Procedure 289712B

If you haven’t already done so, please make your way to Right Behind and bow before the glory of the Legendary Write-Off. The instructions: Write a manual or guide of no more than 500 and no less than 300 words describing the procedures involved in preparing a sandwich of your choice. This is a competition [Read More...]

Who do you trust? (pt. 1)

Tristero had a thoughtful post last week on “Intelligent Design Creationism and the Erosion of Trust.” Reading this post on the evolution of HIV, tristero realized that, despite being a fairly clever layperson, the science of this particular debate was beyond him. The matter being discussed was so particular to the discipline of the experts [Read More...]

Best practices

Can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you’re only kidding Prompted by Dog the Bounty Hunter’s racist tirade, Dave Niewert of Orcinus comments: Here’s one thing about being a white guy: You hear a lot of "private" talk from other white guys who assume you’re on the same side of the fence as they are [Read More...]

Back from voting

Favorite local candidate name: Judge Proud was up for re-election. Voted against him — not because he sounds like a character from John Bunyan, but because I don’t support judges from the Waterboarding Party. Today was also my first opportunity to vote to remove the Delaware County judge who last summer, in Sea Isle, N.J., [Read More...]

The Stupid Brigade

Max Blumenthal’s visit to the Value Voters Summit has to be seen to be believed: Just when you think that the Rev. Lou Sheldon — “Remember, homosexuality could strike you” — is as whacky as it could get, Max introduces us to Star Parker. After stating that “abortion is the No. 1 killer of black [Read More...]

Some housekeeping

I thought I was done with the “Gay-Hatin’ Gospel” series, but it seems not quite. First there are some questions and criticisms I’ll need to address, and then there are a host of other factors and considerations that I hadn’t thought of which arose in the comment threads. In particular, Brel raised an excellent point [Read More...]

Go read hilzoy

Please go read hilzoy on waterboarding: That we are even having a debate about this question, and that it is not a foregone conclusion that someone who claims not to know whether waterboarding is torture cannot possibly be confirmed as Attorney General, is a testament to the moral degradation of our country, and of our [Read More...]

Deferred maintenance

In just a few short hours Daylight Savings Time will end for real. Half the clocks in my apartment automatically “fell back” last weekend, which was annoying, but a useful excuse all week for showing up late. – – – – – – – – – A bit of perspective: Thousands of people, including 170 [Read More...]