Daily Archives: May 13, 2002

Yourish.com Imbeciles. A group of Palestinia…

Yourish.com

Imbeciles.

A group of Palestinian supporters in San Francisco attacked students at a “Peace in the Middle East” rally, organized by Hillel; it basically turned into an anti-Semitic riot. The Bay Area likes to believe it’s more tolerant than the rest of America. It needs to understand that the one thing a tolerant society can not tolerate is intolerance.

TAP: Vol 13, Iss. 10. Civilization and its Discont…

TAP: Vol 13, Iss. 10. Civilization and its Discontents. Garrett Epps.

You know, I think I liked Civ II better. Civ III is good, but the prior version was a revelation.

Happy-Face mailbox bomb boy Luke Helder’s band’s w…

Happy-Face mailbox bomb boy Luke Helder’s band’s website is back up.

File not found! Ladies and gentlemen, Marvin th…

File not found!

Ladies and gentlemen, Marvin the Paranoid Web Server. (Via Alice in TV Land.)

Turner: Frontier In American History A little M…

Turner: Frontier In American History

A little Manifest Destiny reading for everyone.

CNN.com – Billionaire seeks to glide to edge of sp…

CNN.com – Billionaire seeks to glide to edge of space – May 9, 2002

What is the deal with rich people, anyway?

CNN.com – Monster iceberg breaks off Antarctic ice…

CNN.com – Monster iceberg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf – May 10, 2002

But there is no such thing as global warming! Don’t worry your pretty little heads about it!

CNN.com – Cuban biotech boom: Risk or rescue? – Ma…

CNN.com – Cuban biotech boom: Risk or rescue? – May 13, 2002

A while back, I ridiculed the idea of including Cuba as a second-generation member of the Axis of Evil, thinking it was just the usual paranoia about Castro. I still think that’s more or less true, but this does make me reconsider.

In Florida, a Limbo for Haitians Only Mr. Jean…

In Florida, a Limbo for Haitians Only

Mr. Jeanty and nearly 300 other Haitians seeking political asylum in the United States have been held in detention centers for more than five months, under a Bush administration directive that does not apply to refugees of any other nationality.

Gosh. What is it that Haitians have in common with each other, but not with most other people looking for sanctuary in the US? Hmm…

Headline divorced from everything

Great Moments In Headline Writing

May 13, 2002: The NYT uses a headline that has nothing to do with the story below except “High Court”.

High Court Partially Upholds Adult Business Zoning Law

This is about the “Childrens Online Protection Act” — i.e., an internet porn law. (I’m dying to make a pun here. It’s the COPAcaBANa! Ha!) There’s no zoning involved here. The justices, by the usual 5-4, said that the use of community standards doesn’t make the law unconstitutional. Which is stupid, since the Internet is everywhere and almost anything is offensive in some community, but that never bothered the Ninoites. I’m disappointed in Clarence Thomas, really.

Anyway, the government won’t be able to put the law into effect yet, because there are other problems. I think it will eventually be shot down.