Thursday, August 31, 2006

Daily Goods

  • Pandagon — hypocritical hiring/firing practices of the extremist wingnuts
  • Pandagon — smart-aleckness about inconsistencies of the strawfeminists the reichwingers are always pointing to, and arguing against
  • Pharyngula — sympathy & snark for PZ in his time of tribulation
  • At Jesus' General, I point out that some families just aren't deserving of a "flat daddy".
  • Keith Olbermann on Rumsfeld & freedom, via Crooks and Liars – definitely a must-see
    Here's some of the finer commentary out there on this today, not that there's any shortage of commentary on it.
    h/t poputonian @ Hullabaloo
  • My thoughts on The Rude Pundit's subtle distinction between cynicism and sarcasm reveal that I tend more towards the sarcastic than the cynical.
  • At Think Progress, Sen. Allen still thinks nobody "actually care[s]" about "macaca".
  • Remember, you heard it hear first! Kevin Drum quotes David Weigel quoting Kathryn Jean Lopez (a.k.a. J-Lo) quoting Congressional Quarterly (no link, guess we know who's the sloppy one in this crowd!) quoting Jack Reed from a conference call, on Bush's fondness of Islamofascism... I mean, the term "Islamofascism":
    And again, I think it goes to the point of that their first response is, you know, come up with a catchy slogan, and then they forget to do the hard work of digging into the facts and coming up with a strategy and resources that will counter the actual threats we face.
  • Glenn Greenwald talks about the overuse of the Neville Chamberlain–appeasement slur, which leads me to think we need another corrolary to Godwin's Law:
    As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Neville Chamberlain approaches one. Once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned Chamberlain has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress.

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