Daily Archives: July 9, 2008

The Cost of Principles

Here’s a story of a guy who gave up his state job rather than fly the flag at half-staff for Jesse Helms at his place of work. His rationale: “he did not think it was appropriate to honor Helms because of his ‘doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice’ and his opposition to civil rights bills […]

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Incidentally, Re: InConJunction

Howard Tayler wrote the post-con write-up I would have written (minus, you know, the parts that refer specifically to Howard Tayler’s professional life), so I’ll just point you at it and let you read it with my voice in your head. Nevertheless, I will amplify what Howard said about it being an excellent example of […]

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Goldberg and Bainbridge: A Compare and Contrast

Folks have been asking me in e-mail if I had any thought about Jonah Goldberg’s recent assertion in the LA Times that Barack Obama’s proposed requirement of public service for teens and college students is not unlike slavery. The answer: No, not really; once the man declared that Mussolini was really a Socialist all his […]

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Heads Up: Farkination to Ensue

Apparently, the entry detailing my responsibility for online bacon craze will be (or, depending on when you read this, was) Farked at a little bit after 6am this morning. If access to Whatever seems a little choppy, that’s why. In the meantime, this seems a good a time as any to reflect on the continuing […]

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