Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
As a chaser, I didn't have to go ogle the constitution, but I did get a taste of the state of it:
If you can make it out, that's a 9/11 exhibit advertised right beside "We the people."
Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
There are those who claim there is no value in promiscuity. I recall once arguing on behalf of skill. Obviously I forgot something simpler: knowledge.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
According to the source, the church offered Foley counseling in the matter, which Foley accepted. He plans to begin that counseling after completing treatment for alcoholism.Busy busy busy. Once his alcoholism's cured surely the church will find his homoness a snap. Or maybe he could be gay, but, you know, just not do anything about it ever.
We shall see. The wisdom of going into the slaughterhouse where you lost your hand for a lesson in surgery is questionable.
Even the British, renowned for the caliber of their imperial civil service, usually operated in stunning ignorance of the people and cultures they ruled over, certainly so in the case of the Arab world. Which is probably why they, too, were so often taken by surprise -- by the Sepoy Mutiny, the Battle of Isandlwana, the Easter Rising, the Iraq revolt, Palestinian resistance to Zionism, the list goes on and on.The difference, though, is that we live in an age in which it is easier than it ever has been to know things. Billmon's point is that empires tend to ignorance of conquered-therefore-inferior peoples, but when acquiring the rudiments of a subject is so insanely easy I'd expect that informed imperialists would be a dime a dozen.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Hitchens foresaw "a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate."
That would be all the distilleries in the world beating the crap out of Mother Teresa.
Posted by: calling all toasters | Oct 12, 2006 7:52:25 AM
Monday, October 9, 2006
Sunday, October 8, 2006
But the two men share something important to the past and future of Microsoft: technological brilliance. As the inventor and principal executive behind Lotus Notes in the '80s and '90s, the 50-year-old [Ray] Ozzie is considered one of the best software minds on the planet. In its day, Lotus Notes was among the most popular applications in corporate America. In 1997, Ozzie started Groove Networks, a company – like the one behind Lotus – created to help office workers collaborate electronically. Microsoft bought Groove in April 2005 for $120 million, and Ozzie signed on as a top executive in Redmond.
Okay, I'm using a product that hasn't been under this guy for quite a while, but efforts on Notes appear to involve saving the big shitpile from its bloated clunkiness.
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Aren't you doing the far right's bidding by stating this? Don't get me wrong: I'm as intolerant of religion, specific ones even, as the next lout. Still, what people choose to wear, assuming they're choosing, is not the government's business.Second minister enters veils debate
Sunday October 8, 2006 2:08 AM
A second Government minister has entered the debate over Muslim women who veil their faces, with a warning that they risked provoking "fear and resentment" which played into the hands of the far right.