Archives for April 24, 2009

Well, at some level, you should be worrying now. This is serious. But there are a lot of other things you should be worried about as well, such as the nuclear threat and, if you live in tornado alley, tornadoes. But when do you have to start paying attention to current information, bulletins, and so…

Maddow on Torture

Including some discussion of Judge Bybee. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

I was trying to explain to a friend who does not read my blog what I’d written about a set of related topics, and realized that what I’ve done may be a bit confusing. So, I’ve assembled the titles and links to these posts into a simple chronological list. If you’ve only read one or…

You’ve heard about the swine flu that is about to sweep across the land? Here’s the latest from a reliable source. Do people in the south ever wear confederate military uniforms to funerals, or is Mike Dunford confused? More on Twitter from James Hrynyshyn An excellent post explaining why global warming is not real. Or,…

I had mentioned earlier the discovery of Morris the Jewish hardware store owner and Mr. Bryne the Jewish department store owner. There are two ways in which Jewish people seemed to play a disproportionate role in the retail world when I was growing up. In fact, there was an overarching ethnicity to much of the…

Splogs

Should Ad Networks Pay Publishers For Stolen Content? The Fair Syndication Consortium Thinks So. As newspapers and other publishers watch their revenues diminish, one common refrain among them is that maybe they should somehow go after Google or Yahoo for aiding and abetting the destruction of their businesses and sometimes the wholesale theft of their…

I had the strangest afternoon yesterday. I went and picked up Julia at school and brought her back to the U. My plan was to attend the retirement party of an honored colleague, Phil. The first strange thing was hanging out for fifteen minutes or so with my 13 year old Daughter at the University…

What is an editor?

Well, a person who edits. Are editors passe, no longer of use, old school, in the New Media of the Internet? Maybe. Maybe not. Here is a post suggesting that Editors have a role, and an important role, and I have a feeling that this is going to be the beginning of an interesting discussion.

Obama’s first 100 days

The first 100 days of totally stupid crap about Obama from the right wing.

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