Monthly Archives: September 2006

Compound idiocy on Gitmo

On top of the moral problem with detainee treatment — and the logic issue of whether there even should be detainments, let alone whether the “right” people are being detained — there’s deciding what to do with them. Congress is … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation….sorta

You wouldn’t think I’d be reading this one: “China Inc.: How the rise of the next superpower challenges america & the world” Seems like it’d just be Dobbs-ian barking about trade, right? Well, if that kind of crap is its … Continue reading

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A question for PETA

If all other animals are morally equivalent to human beings to the point that it is unethical to harm them, then why is it OK for cockroaches to bite us but not for us to bite cockroaches?

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Moment of Clarity?

Mel Gibson proves that old adage of “a broken clock is right twice a day”: Mel Gibson has returned to the spotlight to promote his upcoming movie “Apocalypto,” and to criticize the war in Iraq, according to the Hollywood Reporter. … Continue reading

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The problem with judges

TChris of TalkLeft reads the NY Times so you don’t have to, and finds that yes, local judges can be dickheads too.  The examples mentioned of New York municipal judges’ misbehavior ranges from denying a domestic violence victim a protection … Continue reading

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The things I do late at night…

While flipping through channels I remembered that over a YEAR ago I’d particpated in a meme about whether or not personality traits & political views had correlations (my contribution would be here).  So what did I do?  Why, try to … Continue reading

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They sure know their audience…

Was reading a Fareed Zakaria column, noticed the Newsweek site had pictures of the covers to each edition of the magazine (screencap, w/ helpful highlighting, here)… Call it my cynicism boiling over, but I smell a calculated move here.  They … Continue reading

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