Archive for November, 2004

I nearly defend David Horowitz

November 30, 2004 2 comments

So I had a post partly written where I disagreed with this Media Matters article backing up Franken on his racism charge against Horowitz. Actually reading his article on reparations, he may not be outright racist, but the points he makes are so close to the line, I can’t really blame anyone for thinking him racist. Being against reparations isn’t inherently racist, but when you try to make the point that African Americans are better off than Africans currently, meaning they benefited from slavery, you’re treading awfully close to that line.

Also, his attack on Franken is completely childish.

Categories: Social issues, The media


November 30, 2004 1 comment

I just packaged a box for mailing without using a single piece of new tape. Or writing an address.

I’m not sure how much of an accomplishment that is, but I’m proud of myself.

Categories: Personal

Comment spam returns…again

November 30, 2004 9 comments

I’m getting hammered with comment spam again. A lot of it is caught by the spam word list and Blacklist, but that doesn’t really help, considering I have to go through and delete it anyway. So, I’m now trying this hack, which changes the wp-comments-post.php name. Hopefully that works.

Categories: Blogging

A victory

November 29, 2004 1 comment

Court Rejects Appeal of Gay Marriage Law

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the only state that allows gay marriages, declining to hear an appeal aimed at overturning the Massachusetts law that prompted a national debate on the legality and morality of same-sex unions.

The decision ended the legal fight over a 4-3 Massachusetts high court ruling last November giving gay couples the right to marry. But both sides say the U.S. Supreme Court (news – web sites)’s unwillingness to intervene means there will be more fights in courts and legislatures around the country.

Legal analysts said the Supreme Court’s decision to stay out of the battle wasn’t surprising, because the lawsuit made a rarely used claim that activist Massachusetts judges had violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of a republican form of government.

That sounds like a really strange thing to challenge the ruling on. It’s all they have, I guess.

Anyway, it’s some progress.

Categories: Social issues

Best evolution quote ever

November 29, 2004 1 comment

From the respected scholars at Free Republic [via Pharyngula], we have have this quote:

the Evolutionist religionists keep changing the theory as science keeps proving it wrong

No need for comment; just sit back and marvel at its genius.

Categories: Religion, Science

I am back

November 28, 2004 Leave a comment

I’m back, after surviving masses of food and a lack of internet (which was my fault, sadly) over break. The comment spammers seem to have had a lot of fun while I was gone.

Categories: Personal


November 24, 2004 2 comments

I will be driving home for most of the day today, so no posting, and probably very little the rest of the weekend. Maybe during the terrible football games on Thursday.

Categories: Personal