Month: December 2007

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Friday Cat Blogging

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On December 21, 2007
Although her brother Henry has recetly been caught rogering my daughter’s stuffed animals, Emma is by far the more unhinged of the two. She has always devoted some part of her nights to carrying around fake mice and other cat toys, but in recent months — as our home’s canine-feline hostilities have escalated — she’s […]

Presidential Candidates: Not Pundits

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On December 21, 2007
Mark Schmitt gets this exactly right: As an observer of politics, and commenter on it, I almost entirely share Krugman’s and Edwards’ diagnoses. I appreciate the conflictual nature of politics. I don’t think there’s some cross-partisan truth; I understand that the Republican conservatives are intractable. I know those advantaged by the current structure of power […]
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Happy TIDOS Day!

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On December 21, 2007

I almost forgot to wish everyone a Happy Treason-in-Defense-of-Slavery Day. December 20 marks the anniversary of South Carolina’s 1860 decision to leave the Union, in whose newly elected Republi

Pluralism follow-up

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On December 21, 2007

So in general I like to be involved in controversial comment threads that I start, and I seemed have launched the most controversial one of my erstwhile blogging career earlier this week. Due to trave

The Case Against Ron Paul

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On December 20, 2007
Made more than ably by Dana Goldtstein. It is important to remember that, although he was (like Barack Obama) right on the war and supports some other good positions (anti-War (on some classes of people who use some) Drugs), he holds many more crackpot positions, and his libertarianism and federalism seem to stop where women’s […]
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MPAA Thinks of the Children

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On December 20, 2007

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not exactly hip to the latest in stoner film culture, but would someone please tell me I’m the last person to actually hear about this? Maybe I mi

Today in Double Standards

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On December 20, 2007
Via Lauren, Teresa Valdez Klein finds celebrity gossip hack Perez “Castro Is Teh Dead!!!111!!1!” Hilton calling Jamie Lynn Spears “trailer trash” and exclaiming that “Bitch is begging for her job!” Ha-ha! My question: how many of the men attacking Spears weren’t having sex at age 16? OK, well, probably a substantial number. To be more […]

Precedents For A Farce

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On December 20, 2007

Michael Berube notes the obvious predecessors of Jonah Goldberg’s major new contribution to American letters, Mussolini Was Nice To Kittens, Just Like Many…Liberals!!1!!ONE11!!111.I note a

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