Saturday, February 27, 2010
The author has one set of (white) teens supporting target shooting and sometimes hunting and another (minority) with negative gun experiences. This racial divide aside, the book was insightful.
Friday, February 26, 2010
This article's abuse of the word "reasonable" and "obstructionist" (not meeting 1/4 way ... not really meeting the test) underlines my recent post on how basic principles are not understood. The reality community has yet to make a full comeback.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I think this makes a lot of sense, including the use of someone not on the appellate bench and without a lot of baggage. Maybe, Kagan, then Wood. BTW, Obama "preparing" for something (another justice retiring) doesn't mean the same thing as that happening.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The decision represents the end of a five-year internal battle and flatly rejects recommendations by the department's ethics investigators.
What Balkin said. But, see here (comments). Again, Yoo is no Jesselyn Radack! Of course, this war crime enabling: Friday release.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hungarian-American journalist Kati Marton was on Colbert recently promoting the story of her journalist parents struggles in the old country (1950s) and the effect on her childhood. Good brisk read.
Life Unexpected had another tedious people behaving badly episode. But, after a couple lulls, Being Erica was very good as Erica had a "this day doesn't count" day. Her life "now" is the best part of the show of late. And, Jennifer Tilly (Craig) is still a great (and sexy) guest.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
One flaw is suggested by the "long wait" for a new release like Whip It! Likewise, though many films can be directly downloaded, you still have to wait a day or more for others. Finally, the plans allow 1-8 DVDs at a time, but 3/16.99 monthly etc. is not worth it.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Divine Souls is an independent film about a nurse (the actress played a homophobe in another good movie) at an AIDS hospice, particularly her trouble dealing with a dying ten-year-old boy she has fell in love with there. Well acted, touching fare. Free online.
Monday, February 15, 2010
After a hiatus, they are back. Natalie Maines -- whose outspokenness got them in trouble -- will not be involved in the newest effort (under a new name). The two sisters started out without her, but still, doesn't seem the same. Good luck to all three of y'all!
This post (not the first time he has shown himself to be a questionable addition) is a "jump the shark" moment along with other tedious stuff (most SEK posts, for one), so I removed it from my blogroll. Some good stuff, but not enough any more overall.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
And Also: We were told that the lead of The Nanny was going to host a Valentine Day week marathon of the show on Nickelodeon. Pretty lamely -- they have her give non-germane quips in what appears to be a dressing room.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
The reply in effect avoided Greenwald's point by raising possible narrow regulations the ruling might not stop, but true disagreement on Democracy Now! was appreciated. Oh, hint: constitutional amendments won't be passed; more realistic action, please.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
After tomorrow, the immediate thought is pitchers/catchers, which meet for NY teams in about two weeks. The Yanks look to come off a WS with most of the same key personnel. The Mets come off from an injury plagued mess unfortunately with basically the same. Blah.
Friday, February 05, 2010
And Also: Along with the judiciary article, Slate had one on Google Chrome. Firefox sometimes gives me problems, but Chrome doesn't do it for me. Don't like the "tab" look and the Firefox set-up is easier to use. Others noted a problem with certain sites and .pdf issues.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
As noted here etc., I don't find the "improvements" to the Slate fray too promising. I actually was notified a couple weeks back as a special poster or something but never check that email, so just found out about it with the rest of the peons.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Sen. Gillibrand was on Rachel Maddow last night supporting repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (her presumptive primary opponent was on Colbert), showing her "safe Democrat" bona fides. But, she (in passing/without comment from Rachel) made "60 votes" the test.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Being Erica is back. She's a bit too cutesy, but the first two episodes drew you back in to her therapy-cum-time travel life. Some story "bible" moments were of particular interest, including respecting Dr. Tom. And, overlap, EK will be on Life Unexpected tonight.