Archives for May 10, 2010

… None of us want to think that criticism is actually about our behavior. It’s much, much easier to dismiss it as the product of someone else’s biased thinking. It’s much easier to say, “This isn’t about what I do, because no matter what I do, this person is not going to like it or…

I carry a badge…

The social transaction here is a major theme of both Dragnet and Adam-12, and one that would later be developed in new directions by TV shows like COPS. …. Read on

You know I’m reviewing my QM blogging. Time for some rants.

Rachel Maddow suggests this as the Must Read document for the impending confirmation process.

How do you build up a movement with destructive criticism? … Yeah, that’s what I thought. But that doesn’t stop the makers of sites like You’re Not Helping from going flat-out negative, even when they’re offering “praise.” Read the beginning of what looks like a series of posts on how to be helpful on the…

Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor-General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, US media reports say. The White House has not yet commented, but Mr Obama is scheduled to announce his choice at 1000 (1400 GMT). If confirmed, she would be the youngest member and the third woman on the court as well as the first…

Happy Birthday, Monty Python