Archive for April, 2007

The Fallacy of the Magic Shield

The Fallacy of the Magic Shield

| April 18, 2007 | 1 Reply

If you’re interested in what the blogosphere is saying about the mass murder at Virginia Tech, Jules Crittenden has a pretty complete roundup of links. One of the thought-provoking discussions whizzing about the web today is that of defense and action. Some are criticital of the state of Virginia (and rightly so, I believe) for […]

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Oh, That "More or Less Fair and Balanced" Media

Oh, That "More or Less Fair and Balanced" Media

| April 18, 2007 | Reply

Did you know that the problem with the media before George Bush became President is that they were too nice to Republican Presidents and that media executives lived in constant fear of running afounl of conservative media watchdogs? That’s how E.J. Dionne remembers Life Before Fairness. From the late 1960s until the past few years, […]

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Getting Shot, Losing Your Job. It's all the Same to Obama.

Getting Shot, Losing Your Job. It's all the Same to Obama.

| April 17, 2007 | Reply

I sincerely hope hat Barak Obama quickly corrects his odd comments today: “There’s also another kind of violence that we’re going to have to think about. It’s not necessarily the physical violence, but the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways,” he said, and goes on to catalogue other forms of “violence.” […]

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With Reporters Like This, Why Do We Need Tabloids?

With Reporters Like This, Why Do We Need Tabloids?

| April 17, 2007 | Reply

If you’re looking for a reason the MSM is swirling down the tubes this story is a pretty good one. The downfall of talk show host Don Imus for racist and misogynistic comments was the second most-heavily covered story of the year to date, according to the PEJ’s weekly study of the agenda of the […]

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So that is Credibility, Huh?

So that is Credibility, Huh?

| April 17, 2007 | 1 Reply

Should I take so much glee when Eugene Robinson, easily the most ridiculous regular columnist at the Washington Post falls into a bog of deliclious irony? Yeah, I think maybe I should. Here’s how Robinson begins his column today: Today’s topic is credibility… As you might expect, the column is the usual diatribe about those […]

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Geeks with Guns – The Good Kind!

Geeks with Guns – The Good Kind!

| April 17, 2007 | Reply

Pure Geekish Awesomeness. When President Bush ordered troops to Iraq, he probably never imagined that he would be ultimately be responsible for what very well could be the very first D&D convention/game day ever held in a war zone. Ziggurat Con, being held June 9 from 1200 to 2100 hours at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase, is […]

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Here is a Hero

Here is a Hero

| April 17, 2007 | 2 Replies

I’m not going to say much about the shooting at Virginia Tech. I’m not sure what there really is to say about the incident except that I grieve with the families of those who are dead and I wish a speedy and full recovery for those who have been wounded. I do not wonder why […]

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Fox?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Fox?

| April 16, 2007 | Reply

If the major Democratic Presidential candidates are afraid of a debate sponsored by Fox News how am I supposed to believe they’d stand up to Mad Mahmoud or any other Islamist? How am I supposed to believe they’d take a tough stance on anything if they are cowed by a news network? Were I running […]

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John Edwards: Strong Against Intolerance, Unless it Works for Him

John Edwards: Strong Against Intolerance, Unless it Works for Him

| April 12, 2007 | Reply

This was John Edwards about Don Imus two days ago (via Tom Maguire): “If you tolerate this kind of language in your presence, you are essentially sowing the seeds of intolerance,” Edwards told reporters in Mamaroneck this morning. “And I think all of us have an obligation to speak out and condemn this kind of […]

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On Justice

On Justice

| April 12, 2007 | Reply

Justice is a word whose definition floats greatly. Imus is a rich, white male. He made his controversial statements about poor (let’s assume) black women just one week and one day ago. He called them “nappy headed ho’s,” and they’ve been forced to live with this false charge, although actually they haven’t, because no one […]

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