Monthly Archives: June 2010

Why Don’t You All F- …

James Fallows on why McChrystal must go: It’s about civilian control of the military, respect for the chain of command, and the concepts of disrespect and insubordination. Every officer and enlisted person in every military branch is well schooled in … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences

It’s rather surprising to me, as an American, to read in the Guardian the specific expletives that Nicolas Anelka uttered to get himself sent home (one game) early from his country’s World Cup appearance.

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There Is No Theory of Evolution, Just a List of Animals Stephen Strasburg Allows to Live

More Stephen Strasburg Facts in the wake of last night’s 14 strikeout, seven-inning Major League debut for the Washington Nationals: No pitcher had ever struck out so many with so few pitches… Only 36 times had a player struck out … Continue reading

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A Riot, A Riot of My Own

Glenn Beck: “This is a book from people who were doing what we’re doing now.”  Those people: “God created separate races, but Communism insists upon racial inter-mixture.” This just isn’t much of a surprise.  Beck and the Tea Party, who … Continue reading

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It’s All in Your Mind, Not in Your Brain

Nicholas Carr’s new book, The Shallows, expands the argument he made in the Atlantic a few years ago.  In the original article, Carr reported that he and his friends felt that their use of the Web was shortening their attention … Continue reading

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I’m going back to using “fugly”

I loved Dustin Byfuglien’s name, until I was corrected and told that it’s actually pronounced like “Bufflin”.  Well, from the “suck it, trebek” file, apparently the broadcasters have it wrong too, it’s actually “bye-FOOG-lie-in“. As for tonight, go ‘hawks!

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Maybe phrenology was bogus…

But I have yet to meet a Rush Limbaugh lookalike who wasn’t a loon. From TPM (quoting the Free Times, which I can’t load at the moment), apparently a State Senator (R) in South Carolina referred to an Indian-American gubernatorial … Continue reading

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They Are Who We Thought They Were

Bruce Bartlett, reviewing new data from a poll of 1,695 Washington state residents, concludes that Tea Party Movement members “are largely united in being unsympathetic to African Americans, militant in their hostility toward illegal immigrants, and very conservative socially. At … Continue reading

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Where They Cut Off Your Ear If They Don’t Like Your Face

Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak: “”We need to always remember that we aren’t North America or Western Europe, we live in the Middle East, in a place where there is no mercy for the weak and there aren’t second chances … Continue reading

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Insight from Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews: “I’m looking at myself in the camera and I’m saying, ‘I don’t understand what I’m talking about here.’ I am so far beyond what I know anything about here.” (This said in the context of armchair psychoanalysis of … Continue reading

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