Monthly Archives: February 2008

“Yeah, it is. Why do you ask?”

Re: the pseudo-controversy about Farrakhan supporting Barack Obama, Glenn Greenwald exposes a glaring double-standard, one that’d make singing along with a Syl Johnson record oddly appropriate. Advertisements

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Tapped Out

Here comes Mr. Broken Record…: President Bush today urged Congress to pass legislation that would give telecom companies immunity from class-action lawsuits for cooperating with U.S. intelligence services in monitoring terrorist communications. “Allowing these lawsuits to proceed would be unfair,” … Continue reading

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Unintentional Symbolism

As is obvious now, the last semblance of intellect within what is for some reason still referred to as “conservatism” has clearly left this planet.  Earlier today, the intellectual “father” of “conservatism” just followed it to the exit. Don’t get … Continue reading

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Site Notice

There’s been an awkward amount of blogfarms — sites consisting of a “blog” that does nothing more than search for anything with a keyword of the owners choosing in it, post an excerpt, and bury the rest of the page … Continue reading

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Taking Back Self

Jim Manzi, a recent guest blogger for Andrew Sullivan, makes a damn good point re: the value of all that information inevitably shared about ourselves in modern commerce.  Surely if these companies that want to sell us crap want to … Continue reading

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Heckuva job, A.P.!

Argh…: Sen. Barack Obama’s refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Reality

Shorter Robert Samuelson: “Change? What change?” By Obama’s own moral standards, Obama fails. Americans “are tired of hearing promises made and 10-point plans proposed in the heat of a campaign only to have nothing change,” he recently said. Shortly thereafter … Continue reading

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