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Favorites of the Aughts…

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On December 31, 2009
I will remember the Aughts warmly, as if they constituted a time period that spanned ten years. Favorite Five Films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindY Tu Mama TambienYi YiNo Country for Old MenIn the Mood for Love Favorite Five Television Series: The WireThe SopranosMad MenBattlestar GalacticaLost Favorite Five Albums: Decoration Day, Drive By TruckersA […]

NW 253 Redux

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On December 30, 2009
Rob covers most of the points on 253 that I would have touched upon (as well as some I hadn’t considered), but there are a few I want to add. First, as a preface, I’ve flown AMS-DTW six or eight times, and been on that very flight, and I’m happy to report that this experience […]

Various Flight 253 Thoughts

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On December 30, 2009

Briefly, regarding the Detroit-Failure-to-Explode-Thing: The successful destruction of Flight 253 might not have threatened American power, or the material foundation of American life, but it certainl

A collision of hacks

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On December 29, 2009
What the hell? It wouldn’t have been difficult to predict this, but the stupidity of Deborah Solomon interviewing John Yoo does indeed approach the density of a degenerate dwarf star. After describing Yoo’s new book as “an eloquent, fact-laden history of audacious power grabs by American presidents,” Solomon offers him the chance to set forth, […]

You Don’t Say

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On December 29, 2009
Apparently, spending hundreds of billions of dollars to construct a facility used 8 time a year with contracts that ensure that virtually all of the profits go to the subsidized plutocrats isn’t a good deal for municipalities. Share
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