Tag Archives: 9/11

Unadulterated stupidity

While shamelessly attacking Obama’s national security efforts on Good Morning America, Rudy Giuliani spit up this gem: “We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.” Except for… ummm… it’s hard to remember… Giuliani talks about it all the time… what’s it called again? Oh yeah… 9 freaking 11! And don’t forget […]

Quote of the week: Chris Matthews smackdown

Speculation is rising about who Obama will pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. The punditocracy is convinced that Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a likely candidate because she’s relatively young and would add some diversity to a male dominated institution. Predictable, the smear machine is working overtime to ruin her chances. The […]

Please, don't overreact

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Mumbai, India I feel a mix of outrage and horror at the violence and sympathy for the victims. I’m sure many of you have felt similarly, and I’m certain that Indians have the experienced the same emotions but magnified. Bin Laden created the same atmosphere in America […]

9/12

Yesterday I said (in the site subhead) that I didn’t have anything to say about the anniversary of 9/11. That’s still mostly true, but I wanted to share two posts from elsewhere that I think are excellent food for thought. First up, and most provocatively, is Paul Campos from Laywers, Guns and Money, who posits […]

Thursday Blogging – 4/3/08

9:50am In case you were wondering, a “survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes.” 10:50am Don’t worry about the economy until fast food joints start losing money. 11:05am It turns out the new Attorney General is as big a liar as the last one. […]

America: The land of the safe

It’s been the unassailable conventional wisdom, since at least 9/11, that the President’s highest duty is to protect America. That idea always struck me as odd given what I remembered about the President’s oath of office: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will […]