March 12, 2009
Three random items

Three random items of interest: The United States vaunted military-industrial complex has apparently forgotten the technical knowledge necessary to make Trident missiles. Robert P. George and Eric Cohen on President Barack Obama's odious embryonic stem cell research funding decision. Ed Whelan compares President Barack Obama's signing statement issued with the $410 billion omnibus spending bill […]

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March 12, 2009
Global warming/environment update

Yesterday, Gallup released poll results showing that more Americans than at any time in a decade believe the reporting on global warming is exaggerated. Unfortunately, at 41 percent, skeptics still remain a minority -- even though it is a sizable one. And skeptics are a minority up with which Al Gore will not put. As […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

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