Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Someone who writes for National Review comes out against torture. Thank you, Mr. Manzi.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a duck, just chillin' by the sidewalk.


Punishing those responsible for war crimes is not "scapegoating". You know what scapegoating is? It's throwing Lynndie England in jail for following orders given by George W. Bush, while leaving him to the luxury of a Texan suburb.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today's TSA terrorism alert level

Today's TSA terrorism alert level is High. Greaaat.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Torture and Me

Now that what we all suspected and really, already knew, about this country's torture apparatus under George W. Bush has come to light, I'm a little numbed.

A few weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh sneered that supporting torture defined being a Republican. I agree with him, and I'd go further: torture defines being an American.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SC culture Part One of a series

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Planes are so amazing.

They're still trying to deport

They're still trying to deport Jan 'Ivan the Terrible' Demjanuk? Seriously they've been trying since I was a boy.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009


National Review has "clarified" their thinking on the gay marriage plague that's so tempting straight white men like me. One sentence in particular jumped out at me:

Both as a social institution and as a public policy, marriage exists to foster connections between heterosexual sex and the rearing of children within stable households.

Doesn't that sound like something General Jack D. Ripper would say?

Andrew Sullivan points out that National Review is at least being consistent. From 1957:

Twenty-year-olds do not generally have the vote, and it is not seriously argued that the difference between 20 and 21-year-olds is the difference between slavery and freedom. The residents of the District of Columbia do not vote: and the population of D.C. increases by geometric proportion. Millions who have the vote do not care to exercise it; millions who have it do not know how to exercise it and do not care to learn. The great majority of the Negroes of the South who do not vote do not care to vote, and would not know for what to vote if they could.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

What the heck? I can't go anywhere without Greg Nickels turning up.

I've been here before but I cannot remember the circumstances. Hmmm...