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24Oct/071

Rudy Awakening

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Great article over at Washington Monthly detailing Rudy Giuliani's time as mayor of New York City. If Hillary Clinton somehow loses this election it will most likely be to Giuliani, and if his mayoral experience is any guide at all, it will likely be a presidency much like George Bush's, only much worse, and much much more effective. Fortunately I don't think Rudy has any real chance of winning, but if he does, dear lord.

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19Oct/070

How Comcast decides what you should be doing

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Crazy article about how Comcast monitors all traffic and cancels people's peer to peer connections.

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14Oct/070

People who want to marry Stephen Colbert

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Me
Apparently Maureen Dowd
(probably his wife?)

9Oct/070

Christians’ Christian Nation?

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Great op-ed from over at the NY Times about how much the founders didn't want this to be a Christian nation. I thought this was kinda funny:

A pseudonymous opponent of the Connecticut proposal had some fun with the notion of a deity who would, in a sense, be checking the index for his name: “A low mind may imagine that God, like a foolish old man, will think himself slighted and dishonored if he is not complimented with a seat or a prologue of recognition in the Constitution.”

9Oct/070

People besides me getting mad about the primaries

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There's a good rant over at Salon.com about the trainwreck of a lie that are the presidential primaries.

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4Oct/070

Why do we want Iowa to control the primaries again?

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Aside from the fact that I don't think it's reasonable for a couple of states to control the primary anyway, Gail Collins over at the NYTimes makes a good point that the Dems are really making some bizarre choices concerning campaigning and the moved primaries. The candidates have all signed a pledge not to campaign in states that move up their primaries, but they can still raise money there. So it's ok to talk to anyone with a checkbook, but trying to convince regular people to vote for them, that's somehow bad. Florida Senator Bill Nelson is suing the party over the disenfranchisement of the voters in his state, and I wish I thought he would win that suit. I think the Democratic party is making a HUGE mistake with this and it's going to backfire on them. So brazenly trying to make the electorate easier to control. Why in the world does anyone think this is ok? I can haz useful partee now pleez?

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