And this doesn't even get into the profane and stupid content, it's just the names of the blogs. In fact, take a random vulgarity, add it to a racial or gender group, and throw the word "angry" out there in front of it if you're so inclined, and you've just probably named another liberal blog.
That is John Hawkins conclusion after perusing a few liberal blogrolls. He does have a point: the left likes to paint conservatives as angry and obsessed with race, but who is it that's always talking about these things?
John Hawkins celebrates thanksgiving by highlighting some of his older work. One of these is his Confessions of an Isolationist Wannabe. It's still spot on, other than the reference to Russia ass friend; by now it's pretty obvious that that was a transitory thing.
You'd think the football field were a public accounting firm with the amount of turnover(s) we've seen on the field tonight.
And GO COLTS!
Hmm. That's more than I have to say about the Super Bowl so I'll let it stand.
On a related note, the way they rolled from the Super Bowl directly into a Super Bowl party on the new Criminal Minds was a nice touch of TV. Very fortuitous that the generic commentary they had from Phil Simms was about turnovers being key since, as Sarah noted, turnovers were a huge part of the game.
PARENTS have been warned to check their children's Christmas
presents after it was revealed hundreds of hardcore pornographic images
had been hidden in books, clothes and toys at some of Melbourne's major
Police fear children could open gifts on Christmas morning to find them lined with porn.
technology expert Kenneth Palliser, 53, of Mitcham, allegedly slipped
pornographic images of children into merchandise at four major shopping
complexes in the eastern suburbs between November 18 and 26.
The good news is that they caught the guy. The bad news is that they're by no means certain they've found it all.
I was just over at SarahK's and reading about her newest symptoms and doctor problems. I'm all to familiar with having a serious medical problem that you can't get a diagnosis for (though I've never felt my doctors weren't taking me seriously). It's incredibly frustrating. Sarah's one my favorite people so swing by and offer some encouragement.
Eugene Volokh has posted the introduction to a new article that he has coming out in a few months. Essentially, he seems to be arguing that, based on other areas where people's lives are in danger and they are allowed to take extraordinary measures, even when they are harmful to others, the same should be allowed for organ purchases.
I, of course, would not have relied on the Roe and Casey abortion cases as I believe those cases were wrongly decided and should be reversed. Still, I find the argument interesting.
This of course ignores the policy arguments for banning organ sales, namely that the poor and desperate will be taken advantage. I presume in the actual article he'll address that to some extent.
I don't know, maybe I just don't want to believe it, but I'm having trouble buying all of this. I know I don't buy a few of his examples, especially some of those relating to scenes in Passion, but he's certainly got a lot of material here.
Glenn Reynolds calls for legislation that would include stiff penalties for cops who arrest citizens just for taking pictures of them. There does seem to be a lot of this going on lately. I'm not sure I go along of all of his proposals, but we've got to start somewhere.
Now that the New York Times has locked its nutty columnists
in the sub-basement known as TimesSelect, the likes of Maureen Dowd,
Frank Rich and Paul Krugman have become far less influential in our
This is a good thing, since Krugman continues to just make stuff up.
Read on as points out the absurdity of a Krugman claim.
John Hawkins tries to take on some of the nonsensical rumors swirling about that the Bush administration is trying to merge the US into some sort of superstate. I'm afraid that he's not going to have much impact. As he notes, it's difficult to reason people out of ideas they weren't reasoned into. He tries to address the rumors head-on, but his best point is probably this:
...then believe your own knowledge of how the U.S. Government works. To
merge the United States into a North American Union would obviously
require a whole host of Constitutional Amendments. In fact, so many
would be necessary that the only possible way to accomplish it would be
through a Constitutional Convention, an event that hasn't occurred in
over 200 years and that would require the support of 34 state
legislatures to be possible. So, even if George Bush or any other U.S.
President were so inclined to create a North American superstate, he
would be powerless to do so unless he were able to rally 2/3 of
America's state legislatures to his side.
People, even if this was going to happen, it's not going to happen without anyone knowing about it.
People understand that athletes need a little assistance in the writing
department, so it’s no big deal when they use co-authors. But as a
writer, I wonder why I can’t try out for the NFL using a co-athlete.
I’d bring the intangibles, such as my desire to make my co-athlete work
extra hard in the off-season to stay in shape. I’d also be willing to
make him play hurt. The jumping and running and catching are the easy
parts. It’s the “competitiveness” that I’d bring to the mix, and you
can’t put a price on that.
Why? The reasons are mostly positive ones. This has been a fantastic
year for me. I finished my doctorate. I started law school, which I'd
been looking forward to for a long time, and which I'm enjoying every
bit as much as I thought I would. I did some teaching this past year,
which I enjoyed tremendously, and will teach again this coming spring.
I published a couple of short journal articles. I got a book deal.
And I'm dating a wonderful woman whom I adore. With absolutely no
disrespect intended to my co-authors or our readers, those things all
take priority over blogging. And those things have been taking up a lot
of my time.
Still, he'll be missed. For that matter, he's been missed already. As Josh points out, he hasn't posted much lately.
By no means have I always agreed with Josh, but I've always valued his opinion and have generally found his positions to be well reasoned.
I've taken some hiatuses from blogging from time to time. I've had health problems that have gotten in the way and sometimes I've just gotten burnt out. But I've never been able to pull myself away entirely. There have always been some blogs I'd read and I've always felt drawn back.
I don't write as many long pieces as I used to and I don't put as much time into it as I once did, but I guess it's in my blood. I seriously doubt I'll ever be able to completely give it up.
If Josh can be happy without the blog, more power to him. Oh, and I hope someone in the blogosphere will be letting us know when Josh's book is out.