Sunday, April 30, 2006
We're Not as Dumb as You Think
It's easy to get cynical about the American electorate sometimes. But occasionally I see something
that gives me a little bit of hope.
-Fuzzy Dunlop 23:35 EST |
Why hasn't Miguel Posted about This Yet?
, the CU police took a bunch of high resolution photos of people celebrating April 20th on Farrand Field (on CU's campus) and put them online
seeking identification and offering an award. There's ominous "identified" markings on some of those pictured.
How did I learn about this from a law professor's blawg
? Shouldn't this site be my comprehensive source for all weed-in-Boulder news? I'm deeply disappointed in those of you still in the Denver metro area for not letting us bi-coastal elites know what is going on.
And, moreover, is the University serious? Is 4/20 on Farrand such an embarrassment that they are trying any way they can to deter the event? Why not riot police and horsemen?
-Ziggy Stardust 13:21 EST |
The National Decider
PMCs have been operating in Iraq since early 2003. Bush doesn't know what laws govern their behavior and he laughs it off
-Daddy Brooklyn 11:20 EST |
Saturday, April 29, 2006
When you pry it from my cold dead hands...
You know the story. Some municipality tries to pass an ordinance restricting the ownership of guns and then people like Miguel go nuts. They think their
guns will be next, so they rise up to fight the bans wherever they are. Of course, I could give a shit about guns because my neighborhood is certifiably free of murder. (To see for yourself, open this map
and click on South Brooklyn--I live in a huge murder-free swath of Brooklyn.) But now I know how the gun people feel. Stupid animal lovers got their way in Chicago
and I'm worried that New York will be next.
(Btw: the map I linked to is very interesting.)
-Daddy Brooklyn 12:45 EST |
Friday, April 28, 2006
the gods must be crazy...
Thank heaven for comedy
, it's such a needed element of any finals preparation...
And I can't wait to use the phrase 'incipient verbal diarrhea.'
-Lucky 00:24 EST |
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Let the blood of the rich flow in the streets
I vaguely knew of this show
, but holy crap these people suck.
Sophie was just as quick to defend her mother's decision to spend $180,000 for her party. "Unless they were crazy or hated their child, any parent who was financially able would do it," she said.
-Ziggy Stardust 14:31 EST |
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I'm afraid that we're going to war with Iran
Not that I'm happy about the prospect. But this
is just the sort of thing that will push the administration past its normal capacity for stupidity.
-Fuzzy Dunlop 18:21 EST |
Okay. I had a great post that I have tried to post 5 times. Blogger has convinced me to never blog again.
post works, hey, DB what do you think about them fancy new real estate derivatives CME is offering now?
-Miguel Sanchez 09:24 EST |
A kid is on probation for a mugging and he fails a drug test. What's the sentence? Life in prison.
Same judge: a politically connect man is on probation for killing a prostitute. He fails a drug test three times. His sentence? More probation.
The story is here
-Ziggy Stardust 00:11 EST |
Monday, April 24, 2006
There were three bombings
at the Egyptian resort of Dahab this morning. Just three years ago Aubrey and I spent a wonderful time there. It's just so sad...
-Ziggy Stardust 15:09 EST |
Saturday, April 22, 2006
These pictures are heartbreaking
The Rocky Mtn. News Pulitzer Prize winning photos
-Ziggy Stardust 23:47 EST |
Thursday, April 20, 2006
And my crush on MY only grows...
To me, though, the last best chance to avoid war with Iran would be to not start a war with Iran. This thing about responding to Iranian peace overtures would be nice, but I think it's impossible to overstate the role that not starting a war with Iran plays in the Yglesias War-Avoidance Plan. Basically, if we don't start a war with Iran there . . . won't be a war with Iran.
-Ziggy Stardust 23:47 EST |
Those crazy "liberal" hawks at TNR
What the fuck are they doing, revving up for another war? Geez.
Anyway, this post
was just asinine. So dumb that I was compelled to chip in my two cents. I'm jw873.
-Ziggy Stardust 23:38 EST |
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
King Sized Coffin!
-Miguel Sanchez 14:45 EST |
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
More reasons to hate Anne Coulter
I don't know why I even give her my attention. She is a caricature.
-Ben 05:21 EST |
Thursday, April 13, 2006
(It's obviously time for my yearly post.)
I think what's happening here
is kind of interesting. I don't think much will come of it, but I can hope. (I think the tack they're taking is right, too -- it's probably best, precedentially, for active officers to stay silent, but the retired generals should definitely continue to trash him.)
-Fuzzy Dunlop 20:34 EST |
What if we actually attacked Iran?
It would be awful. Even while reading Seymour Hersh's piece
in this week's New Yorker, I didn't really think about the implications of attacking Iran. But this post
by Publius (and Billmon's post
that Publius linked to) has convinced me that we (anyone who cares about: (a) America, (b) the world, or (c) America's place in the world) have to oppose Messianic Bush with all of our power. Really.
I don't actually know how to stop this Administration though. I mean, c'mon, there aren't a lot of checks on a lame duck President's power to start an (undeclared) war. But we have to try, otherwise we're going to be the suckers and dupes who let this mendacious-on-an-unbelievable-scale Administration start not one but two ruinous wars (NB: we may not be meeting all of our strategic goals in Afghanistan, but it hasn't been a total failure).
God save us.
-Ziggy Stardust 20:29 EST |
Who doesn't love the AMT
-Ziggy Stardust 18:25 EST |
Monday, April 10, 2006
We should listen to James Fallows
about Iran: "the worst option would be a military strike."
He was also right about Iraq
, you know.
Thanks to Matt Y for the reminder
P.S. Does anyone else think it weird that the Broadmoor
is advertising on Fallow's articles?
-Ziggy Stardust 13:00 EST |
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Some interesting data:
US Federal poverty guidelines 2006:
Family or Household
States and D.C.
|For each additional |
-Ben 21:28 EST |
You read something that gets it so exactly right that you have to stop and admire. This article
in slate perfectly captures my feelings and proto-thoughts about HBO and HBO DVDs--the author even captured my feelings about the SFU montage (remember me raving about Sia?).
Basically, I could claim ownership to every opinion expressed in the article. That's weird (and wonderful).
The only thing that Sam Anderson doesn't give emphasis to, I think, is the communal element of watching the shows (either in real time or on DVD). Watching the first season of SFU with Jess and that last with Katie (the girls I've lived with always rock!) made it such a better experience. Discovering and loving the Wire with Mark and Jon is a different thing than liking Rome on my own; sure, the Wire's an intrinsically superior show, but the communal sharing of the plot and characters gives the Wire a richness that I couldn't provide on my own. And, obviously, the Sopranos is an event--something to plan one's evening around--a great reason for a dinner party (hint, hint, Mark).
Okay, back to work.
-Ziggy Stardust 16:48 EST |
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Proposed: Comanche Street reunion 2006
It's Lisa's idea. I'm merely a shill.
It has been nearly 4 years. 6 since the fabled Summer of Love. Many of us are at important times of transition in our lives, both professionally and personally. Our only get-togethers in recent years have been during Christmas or Thanksgiving, and these have consisted usually of only a rushed evening together.
Let's get together this summer, perhaps in July or August, to share some of those old memories and catch up on recent years.
I have made available my parent's cabin in South Dakota, but that doesn't leave out the possibility of going anywhere else (Tahiti, anyone?).
Whatever it is, please signal your interest soon either by commenting on the blog here or emailing Lisa. This way, we can try to plan something several months in advance.
P.S. maybe I will even brew some beer to celebrate.
-Ben 22:46 EST |