Posts from June 2003

Iranian hostages

Iranian hostages
: Harry Hatchet reports that, according to Kurdish media in London, Iranian authorities have occupied a university in Sanandaj. More here.

Kidnapped

Kidnapped
: Australian TV reports that two U.S. soldiers were kidnapped in Iraq.

At last

At last
: I’m not a lawyer (thank God) and there are plenty of smart lawyers commenting on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Texas sodomy laws, but from a moral perspective — Scalia be damned! — is thank God for this decision. The moral decision is to treat people as people and not to discriminate — or worse, for Christ’s sake, prosecute — one group of people because of who they are. I do not buy arguments that say the voters of Texas have some greater right on this matter. By that logic, then Brown v. Board of Education was wrong; by that logic, the racist laws of Southern states and the racist regimes of such governors as George Wallace and Lester Maddox would have gone unchallenged. No, Scalia et al, the moral issue here is not homosexuality; the moral issue is bigotry.

The sun never sets on my empire

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The sun never sets on my empire
: A sample shot from today at the Jersey Shore (exhibiting the fine culinary offerings there), thanks to Beach Blog and the NJ.com Zoom Cam.

If a navel had eyes…

If a navel had eyes…
: Here’s a blog post about blog posts about blog posts. Doc Searls says:

I’m tired of blogging about blogging. I kinda OD’d on it in Boston a couple weeks back, at the bizblog conference there. Fun as it was, a room full of bloggers blogging about blogging, mostly (it seemed to me at the time) for each other, seemed almost a parody of a parody of itself.