We are not even remotely done with the jaw-dropping dumbassitude of Blogging Tory Joanne (True Blue), but here's a little something for your Sunday evening literary amusement.
From this ignorant piece of swill, Joanne links to this idiotic Lifesite article, which solemnly informs us that:
A study released in 2005 in Psychological Reports confirmed earlier findings that homosexual men have on average a 20-year shortened life span.
Whoo hoo -- "Psychological Reports", is it? And what do we know about that periodical? Well, there's the "Purpose and Content" page, where we read (among other things):
Controversial material of scientific merit is welcomed ...
We work hard to balance critical editing, specific constructive suggestions for changes, and to make the approach interdisciplinary.
OK, already I'm a bit leery since the journal openly welcomes "controversial material"; you know, as opposed to, say, well-researched stuff, that sort of thing. But, hey ... here's the best part:
Publication is in order of receipt of proof from the authors. There are three publication arrangements.
(1) Regular articles. These are articles which require from 2 through 20 printed pages. Charges are $27.50 per page in multiples of four pages, plus special fees for composition (e.g., tables, figures). Authors receive 200 preprints; additional reprints and covers can be ordered.
(2) One-page articles and notes. This arrangement is useful where the author does not intend to do further work in the area but feels that preliminary findings should be put on record, where it is expected that it will be several years before the final study is completed and reported, or where a particular finding can be reported completely in one page. The author submits a one-page summary of a study accompanied by the full report for filing with the Archive for Psychological Data. Charge is $27.50. Authors receive 50 preprints; additional preprints and covers can be ordered.
(3) Monograph supplements. Certain papers printing to more than 20 pages are published as monographs supplements. These are distributed to subscribers of Perceptual and Motor Skills or Psychological Reports as parts of regular issues and are also made available as separates. Charges are $27.50 per page in multiples of four pages, plus special fees for composition (e.g., tables, figures). Authors receive 200 preprints of the monographs with covers; additional preprints can be ordered.
Yes, you read that right -- you get published in "Psychological Reports" after you send them $27.50 per page (in multiples of four pages). In short, that journal is what is known in the biz as a "vanity publication" -- if you can cough up the dough, you too can see your name in print. In other words, that rag isn't worth the trees it cost to print it. And that's the basis of Joanne's pretentious, patronizing dumbassitude.
The word "stupid" doesn't begin to do that woman justice but, at the moment, it's the best I can come up with.