random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed ... managed to wrangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units. Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal.

tagged: Vietnam War, privilege, National Guard, wealthy, draft dodging, Reserve
  —Colin Powell

Archive for May, 2010

celebrity sex tapes: tell us something we don’t know

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Broadsheet @ salon.com is usually a pretty fair source for recycled news and commentary about women, gender, and sexuality. But Tracy Clark-Flory’s recent commentary about yet another celebrity sex tape — Kendra Wilkinson, who I had to look up after reading this article — is possibly one of the most pointless articles on the phenomena […]

American Needle is out

Monday, May 24th, 2010

American Needle v. NFL is out ….

libertarianism, state action, and private discrimination

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Some great commentary coming out in the wake of Rand Paul’s floundering attempts to dodge explaining his philosophy. For instance, this from No More Mister Nice Blog: Here’s the thing: segregation at lunch counters didn’t exist because individual privately owned businesses were determining for themselves that they would not serve black people. They relied on […]

Rand Paul, weasel extraordinaire

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Oh man, Rand Paul was on Rachel Maddow weaseling around a straight-up answer on his views of whether the federal government can prohibit discrimination in public accommodations. A, I thought this guy was supposed to be glib and personable? This was one of the least smooth, least adept weaseling’s I’ve ever seen. Maybe that’s all […]

attack ads turn surreal

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Wow, the Alabama Education Association has hit a new low: shelling out half a million dollars to a Republican PAC to run attack ads against a gubernatorial candidate … for supporting evolution. Yikes.

limewire / grokster

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Summary judgment against Limewire on a number of key points, including inducement à la Grokster. As predicted, footnote 13 of Grokster is troublesome.


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