Month: November 2009

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Minaret Ban

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On November 30, 2009
I think the ban on the hijab in public schools and other public places in France and elsewhere is deeply misguided at best, thinly veiled racism at (much more likely) worst, but at least in that case, I understood the plausible rationale behind the policy. I’ve read several discussions of Switzerland’s Minaret ban, and have […]

Grumble Grumble Grumble

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On November 30, 2009
It’s probably not worth bellyaching about this, but when Geoffrey Dunn at HuffPo takes/receives credit for “discovering” that Sarah Palin misquoted John Wooden in an epigraph of Going Rogue, it would be awfully generous of him to give credit to the blog where this embarrassing detail first surfaced, particularly since he finds the actual quotation […]

"In Poor Taste" Doesn’t Begin to Cover It…

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On November 30, 2009
Gun Club Gomer: It is probably a total coincidence, but Parkland is 22 miles down I-5 from Evergreen State College, the radical leftist school that helped create Rachel Corrie and Andrew Mickel, the later of which ambushed a police officer in Nov 2002, and is now on death row. Another radical leftist shot and killed […]

Dumond This Isn’t

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On November 30, 2009

Given Huckabee’s gruesome history on related matters, it’s tempting to say that he deserves any demagoguery he’s on the receiving end of because of this. But it would be wrong. As Ma

Brett Favre and the hype machine

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On November 30, 2009
Speaking of the culture of celebrity and media saturation, an ironic aspect of the ridiculous levels of worshipful coverage that Brett Favre has gotten over the years is that it has made it eas(ier) to overlook that he’s in the midst of one of the most amazing seasons in NFL history. His 24 TD passes, […]

The Chosen One

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On November 29, 2009

The Tiger Woods incident provides an interesting glimpse into the world of celebrity image making, and the corporate and media interests that enable it. Woods got into a minor car accident early Frida

Hooray for Baltimore!

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On November 29, 2009

Baltimore displays some guts: The Baltimore City Council went where no local government has gone before, it seems, in telling crisis pregnancy centers in the city this week that they have to put up si

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