yaay habeas corpus. Kennedy is the difference between a conservative — someone whose values I frequently dislike and disagree with, but who is in many ways a respectful person — and a proto-fascist. For the right-wingers who like to throw the term “fascism” around, the core concept of fascism is that the State takes precedence [...]
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
The state can't give you free speech, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...
Archive for June, 2008
Bill Patry was withering in his critique of the Copyright Alliance’s efforts to define itself as one of the big kids. For example, Leaving aside the painfully juvenile use of © in voi©e, the math used by the Alliance challenges even the math used by the IIPA in its annual country “piracy” reports. That is [...]
My father-in-law (in Massachusetts) was in town for his fiftieth MIT reunion — class of 1958! He took my partner and me to a couple of events, and we noticed among the red-jacketed men a few red-jacketed women. By various accounts, there were nine to fifteen women (out of a thousand students) in the Class [...]