Monthly Archives: May 2002

Braves Journal Two Guys whose names end in "X". …

Braves Journal

Two Guys whose names end in “X”.

A baseball piece, on a little bit of intellectual dishonesty from one of my idols. My biases are pretty evident, but then I’m right.

BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Kashmiri civilians no long…

BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Kashmiri civilians no longer feel safe

Uh, guys — I don’t mean to be flippant, but when did you ever feel safe? And why? Not that you shouldn’t feel less safe than you did a month ago.

If all my professors in law school had graded like…

If all my professors in law school had graded like Eugene Volokh, I’d probably be a lawyer now. So, good thing they didn’t, I guess.

Fun with Referrer Logs Google Search: definitiv…

Fun with Referrer Logs

Google Search: definitive conservative rebel to liberal thought

Oh, I hope they weren’t too disappointed. I’m the #1 hit, if you can believe it. If you’re still here, try the links to the left.

Possumblog has the details on the emergence of ant…

Possumblog has the details on the emergence of anti-Semitism in the Hilliard-Davis congressional race. I was afraid of this. Davis has been getting money from Jewish organizations, and (according to this) Hilliard (who once paid a visit on Qadafi) got contributions from an Arab-American PAC and from James Zogby. The campaign has turned into yet another proxy war between pro- and anti-Israeli groups.

There aren’t many Jews in Alabama, of course. There used to be, but the Jewish population in the South has been declining for decades. Moreover, few Jews live in the 7th District, which is a gerrymandered thing put together of rural areas and heavily black neighborhoods of cities. So if Hilliard wants to attack Jews, there’s not a big downside.

‘Beer Games’ a network headache The cable chann…

‘Beer Games’ a network headache

The cable channel F/X — best known for auto racing, The Shield, and Buffy reruns — is planning to show a one-hour special, “The World Beer Games”. Not surprisingly, Canadians are prominently involved.

You know how whenever there’s a hurricane, the TV …

You know how whenever there’s a hurricane, the TV news people always find somebody who’s not afraid and who plans to wait it out like it’s a summer shower? Remember the guy who lived on Mount St. Helens and wouldn’t leave, even though the earty beneath his house was getting ready to explode? Not to mention the TV people themselves, who think they’re invulnerable.

Some Visitors Unfazed By India Alert

I would think pretty much anyone would be fazed by a possible nuclear war, but not these folks, nosir.


“It’s hard to believe anything would really happen,” said Barbara Richard, who acknowledged war worries prompted her to push up her travel plans by two weeks out of concern for her children, aged 12, 10 and 4.

Richard, a Washington native, said that without the kids, she’d be fine staying here with her husband, who works in India for a multinational corporation.

“Maybe that’s stupid,” she said. “Maybe that’s naive. I’ve never been in a war. I don’t see anything coming, but what about the Jews in Germany in the 1930s? Some of them said they saw something coming and they didn’t get out.”

I’m tempted to say that Mrs. Richard deserves to get blown up or irradiated or flattened by a shock wave. But that would be mean. Anyway, her kids don’t.