Monthly Archive: July 2012

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Moving MON TIKI

Hippie Chic boat movers is meeting us at the barn today. By 3PM this afternoon MON TIKI should be in the Montauk Marine Basin shipyard an we’ll be getting on to final assembly. It’s...

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A Last Plea…

…yes, it’s me again, dear readers. With the 28th rapidly coming up this is just my final bump. Many of you have given already. More have given feedback. All of it is appreciated and...

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Stay classy, Andrew

Did you know that Sally Ride was a lesbian?  I didn’t either.  I learned it while driving in to work two days ago and listening to NPR: at the very end of their obit...

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Justice as Map

The more I read of Arizona School libertarianism, the more I like it. From David Schmidtz’s Elements of Justice, p 19: Think of instruction manuals you have used while assembling a new piece of...

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New Great Cases Post: Johnson’s Lessee v. McIntosh

For fans of my “Great Cases” series of posts, I’m finally done with Johnson’s Lessee v. McIntosh. This is a complex case with a lot of intellectual rabbit holes dealing with war treaties, antiquated...

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How To: (Re)Season A Cast Iron Skillet

I am thinking right now about purchasing a winter jacket. It is a parka, built of two parts, each which can separately be its own jacket. So maybe it is more accurate to say...

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BREAKING: Matt Bai Is Wrong

Prestige political journalism is so frequently brain-dead or bankrupt, it’s worthwhile to note those occasions when someone whose byline appears below a fancy masthead pens something insightful and true. And this is especially worthwhile...

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The Symbolism of Batman and Where We Put Our Faith

(Spoilers: This post will be rife with them. Do not read unless you’ve already seen the movie or couldn’t care less about the story. And, borrowed from Jaybird because he already covered all the...

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Gotham Delenda Est

If you can’t tell from the picture, this post will discuss spoilers of both plot and theme in the new Batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises. Ethan Gach has a lovely non-spoiler review here...

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The Norwegian Island of Calm

A year ago, Norway suffered a mass spree killing at the hands of a sociopath with firearms. Seventy-seven people, many of them teenagers, were shot to death and the killer remains chillingly unapologetic. The Norwegian...

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R.I.P. Sally Ride

Just the other day we were saying that “It takes cojones to strap yourself to a thirty-six story tall explosive device and ride it literally off the planet.” Well, Dr. Sally Kristen Ride had...

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Dave Petzal on the Aurora Shooting

I know it’s bad blogging form to block quote an entire post of someone else’s but I just thought this was really insightful. Dave Petzal has been one of the gun writers for Field...

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

I just wanted to chime in to follow up on a few of Will’s points – and add my own, substantially more enraged, perspective on the Penn State sanctions handed down today. My first...

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See No Evil

Recently, Doug J highlighted a supremely depressing Washington Post article on resurgent poverty in America, and John flagged a recent Bill Moyers episode featuring Chris Hedges, who spoke about his new book, Days of Destruction,...

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Making A Victim Out Of Penn State

As advertised, the NCAA is coming down hard on Penn State: The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating...

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Better Progressive Rhetoric? Obama Is Building That

While it’s still unclear whether the going flap over Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line is a net gain or a net loss for the president, I’m increasingly encouraged by the Left’s response. Sure,...

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Politicizing the Tragedy in Aurora

However we usually define tragedy, there’s something uniquely debilitating about those catastrophes that break into our lives for utterly arbitrary and senseless reasons. Indeed, traditional literary tragedy is often bearable because the pivotal moment...

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Requiescat In Pace, Alexander Cockburn

I’m thrilled that we got to read your obit of Hitchens but sadly disappointed that we would never get to read Hitchens’ obit of you. If there’s a place where we can argue in...