Monthly Archives: July 2009

Yeah, right

United States cricket governing body wants top-flight league in America – ESPN

You can’t get us excited about soccer, and you’re going to try cricket on us? Even the English know that cricket is boring.

I’ll believe that when I see it

The Dome is Coming!

So says a dome-boosting group. I don’t see any news on Found this:

Dome Money Released To BJCC|ABC 33/40 News

But nothing about actually starting construction.

Look out, Jeff!

The Political Carnival: Video- Sen. Coburn Tells Judge Sotomayor She Has “Lots of Splainin’ To Do”

You have a lot of race-baiting to do to catch up with that!

Breaking news!

Graffiti found on Tuscaloosa buildings |

Oh, no! Do you think it could be the work of… juvenile delinquents?!?!?!?

And he’s my Senator!

Matthew Yglesias » Thought of the Day

I didn’t vote for him.

You really don’t

In honeymoon scuba death, Australia doesn’t want to be new Aruba, Alabama attorney general says –

“On my word, unleash Nancy Grace!”

You know what this means

Calera, Alabaster and Helena among the best 100 places to live, according to Money magazine –

There really aren’t very many good places to live. Alabaster, really?

This is “wonderful”

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Those darned liberals!


Gary Farber on the latest Nixon tape dump and manipulating the Vietnam conflict. Republicans have been running around for over thirty years now claiming that Democrats, or “liberals”, had betrayed South Vietnam. As I’ve written before, the problem is that these people seem to think that just because we could have achieved a tactical victory in Vietnam that we should have, that the tactical victory (which would have held the United States up to worldwide opprobrium — Westmoreland wanted to use nuclear weapons! — and cost far more than it would have gained) would have nonetheless have been worth it. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

At any rate, McNamara and Johnson were fully aware in 1968 that the war was unwinnable by any realistic means; Nixon, of course, was well aware as well when his turn came. He was just trying to put off the inevitable in order to protect himself. And, as it turned out, he was lying even more than was usual for him. Tricky Dick was getting Congress to threaten to cut off funding for the South Vietnamese regime in order to pressure them into a peace deal — while keeping his own hands clean. And then former Nixonites like Cheney and Rumsfeld could go out and claim that the Democrats stabbed South Vietnam and the US Army in the back. Neat trick. See Der Dolchstoßlegende.

Here’s how I think that went

Joyce DeWitt Arrested on Suspicion of DUI at The Insider

COP: Ma’am, would you step out of the car, please.

JOYCE DEWITT: Do you know who I am?!?!?

COP: No, who are you? Are you somebody?