I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight...– Matthew Alexander, a U.S. senior interrogator via The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (November 30, 2008) - The Price Of Torture
waterboarding, which critics consider torture.– The AP, on waterboarding (via sconover)
Do I have any NYC followers? I’m getting drinks at Old Town Tavern starting around 6 if you want to pop by. 18th & Park
Just ordering a bacon feta burger from Big Nicks made my mouth water and my bowels clench
Beautiful cold rainy NY day. This is why I come back here.
iPhone battery full; stomach empty. There’s always something that needs recharging…
making a hadj to the 5th Ave Apple Store; will circle the Great Cube 7 times counterclockwise before descending to buy an iPhone cable
Thanksgiving week is over! Now I can start saying “bah, humbug” alla time.
Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around...– Paul Graham, Cities and Ambition
Trying to convince Tom Nagel (cousin by marriage) to get a blog, or at least a Facebook account
While there’s not enough evidence to declare a full-on “trend”...– Ghettoization & The Difference Between Politics & Policy (Sirotablog)
He fell upon her like a savage, wielding his mouth like a machete, and in the...– Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Current Financial Crisis (McSweeney’s)
Zumex: A Robot That Loves To Juice: http://tinyurl.com/5ujlhb
Geo. Washington Br. from Edgewater NJ: http://twitpic.com/om5l
Picking up Uncle Ted (not Stevens) at his apt near Columbia (not Colombia). He’s wearing a turkey hat, naturally.
Ted with turkey hat & pie: http://twitpic.com/oijm
Learning to Smoke →
The Overton window is a concept in political theory, named after its originator,...– Overton window - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This explains why I want more actual left-wing kooks on TV (and in Obama’s cabinet) as opposed to the sensible liberal moderates who currently appear fringey when compared with Pat Buchanan.
Just landed in NY F’in C for T-week
Twitter dream: @mikemccaffrey was *at my bedside* having a conversation about Ruby with someone I didn’t know. I dream-awoke and joined in.
After reaching 9 million views with a 10-episode season financed from viewer...– Triple ‘Guild’ play for Microsoft Felicia Day’s “The Guild” will be distributed on XBox Live
Just got a new Macbook Twotone. Setup was scifi smooth. Only thing Migration Assistant missed was my remapping of Capslock to Control.
After I left it too close to a candle, my old laptop was a MacBook TwoFace.
In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with...– Study published in the Journal of Religion and Society, a US academic journal via Pharyngula: Faith hurts and The Times (UK) Online
YouTubes still clogged uploading Rio. Everyone’s a critic!
Is it supposed to take 5-1/2 hours to upload a 512 meg video to YouTube?
Sang Duran Duran at The Mint last night. Uploading video to YouTube now. Here’s a 30-second preview clip: http://tinyurl.com/5or4o7
Not a single, solitary, actual dyed-in-the-wool progressive has, as far as I can...– Chris Hayes (The Nation), Left Out
I know everyone is obsessed with the “team of rivals” idea right...– Open Left:: General Jim Jones Likely NSA Pick
So, the history is clear: President Clinton was lambasted by the news media for...– Media Matters - Media Matters: When did experience become a flaw?
At Crissy Field, four greasy Italian tourists riding rented bikes, smoking.
Sources on Capitol Hill say there was little to no opportunity for Senators...– How Joe Lieberman Kept His Post
I wanted Lieberman out because he can’t be trusted. When Lamont beat him...– Commenter Glix, answering the starry-eyed “I don’t know why everyone’s so mad at Lieberman” naïfs as well as the “this is a great Sun Tzu + Machiavelli play by Obama” fanboys. FiveThirtyEight.com: Politics Done Right: Dear Democrats: If You Must Blame, Blame...
Patent Site Files For Patent; Irony Ensues →
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