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Category: potpourri

Mon 30 Aug 2004

Two things caught my eye this morning -- first, using anecdotal evidence, Phil puts his finger on why the heck I am in law school anyway.

Second, Layne comes up with the best argument against Bush that I've seen.

Let me say this publicly, if only to save my own sanity -- the world won't end if Kerry is elected. The world won't end if Kerry is elected. Heck, we survived 8 years of Clinton, didn't we? And that turned out a lot better than I expected -- he kinda turned conservative anyway.

And you just know if Bush is reelected, he's gonna be impeached, sooner or later. Such is the "us against them" climate that prevails in our capital today.
Posted later in the morning/potpourri ]

Fri 10 Oct 2003

If there is anybody out there reading who finds it outrageous that I get my news from Instapundit and Best of the Web with no balance, I just wish to say, I read left-wing websites (besides Balkin -- it'd be hard to get too much news from him, he might post even more sporadically than me!). Really. It's just that generally I have no wish to pass along what they say. I'd like to say that they're more profane than the right-wing sites, but sadly, I'm not sure that's the case anymore; certainly Talking Points isn't nearly as bad as Tim Blair. If you want this site to be balanced, well, tough. You don't have to read it, now do you? I have no doubt that I'm at least as balanced as Marshall or Balkin are.

Speaking of Blair, I saw linked from his site the story of Jake Ryan, a guy who was at the Bali club during the bombing last year. Very compelling reading.
Posted just after the post below./potpourri ]

Thu 09 Oct 2003

We're cite checking an article by a guy who's younger than I am. Home-schooled prodigy, published a book 6 years ago, and another this year, whatever. Pure pretension, and IMHO, this article is more of the same. Writes for The American Prospect, which if you know your political magazines, ought to tell you enough to know that I'm probably not a fan. But I digress. This article about him is great.

Rush is an idiot, yes, I have to say it. More so for the drug thing than the race thing, but even I liked this article about the issue, but watch out -- the lefties out there can't stand this sentiment. Apparently, Graham is a racist because, well, I'm not sure. I think it's because she is condescending to the black family at the next table (even though she says in the article that her kids aren't nearly as well behaved, but I digress). The problem with this reasoning is that if you take it to its logical extension, you have to agree with John McWhorter, Alan Keyes, and other black conservatives who insist that affirmative action is -- wait for it -- condescending to black people!

Oh, the lefties also hate it that she only mentions black republicans. Sorry, I guess she should have mentioned Charles Barkley or something -- oops, he's a republican, too, umm... Isiah Thomas?

Also of note: Phil Hendrie, responding to Warren Sapp, who was responding to Limbaugh. I was so sad when they changed Hendrie's time slot in DC, I had to quit my job. (NOTE TO IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNGSTERS: This is not a suggestion that you listen to Phil Hendrie! Or maybe I should just say, don't ever call in!)
Posted even later at night./potpourri ]

Wed 17 Sep 2003

Just some things that I thought were interesting on the net; call it bookmarking if you will.

Saletan points out that both sides lie. Imagine that!

College freshman builds a fusion reactor. Via /.

Spock sings about Tolkien. Not for the faint of heart.
Posted at night./potpourri ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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