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Archive for January, 2008

In search of the distraction-free desktop.

28th January 2008

Read it.

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Kaus on McCain

28th January 2008

Read it. Not a pretty sight, but a useful reminder.

McCain seems to have conned a lot of Republicans into thinking he’s transformed his position on immigration–for example, Victor Davis Hanson, author of “Mexifornia,” who now writes about “McCain’s won’t-make-that-mistake-again changed views on closing the border.” This even though it’s obvious to anyone paying attention that McCain hasn’t altered his ultimate support for legalization of illegals (once he’s declared the border “secure”). One reason we know this is because he’s said it–he said it again on Meet the Press yesterday, when asked if he’d sign the McCain-Kennedy “comprehensive” immigration bill as president if it came to his desk. Answer: “Yeah.” If somebody like Hernandez, as McCain also said yesterday, “supports my policies and my proposals,” it serves to emphasize that those policies may not have changed as much as cheap dates like Hanson seem to believe. Hernandez’s own Web site features an article describing him as “passionately” advocating legalization of “all Mexican workers in the U.S.” [What about McCain’s statement that: “I will not allow anyone to receive Social Security or any other benefits because they have come here illegally and broken our laws”?–ed Obvious BS. If he offers legalization to the “12 million” who are here they will clearly get benefits from having come here illegally–the benefit of being here legally, for one. Medicaid, Medicare, and public schooling for another. People who came here illegally would also immediately qualify for Social Security benefits as soon as they got the quickie “probationary” Z-visa under McCain’s bill. The only way McCain’s statement would make sense is if he was also planning to offer these benefits to everyone who didn’t cross the border–i.e. the entire population of Mexico. … Actually, that doesn’t seem too far from Dr. Hernandez’s philosophy. … You don’t think …]

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Heath Ledger’s death may have been natural

28th January 2008

Read it. Wouldn’t that be a shock.

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How Long Before Gore Endorses Obama?

28th January 2008

Read it. He’ll wait for the most inept moment to do it.

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Gartner: Blu-ray to win in 2008, HD DVD price cuts are “useless resistance”

28th January 2008

Read it. Well, there you have it.

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Apes Or Angels? Creationism And Race Denial

28th January 2008

Steve Sailer points out some inconvenient truths.

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FCC vs. Innovation

28th January 2008

Read it. We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … ourselves.

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Illegal Aliens Play Big Role In Virginia Gangs

28th January 2008

Read it. My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

After all, they’re breaking the law just by being here. Not a big step to breaking the law in other respects.

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Kill ‘Em All; Let God Sort ‘Em Out

28th January 2008

Read it. Apparently Radley Balko at tReason magazine doesn’t get out much.

We’re fighting drug use not because it’s dangerous or harmful, but because they believe drug use is, in and of itself, immoral.

Apparently this comes as a surprise to him. Don’t know where he’s been living since the ’30s.

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Washington Today

28th January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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65-Million-Year-Old Duckbilled Dinosaur Returning to North Dakota

28th January 2008

Read it. Back to Fargo, no less.

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Jury Selection to Begin for Ohio Mother Accused of Microwaving Month-Old Baby

28th January 2008

Read it. How would you like to have to be on that jury?

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Babies ‘feel pain before 24-week abortion limit’

27th January 2008

Read it. No word on whether it’s the long hours being forced to listen to Mozart.

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Report: Infra-Red Helmet Could Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

27th January 2008

Read it. A useful thing.

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NYT: AZ Prop 300 ‘Frightening’ Away Illegal Alien Students

27th January 2008

Read it. As indeed it ought.

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Tsar Vladimir Sidelines Kasyanov From Managed Election

27th January 2008

Read it. Well, democracy in Russia didn’t last long, did it? Wonder how long before we’re back to 95% turnout and 95% majorities.

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Ethnic Cleansing And Population Growth In Kenya

27th January 2008

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In some circles elections are held to be a sort of universal balm or cure for what ails a society. Terrorism? Elections will cure it. Poverty? Just need elections. Corruption? Elections will throw the bums out. Well, in reality elections sometimes tear a society apart into warring tribes.

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AP: Tough Immigration Laws to Blame for Infant Death

27th January 2008

Read it. And if you believe that one, they’ll tell you another one.

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Church of the Jedi has a new hope

27th January 2008

Read it. Hint: A new one is born every minute.

For extra amusement, imagine what would happen if they tried that in a Muslim country.

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A report from Australia: lockdown at Liverpool hospital Sydney

27th January 2008

Read it. Don’t let a Muslim die in your hospital, you’ll never hear the end of it.

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Type designers decode the presidential candidates

27th January 2008

Read it. Slow news day.

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Genetic variation & cattle

27th January 2008

Read it. The effect of Regressive attitudes on human welfare: Preserving the ancient culture is more important than people prospering.

I’m surprised that they don’t push for a return to medieval strip-cultivation in Europe, where farmers were lucky to get three or four times their seed.  (Oh, sorry, forgot that “diversity” only applies to non-white people.)

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HERE’S A METHOD TO CRAFTY BILL’S MADNESS

27th January 2008

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Few people know the Clintons and their political gamesmanship the way Dick Morris does.

Too bad the Clintons aren’t as good at government as they are at politics.

It’s easy to see the flaws in our current political system; less easy to come up with cures that will actually work.

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Leading Church Bodies, 2000

27th January 2008

Read it. By “Christian” I presume they mean do-it-yourself Protestants.

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Bill Clinton has morphed from statesman into attack dog.

27th January 2008

Read it. Democrats can dish it out but they can’t take it. Of course, only a publication run by Regressives would characterize Bill Clinton as any kind of “statesman”.

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Episcopal church agrees to ‘resist’ illegal alien laws

27th January 2008

Read it. Thus aiding and abetting criminals is described as “Christian duty”. No wonder their church is dissolving around them.

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Shark Bites Australian Fisherman That Reeled It

27th January 2008

Read it. Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed Board Game

27th January 2008

Read it. With the support of his parents, of course. I don’t think this is the old Kansas any more, Toto.

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100 Sheep Baffle Farmer by Forming Circle in English Field

27th January 2008

Read it. Perhaps it was a political comment on the record of his government.

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Don’t treat the old and unhealthy, say doctors

26th January 2008

Read it. This is what you get with socialized medicine — fascist eugenics.

  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. If Hillary wins in ’08, it could happen in your lifetime — which will quickly become solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

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Darkness at Noon — MSM Plays Along with Hamas Photo Staging (Updated)

26th January 2008

Read it. Funny how Reuters and AP fall for stories that a ten-year-old would laugh at.

Photos that make the scam pretty obvious here.

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Coffeehouse Culture II: The Coffeehouse as Office

26th January 2008

Read it. The urban experience — there’s really nothing like it. Indeed, John Scalzi has a book on the subject.

And you need to read Part III here.

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Political Correctness and the Use/Mention Distinction

26th January 2008

Read it. Of course, Regressives in charge of the Political Correctness Police don’t have the mental acuity to make — or appreciate — such distinctions.

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Court Says You Can Copyright A Cease-And-Desist Letter

26th January 2008

Read it. This is extremely silly. Your tax dollars are paying these idiotic judges, folks.

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Twelve little-known facts about Jane Austen

26th January 2008

Read it. Slow news day.

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Heath Ledger’s masseuse changes story

26th January 2008

Read it. Now isn’t that just the perfect tabloid headline?

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‘Miracle girl’ switched blood group

26th January 2008

Read it.

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Mutant Killer Seaweed of Doom

26th January 2008

Read it. Coming soon to freak out an environmentalist near you.

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Separate but unequal: Iran considers issuing different textbooks to male, female students

26th January 2008

Read it. You’d think the feminists would be all over this. But nary a peep. I guess “America-hating foreigner” trumps feminism for the Regressives.

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Bishop exhorts Episcopalians to fund diocese

26th January 2008

Read it. No connection, of course, between the diocese’s financial problems and the lawsuit against separating parishes, oh no.

They don’t have these problems in Europe, of course, because of the church tax.

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Parents: Daughter’s Suicide Attempt Not Tied to Internet Pact Deaths

26th January 2008

Read it. Perhaps it was despair over Global Warming.

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AP Ignores Party Affiliation of Democrat Who Lied About Sex Under Oath

25th January 2008

Read it. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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World’s Most Powerful Rail Gun Delivered to Navy

25th January 2008

Read it.

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Cloned Meat: Surprisingly Similar to Regular Meat

25th January 2008

Read it. Duh.

That’s the whole deal with cloning, see. If it’s not exactly the same, then it’s not a clone.

Which doesn’t mean, of course, that some Church of Gaia fanatic won’t condemn it for being “unnatural”.

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Killer Spanish driver sues for damage to car

25th January 2008

Read it.

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Sandwiches with more calories than Big Mac

25th January 2008

Read it. I’m lovin’ it.

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Sex bad for grades, Cambridge survey shows

25th January 2008

Read it. I know for a fact that it had a deleterious effect on mine. Take whatever action you think is appropriate.

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A practical consumer fuel cell, coming soon

25th January 2008

Read it.

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The Jesus Potato

25th January 2008

Read it. Dead cow and spuds are the foundation of all true civilization. Let not your hearts be troubled.

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North vs. south genetic differentiation in China

25th January 2008

Read it. In case you were wondering. I know I was.

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