Busy, Busy….

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Show rehearsals, CLE seminars… it's all too much. I missed blogging about the Super Bowl.  I missed the Trump endorsement.  I missed all the follow-up to the Komen scandal (that  Handel resigned, as well as she should).  And I missed the Prop 8 upholding, although there isn't much to say about that (it's the SCOTUS that matters, baby). But I'm … Read More

The Protest

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It has already begun. Inc case you haven't heard, Wikipedia will not be available today, January 18th 2012, what is to be "Protest SOPA and PIPA Day" of sorts.  Other major sites, such as Reddit, TwitPic, Mozilla or Boing Boing are following suit. And Google is still available, but they make the point, too: What's it about?  Watch… PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for … Read More

Want Some Good Blog Reading?

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Jon Swift was a blogger from a few years ago who may have been one of the best bloggers ever.  His satiric writing is legendary, like that of his namesake.  Unfortunately, Jon Swift (aka Al Weisel) died suddenly in February 2010. One of Swift's pet projects was a year-end Blogger Round Up.  Al/Jon asked bloggers far and wide, famous and in- … Read More

Back At Blogging

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With Christmas Day in the rear view mirror, and life returning to normalcy, I hope to be back to blogging shortly (and hopefully with renewed energy and accuracy).

Harsh But True <> “Ad Hominem”

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In a brilliant piece yesterday, Paul Krugman gives voice to a phenomenon that I, too have noticed lately, to wit, that rightwing commentators, pundits and bloggers (Patterico's Pontifications, I'm looking at you!) can't tell the difference between a valid, albiet brutializing, policy argument, and an "ad hominem" argument where you just call someone a name.  Paul, you have the floor: … Read More

The Rumors Of My Death….

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… are greatly exaggerated. Shows, bronchitis and life have taken a bit of a toll. What did I miss?  Steve Jobs death.  Sad.  Occupy Wall Street.  Encouraging. …and probably thirteen Republicans debates.  Priceless. Regular blogging to resume…….. (wait for it)….. nnnnnnnoW!

Good Jobs News, At Least

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Better-than-expected job growth last month… and in the private sector, too (154,000 private-sector jobs in July, with employment growth in healthcare, retail and manufacturing, even as the government sector cut 37,000 jobs).  Unemployment droped from 9.2 to 9.1%. Not out of the woods by a long shot, but at least it was positive news.