Thursday, June 24, 2004

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Nicholas Xenos - Leo Strauss and the Rhetoric of the War on Terror -- Logos: Spring 2004
Did you ever wonder where 'regime change' got its start? 'Moral clarity'? A tale of what happens when philosophers encounter reality.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Torture and Rumors of Torture: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Webjournal
What in the world is going on here? And the president says his orders were to obey the law, but he doesn't connect that fact that his lawyers told him the law allows for torture! Criminals.

Thursday, June 03, 2004 - NFL - Giants sign Warner; QB to attend practice today
I'm still a big fan of Kurt and can't wait for the season to start. I am certain he will play well for the Giants. I'm not sure how the team will do, but being able to see him on the field throwing the ball around will be a welcome sight.
Yahoo! News - Flames Coach Hints at Conspiracy After Nieminen Ban: "The Flames, who have walked a fine line between rugged and undisciplined play in the series, crossed it when Nieminen drove Lecavalier's head into the boards. The Lightning forward went crumbling to the ice before going to the dressing room for stitches on a gash to his head.

Sutter conceded after the game it was a penalty but objected to its severity, which included a five-minute major which left the Flames a man short for the final 4:13 of Game Four."

Let me emphasize a part of that quote: DROVE LECAVALIER'S HEAD INTO THE BOARDS. Darryl Sutter is an ass. Nieminen should be banned from the playoffs. Calgary's 'type of play' is the ugly side of hockey and makes for an extremely boring game.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The New York Review of Books: The Logic of Torture: "There's no question what took place in that prison was horrible. But the Arab world has to realize that the US shouldn't be judged on the actions of a . . . well, we shouldn't be judged on actions. It's our principles that matter, our inspiring, abstract notions. Remember: Just because torturing prisoners is something we did, doesn't mean it's something we would do." -- Rob Corddry of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Easily the most profound statement I have yet heard about Abu Ghraib.