Month: August 2006

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Shorter wingnuts: the failure of the national media to immediately label the crazed actions of someone with severe mental problems enraged by a fight with his mother an act or terrorism with no evidence other than the perpetrator’s ethnicity doesn’t prove that we’re drooling racists–it proves that the MSM is objectively pro-IslamoCommieNaziTransnationalHumanist! (Best example here.) […]

Union Busting

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On August 31, 2006

Yglesias reminds us that reality TV isn’t just evil; it’s Evil. Oddly, the last 10-15 years has seen some of the most complex and interesting television in the history of the medium (Buffy

Glenn Greenwald has a good post about Richard Posner’s interview with fellow lapsed libertarian Glenn Reynolds and Helen Smith. I find Posner’s arguments troubling in many respects, although I would focus on slightly different aspects than Greenwald does. In fairness to Posner, he cannot be accused of a contradiction in advancing a flexible method of […]

Bond Thoughts

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On August 30, 2006

I’m sitting here watching Die Another Day on Spike, and thinking to myself that Brosnan-era Bond really failed to live up to its promise. Of the four films one is genuinely excellent (GoldenEye)

Conservertarianism Explained

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On August 30, 2006
Les Nesman was a prophet. Admittedly, the post-9/11 version would involve the Patton side running over the Murrow side with a steamroller, but you can’t predict everything! With a pointless Dylan list imminent, I should also note that you can knock Infidels all you like, but in its combination of Nice Guy (TM) ressentiment and […]

The Baseball Bat of Analogies

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On August 30, 2006
When in doubt, whine about appeasement.I wonder when the “lesson” of 1938 will lose its force. I would like to think that its days are numbered, especially given how often (and how badly) supporters of the 2003 Iraq War have been driving the analogy into the ground. By invoking the analogy ad nauseum, I suspect […]
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