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Entries from May 2004

Hypocrisy, Censorship & Conservatives

May 23rd, 2004 · 18 Comments

Bob, in response to one of our regular readers — well, okay, “regular” is quite kind, but I’m referring to Nat — notes, CNN) ? Gay Republicans in North Carolina said state party officials told them their group isn?t welcome at a convention this weekend because ?homosexuality is not normal? and their agenda is ?counterproductive […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

The First Step

May 23rd, 2004 · No Comments

Dear Reader, It has come time to take an honest look at a problem. In fact, it’s not just a problem but a Problem. Many have tried to solve this problem with limited results. Millions have been poured into an attempt to eradicate this from our country, yet it still exists. Some believe that it’s […]

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Tags: The Decline of America

Scalia & the Constitution

May 22nd, 2004 · 2 Comments

As part of the research for a motion I’m writing, I’ve been reading City of Chicago v. Morales (1999) 527 U.S. 41 [119 S.Ct. 1849; 144 L.Ed2d 67; 1999 U.S.Lexis 4005]. Justice Scalia — not unpredictably — turns the United States Constitution on its head in his dissenting opinion. (Thank goodness, for now, it’s a […]

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Tags: Constitutional Issues

Glowing Skulls, Bones & Bums

May 21st, 2004 · 21 Comments

John Scalzi, over at Whatever, writes about something that kept us talking over here for awhile, too. In fact, the very meme he’s writing about surfaced here, thanks to our resident Republican. And it was just too funny, so I figured I had to point it out — it’s also a small (very small) attempt […]

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Tags: Humor

One Nation Under

May 21st, 2004 · No Comments

Maybe we don’t really need to strike the entire phrase. Just the last word. Why? Try this, for starters. Bob found the article; both of us found it compelling.

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Tags: The War President

Jesus Loves It When You Honk

May 20th, 2004 · 23 Comments

OK, we have all seen them. You know, the car filled with Christian bumper stickers like “Honk If You Love Jesus” or “Warning: This Car Will Be Unoccupied During the Rapture.” Another group of G-d’s “Special Ones” are those who hold up signs and shout at you while the light is red. They tell you […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech

Blind Date With Satan

May 19th, 2004 · 7 Comments

Someday in the future I can imagine a game show on TV where the contestants will be all trying to win a blind date with Satan. They’ll be made to do so many things they would “never do in their normal life” like pretending to support someone only to pull the rug out at a […]

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Tags: The Decline of America

Tag, You’re It!

May 18th, 2004 · 10 Comments

One of our more troubled readers — no longer with us because he’s off trying to start his own blog full of panache and style, if not content — frequently worries about the location of “the semen-stained dress.” Thanks to Wal-Mart, we’ll soon never lose another dress…or the person who wears it.

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Tags: Corporations · Privacy · Social Issues

Comment Posting Problems

May 18th, 2004 · No Comments

Since the “upgrade” to the new version of MovableType last night, Comment posting isn’t behaving as it should. In theory, I have much more control over comment posting than I did in the past. I can require registration or I can allow comments to be posted by anyone only after I approve them or I […]

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Tags: Administrivia

MovableType Upgrade: Was It Worth It?

May 17th, 2004 · No Comments

Tonight I upgraded Unspun™ to the latest commercial version of MovableType. So far, it’s provided a terrific user interface for administration — I can much more easily get to all the Comments posted, as well as Trackbacks. It does appear to have some pretty major drawbacks right now, though — severe enough that if I’d […]

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Tags: Administrivia