Monthly Archive: April 2009

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…and he doesn’t look a day over 400.

“Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will him about mine ears; and sometime voices, That if I then had waked after long sleep, Will make me sleep again, and then in dreaming The clouds methought...

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Glenn Beck and the Red Knight

“I told you about these people.  They only mate with their own kind.   It’s yuppie inbreeding.  That’s why they’re retarded and wear the same clothes.  They don’t feel love.  They only negotiate love moments. ...

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quote for the morning

“It’s perfectly possible to think both at once: that real-world torture is ineffective, and that fantasy-world effective torture would be ethically atrocious.” ~ Jason Kuznicki more after the leap…

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Taking the Wrong Approach

I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that both sides of the “Did We Torture?” debate are doing themselves a big disservice in how they approach their arguments.  This perhaps isn’t surprising since I tend...

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left conservatism revisited

So my wife tells me yesterday that I’m not conservative.  She asks me how exactly I consider myself to be, in any sense of the word “conservative” and I go through some of my...

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Where are you Congress?

In response to Scott’s excellent post, I would say that all this shows is yet again that the Executive Branch is not the right organ, nor the Judicial, nor the CIA itself.  Congress needs...

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On drawing attention to that which you despise.

To judge by the big bold text on the posters that have been appearing all over campus, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been invaded by white supremacists. If you read...

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Torture (II)

Torture is a difficult subject. I think that for Americans of a certain disposition – particularly those of us who grew up abroad – the idea of torture really cuts to the bone; a...

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Comment of the Day

From commenter Ken (comment #6 in this thread): If we just continue to pretend that every detainee knows about a bomb about to explode ANY MINUTE in a big building full of babies and...

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Chef Dave provides today’s recipe…

1 part distortion-filled ad campaign that doesn’t intend to have a huge cheeseball factor but does 1 part campy 50’s-60’s sci-fi/horror The result Goes well with a glass of red wine or a warm...

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torture

“Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because a bond is established between you and him… These things I know, Ubertino; I also...

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skills…

… to pay the bills.

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Certainty About the Law

First, let me say that I respect Sonny Bunch.  A lot.  I rarely agree with Sonny, but he is clearly and genuinely interested in engaging those with whom he disagrees.  That said, the posts (and...

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a quote for the middle of the afternoon

“I’m sick to frigging death of people – self-identifiedly conservative or otherwise – whose reaction to the ongoing revelation of what our government and its representatives did post-9/11 is to say, Oh, well, I’m...

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A pro-Apple commenter said it perfectly…

… when he pointed out that Apple is selling a lifestyle, not just a computer. And he’s right! Personally, I don’t need to buy a lifestyle from a corporation. I need a computer that...

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The Problem with the Tea Parties

Okay, I’m still trying to figure out why these Tea Parties bother me so much.  There’s a number of things that just feel wrong, on a sort of intangible level.  I’m constantly reminded of...

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Why I’m Conflicted on Torture Prosecutions

[N/B: I originally posted this Off the Cuff, but in response to Cascadian’s comments, I decided to elaborate and turn this into a full post.] Transplanted Lawyer sums up – albeit in a lot...

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(Intellectually) Leggy Blond

Rod Dreher points us towards this Giles Fraser post in Church Times about Philip Blond, intellectual guru of Red Toryism.  ED has discussed Blond previously here at the League. Here is the portion of...

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Speaking of the DHS memo redux…

Michael Savage has filed a lawsuit against the government claiming that the memo has a chilling effect on free speech (H/T: Dispatches from the Culture Wars).   Regardless of one’s opinion of the content of...

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