Sunday, July 31, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Sports: Yanks win another one with a retread and the Mets cannot win vs. the light hitting Astros when a spot starter with a ERA of over 7 goes against Pedro. How many no decisions will this guy get? Meanwhile, Toronto wins in 18, both starters going at least 8. Let's play two ... in one game!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Movies: The Island is a fun summer movie about two clones who realize their role is to provide spare parts and darn it if they don't like the idea. Fun on both sci fi and action levels, but ultimately as immature as the so-called fifteen year mentality (this is supposed to help them be more docile?!) of the clones. Not to be submitted to much contemplation, but Scarlett is as appealing as ever. Genre queen of the night: Tiffany Shepis.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
John Roberts: Interesting profiles. His minimalist approach is balanced against his apparent pro-executive philosophy. Sigh. We need new blood so that vanilla establishment types that lean the wrong way are not the best we can hope for. Update: Now Washington Post has some evidence he was once a member of the Federalist Society! Anyway, his membership in the conservative friendly National Legal Center for the Public Interest is telling anyhow. His wife's connection with "Feminist's For Life" (both anti-abortion and anti-death penalty) is interesting. Perhaps, he and Scalia can get into little debates on the latter.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
John Roberts: Interesting tidbit. Proper use of process leading to likely nomination. Website to ease getting around firewalls to subscription online publications that discuss it. Interesting liberal take on an already infamous "french fry" decision.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
And Also: I notice a lot of blogs are going into "group mode." I personally don't like some of the people chosen: Jack Balkin's blog, for one, has a few annoying people there now, though (to be fair) some of the extra posts are good. Will the blog multiplexes be selling expensive popcorn? Have "personalized services?" (Who expects that at the movies? Sheesh.) Blogs, the new editorial pages.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Baseball: Good start of the Second Half with NY beating Atlanta and Boston, both in late innings. Still, with the surprisingly good rookie pitcher on the Yanks getting hurt, they have a tough road ahead. Will Al Leiter be a Yank once more? Hockey is back. Don't really care, but some do. So ok.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Example: The NYT ends a recent story on the case with a soundbite from a former Bush insider that belittled Plame's importance. Compare and contrast. The information is obviously out there, since bloggers generally are not investigators per se; it just is too often poorly supplied to the public. If we must be editors, weeding out the truth among the bs, perhaps they can save some money on editorial salaries. This could lead to a drop of the cover price. The saved .25 can be used to make phone calls or do laundry.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
And Also: Some are suggesting torture boy will be nominated to the Supreme Court, and liberals might deem him the best possible choice among the likely options. After all, he seems to be pro-choice in some fashion. Let me draw a line as I did when he was nominated to be attorney general. This is NOT someone I want having the job of upholding the Constitution. I do not want this person to defame the office. Some standard must be set. This might be "quaint" in this day and age, but so be it.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Kenny Rogers: Where is the soft spoken dude that New York fans knew and loathed? He punches a water cooler (ala Kevin Brown, but he is a s.o.b.) and hurts his non-pitching hand. Not satisfied, he did a enfant terrible act against some cameramen and got himself suspended for twenty games. Weird. And, the thing is that Rogers (40) has been great this season. Talk about temporary insanity.