Archive for April, 2007

A Very Good Timewaster

A Very Good Timewaster

| April 12, 2007 | Reply

It’s Indestructo Tank! Your tank is indestructible and acrobatic and bouncier than you’d expect a tank to be. It’s an interesting little free game and there is an element of strategy as well.

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Actions and Words

Actions and Words

| April 12, 2007 | 2 Replies

James Lileks has a Bleat today that I think is worth your time. In it, he talks a bit about a new book by Hugh Hewitt on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney, as you know if you’ve read a newspaper or two in the past couple of months, is Mormon. He’s a pretty devout […]

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Word of the Week.

Word of the Week.

| April 11, 2007 | 1 Reply

You learn something new every day. It’s not that Fred Thompson was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer a couple of years ago and that he’s been living a healthy and active life since then. I wish Mr. Thompson well and I honestly hope he decided to run for President. The race could do with someone of […]

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How About Them Nats??

How About Them Nats??

| April 11, 2007 | Reply

Now that we’re done with the first week of the 2007 baseball season, let’s take a look at the Washington Nationals. Bleagh! Okay. Enough of a look. We want to be able to eat dinner later. The Nationals, right now, are bad beyond bad. They are the first team since 1900 to be down by […]

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One and Done, I Think, for the Wizards

One and Done, I Think, for the Wizards

| April 11, 2007 | Reply

The Washington Wizards are in deep, deep trouble. Last night they lost their fifth game in a row to a team they should have beaten handily both times they played them recently. This past two weeks have pretty much doomed the Wizards’ season. First, they lost a game on a crazy once-in-a-season turnover to a […]

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Governor O'Malley vs. Representative Democracy

Governor O'Malley vs. Representative Democracy

| April 11, 2007 | 6 Replies

This is a really bad idea. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law yesterday a measure that would circumvent the Electoral College by awarding the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide. There are plenty of very good reasons the Electoral College exists. I hope they still teach them […]

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Somalia: All Our Fault?

Somalia: All Our Fault?

| April 10, 2007 | 1 Reply

Today’s Washington Post has an editorial about Somalia that leaves me a bit confused. Here is the basic story, as told by the editors. AT THE END of last year, a slender opportunity opened to stabilize Somalia, a failed state in the Horn of Africa that has become a haven for members of al-Qaeda and […]

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The NFL Gets Tough on Crime

The NFL Gets Tough on Crime

| April 10, 2007 | Reply

It’s about time. NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell cracked down Tuesday on the player misconduct that’s plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee’s Adam “Pacman” Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati’s Chris Henry for eight games. “It is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right,” Goodell said in […]

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Cherrypicking Conensus

Cherrypicking Conensus

| April 10, 2007 | 1 Reply

When it comes to science, you either accept scientific consensus or you don’t. I’m not stuck on “scientific consensus” as the debate-ender nearly as much as some are. I tend to think that consensus isn’t a scientific position so much as a political one, where a bunch of scientists get together and hammer out something […]

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We Know Whose Side They're On Already

We Know Whose Side They're On Already

| April 9, 2007 | Reply

This comes as no surprise to me at all. Private Johnson Beharry’s courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle’s crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross. For the BBC, however, his story is “too positive” about the conflict. The corporation has cancelled the […]

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