Monthly Archives: June 2005

Wonder How Atrios Will Justify This One

In Nashville, cops are targeting homosexuals in sting operations…not for being gay, but by trying to elicit drug sales out of them. They also get a little fun smearing, I mean, uh, “arresting” a “resisting” queer, after posing as an … Continue reading

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Late to the Trend Again

I discovered the joys of single malt scotch a couple of years ago, when my parents brought back a very fine (if young) vintage from Scotland. This after my mother had famously derided scotch as “tasting like cough syrup.” I’ve … Continue reading

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A Klansman Klaps for Kelo

“You know,” says kouncilman Klukker, “it sure had been hard fighting the NAACP trying to prove that a neighborhood with those people is blighted, no matter how high the median income or how little crack we were able to plant.” … Continue reading

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Just to Make Sure I Know They’re Still Anti-Freedom…

The Republicans are making sure I know that conservatives can be every bit as repugnant to those who care about liberty by trying to pass an anti-flag-burning amendment. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to buy two … Continue reading

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“Liberals” Robbing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich

Fresh off defending their ability to regulate commerce over the dead bodies of cancer patients, the so-called liberals of the Supreme Court are now defending the right of the government to steal homes from working stiffs and giving them to … Continue reading

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Good Things Coming From Bad Causes Does Not Justify the Bad Cause

I have heard many conservatives use the following as a justification for the Iraq war: the elections in Lebanon, the abandonment by Libya of its chemical weapons program, and even the lessening of restrictions in Egypt. I have also heard … Continue reading

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If Global Free Trade Is a Race to the Bottom…

If global free trade is a race to the bottom, as many who view income disparities as the root of all evil claim, then shouldn’t we applaud the implied social justice of the resultant world where we’re all dirt poor? … Continue reading

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John “Hannibal” Stokes on MacTel, Me on the Sun-set Option

The transition debate continues, and John “Hannibal” Stokes, every bit the CPU gearhead that John Siracusa isn’t, puts in his take. He talks AMD vs. Intel, the mystique of PowerPC, and lays out the reasons for the shift away from … Continue reading

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Apple, Intel. Intel, Apple. Consumer, Confusion. Confusion, Consumer.

John Siracusa covers any points I’d thought of related to the logic and emotion of Apple switching to Intel and goes, as usual, quite a bit further. The only question he doesn’t ask that others are wisely asking is, what … Continue reading

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It’s a Sad, Sad Day

…when the most liberal member of the Supreme Court upholds racism and classism to side with John Ashcroft. We’re gonna beat up on cancer patients to make sure that black people remember their place in our society–behind bars. And there’s … Continue reading

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