unbelievable. fox news coverage of the debate: fox shows each candidate in its own separate box, top-justifying their heads, to obfuscate the kerry/bush height difference!
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
For her 100th birthday luncheon, when she was asked whom she wanted as guests, she replied without hesitation: "One hundred librarians."
Archive for September, 2004
per the sound advice & analysis of mark a. r. kleiman, author of a fair & balanced weblog [9/28]
more stuff to read – piling on – too fast – sinking. patriot act ruling in favor of the aclu. [Doe v. Ashcroft decision (pdf)
Michael Froomkin breaks it down: voting for Bush is voting for torture. [Linking to obsidian wings post on the new Republican plan that enables torture.] I said it before: repudiating the Bush administration policies on terror and treatment of prisoners and civilians is my most compelling reason for voting for Kerry. The Bush administration is […]
in defense of free knowledge from copyrighteous
slacktivist complains about the media:
lolly gasaway: WHEN WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN [nov 4 2003] peter hirtle: copyright term & the public domain in the united states [july 7 2004] mary minow: library digitization projects & the public domain – [last rev. april 15 2004] jason schultz: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States [last […]
The Web’s metamorphosis into a haven for armchair strategists seems all the more natural when you consider the fetishization of political operatives that has increasingly become the obsession of all media covering modern elections. It’s well established that there are not nearly as many stories about policy today as there are about campaigns and the […]
Kos blogs for the love of it — not for money. A reporter asked, “So, uh, blogging … what’s your revenue stream?” I responded, “I don’t blog because I have to, I blog because I want to. It’s the essence of writing — doing it for the joy of it.” Perhaps I imagined it all, […]
akma criminally uses a library-provided open 802.11 connection ["So Weirdly Wrong", aug. 22 2004] — lots of interesting discussion in the blog after.
“warrenjones” [hi, warren!] sent me this fascinating anti-spy-cam spam: Return-Path: warrenjones @jpopmail.com Received: from mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw ([22.214.171.124]) ; Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:19:01 -0700 Received: from sammimail.com (DHCP-116.mis.ccu.edu.tw [126.96.36.199]) by mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw (8.13.1/8.12.11) with SMTP id i8MHGT5G016090; Thu, 23 Sep 2004 01:16:32 +0800 (CST) (envelope-from email@example.com) Message-Id: <200409221716.i8MHGT5G016090@mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw To: list @mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw From: “warrenjones” warrenjones @jpopmail.com Subject: eliminate […]
discussion of gift economy ideas on a harvard blog Lewis Hyde, The Gift
i love the giant fungi: Salon.com News | 1,000-year-old, 86-acre fungus found
Medical privacy law said to be chilling cancer studies / Scientists fight for fast access to patient files
favorite jon stewart “the daily show” moment: in the friday sept 24, stewart was discussing a bush press conference, like this: “Blah blah blah, at Bush’s press conference, reports with their [pause, air-quotes with hands] ‘questions‘ …”
Sigh. Now i know why i was feeling kinda blue today: On Wed, 9/22, Schwarzenegger signed SB1506, the so-called ‘true-name’ bill, which requires anyone putting copyrighted content on a p2p system to include their name and contact information. [Sacramento: Governor signs Internet piracy bill: E-mail address required to share movies, music online by Mark Martin […]
after abu ghraib – the london guardian report on huda alazawi, who was arrested and abused with her family; see also talk left commentary on the incident
shrillblog: It’s all about The Order of the Shrill. The Order of the Shrill is limited to those who were once sane, fair, and balanced, but who have been driven into shrill unholy madness by one or more of the mendacity, malevolence, incompetence, or simple disconnection from reality of the George W. Bush administration. See […]
jimmy swaggart boasts manfully that he would kill a queer who looked at him cross-eyed: I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. [Swaggart laughs; audience laughs and applauds.] And I’m gonna be blunt and plain: if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God […]
Gotta love Wonkette, who noted, after posting a portion of a transcript from The O’Reilly Factor: Full transcript after the jump, which probably breaks about three hundred and sixty-seven copyright laws. But information wants to be free! Yay! Let the information run wild! The O’Stewart Factor (sept. 21 2004) the transcript itself is from the […]