatever. Then he was on the catfish research money. Hannity doesn't seem to know that catfish is the #1 fish consumed in the US. Fine. We'll let that go. But now the bees? Dumbass, they feed you. You should be pouring every fucking dollar you can into finding out if they're dying off, and why. Fucking, fucking, fucking idiot. Fuck you, Hannity. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. You blow things out of proportion about half the time; I was prepared to semi-agree with some of your points the other half, but now fuck you. And Beck is at least partially insane.