Month: July 2009

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Now This One I Get

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On July 31, 2009
Washburn to Detroit, LHPs French, Robles to Seattle. Unlike my snap assessment of the last major trade made by the Mariners (which Scott and I initially disagreed on) this one makes perfect sense for a selling club.  While the two pitchers coming Seattle’s way are probably not as “stellar” as the NYT blog suggests, it […]

Such A Dick

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On July 31, 2009

Until reading this, I had assumed that “Mouthpiece Theater” was a horrible one-shot. (A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards…) But, no, apparently Milbank and Clizza are br

Fat Rights/Gay Rights

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On July 31, 2009

Reading through the comments here and here and here I’m reminded of the many suggestive parallels between arguments about body diversity and those regarding sexual orientation. To simplify a gre

Open Ashes Post

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On July 31, 2009
Australia 263 all out.  England 116-2, bad light stops play. Day 2 of the third test sees England with a slight advantage, which could have been a strong advantage following the Australia collapse had they themselves not lost two quick wickets.   The Bell standing in for Pieterson project begins here, and over at the Ashes Blog they […]

This Matters..How?

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On July 31, 2009

The Broderite argument against politics in the United States Senate, at least when it comes to judicial confirmation hearings, has now been made by the man himself: Both these senators decry the growi

Good Deal

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On July 31, 2009
Like Neyer, and unlike the Daves Brockington and Cameron, I’m inclined to think that the Wilson/Snell trade is a good one for the Mariners. (In fairness, neither of them knew initially that the Pirates were picking up a lot of the salary): I don’t think the Mariners gave up much. As long as I’m vaguely […]

A Compromise Too Far

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On July 30, 2009

I now officially regret having voted for the President.  First, no movement on DADT.  Second, bailing out the very people who brought the global economy down.  Third, criminally not pushing for an

Assume a can opener

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On July 30, 2009
Of all the absurd aspects of present panic over fat, the most absurd is the idea that it makes sense to spend scarce public health resources on trying to make people thinner. We have no idea how to make fat people thin. This overwhelmingly obvious empirical observation is routinely rejected by people who ought to […]

Since you asked

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On July 29, 2009

I admire the work Andrew Sullivan has done keeping the torture scandal in the public eye, and I like some of his other work too. So I don’t particularly enjoy pointing out that this is a ridicul

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