Updates: I think I'm going to keep a list of really good examples here
- Medieval Pharmacology obliterated by theory-heavy early modern medicine.
I have never liked the phrase "right to privacy." It is redundant. All rights are a right to privacy.
Mr. Kristof's criticism of "liberals" for not being as vocal as Christian conservatives about repression and atrocities in North Korea is a classic example of mistaking volume for content. A steady drumbeat of "isn't that awful" does not equal policy substance. Liberals have been trying for years, unsuccessfully and without a lot of help from conservatives, Christian or otherwise, to push the administration to deal constructively with Kim Jong Il's regime. We have pushed for talks; we have proposed alternative solutions; we have regularly pointed out the failure of the administration to make progress or even to properly prioritize the issues. I feel no shame for myself or "liberals" in general on this issue: it is the administration which should be ashamed, and the Republican establishment which has let it slide by with so little effort.
It was high noon in the jungles of South India when I began to recognize that if we didn't find water for our emus soon, it wouldn't be long before we would be traveling by foot; and with the guerilla warriors fast on our heals, I was starting to regret my decision to use poultry for transportation.
Here’s the thing about Ohio. Until you really look at it, you won’t understand its significance, which is this: the techniques used in this particular theft have the capacity to alter elections not by dozens or hundreds or even thousands of votes, but by tens of thousands.And that's not including the damned no-trail digital voting. But there's some hope: Voters are taking the State to court to make sure it doesn't happen again.
|Your IQ Is 135|
Your Logical Intelligence is Genius
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional
Gifted and studious, you willingly approach the perils ahead with the help of your talents and friends.
I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me
"In a free society, art is not a weapon." -- Pres. John F. Kennedy
"We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe." -- John Henry Newman, 1848
"Omnia Romae cum Pretio [Everything in Rome ... at a price.]" -- Juvenal
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause." -- Henrí Bergson (1907)
"Nothing could be more lovely and fearless than Chaucer. But already Shakespeare is morbid with fear, fear of consequences. That is the strange phenomenon of the English Renaissance: this mystic terror of the consequences, the consequences of actions." -- D.H.Lawrence, Phoenix (1936)
|name||number of Google Hits||non-nominee results in top ten hits|
|"John Roberts"||about 380,000||eight, including a folk singer, a saint, a car dealership, a beauty salon, a Quaker, and a printing company|
|"John G. Roberts"||about 16,800||none. I sure hope he used his middle initial most of the time|
|"John Glover Roberts"||10||several, most of them involve an actor named "John Glover"|
|John Glover Roberts (no quotation marks)||about 794,000||all, including several other "John Glover" results: the serial killer, the actor, and the artist.|
Does anyone else think it's funny that after years of denying that there was ever a "Southern Strategy", the head of the RNC has finally apologized for it? Actually, the apology itself is kind of a knee-slapper, too. "We're sorry. We're not racist anymore. Please vote for us now, even though we will illegally remove your names from the voting rolls, close your local polling places on election day, and then refuse to count your votes." Ho ho ho.As a friend once said, you'd think the words would stick in their throats. But no, they just keep coming.
Long the seat pinched,The first syllable of the third line is an interesting turning point. As I've written it here, it's a kind of neutral exclamation, the understated surprise of sitting on something that lacks a familiar flaw. I thought about using "Ohhh" but thought that was a bit lurid. I could go with the even more understated "So," but I like it the way it is. In a similar vein,
Until it cracked completely.
Ah. New toilet seat.
Two years of scratching:There is something melancholy about expelling a critter, particularly a long-time resident, from your home. Though there is also a great sense of shamefully delayed accomplishment at finally figuring out what it was and how the damned thing was getting in. Last, but not least,
Attic ventholes need covers.
Now, silence above.
To accomodateNo, each line does not have to be a self-contained grammatical phrase. Elegant solutions sometimes violate our sense of order, but they are elegant nonetheless.
the broken desk lamp, a hole
drilled in the new shelf
Thomas 65.63 %
Kennedy 64.06 %
Scalia 56.25 %
Rehnquist 46.88 %
O’Connor 46.77 %
Souter 42.19 %
Stevens 39.34 %
Ginsburg 39.06 %
Breyer 28.13 %
There is an unfortunate tendency to assume that civil discourse has occurred whenever two or more people are nice to each other, say something, and don’t get into an argument. That is misleading on all three counts.We must openly disagree if we are to discover what binds us together and what we can accomplish. We must talk to each other in order to disagree. We must speak honestly as well as decently, which means that we may sometimes need to say unpleasant things about each other. And about ourselves.
...civil discourse has not occurred if boundaries have not been crossed.
...civil discourse has not occurred if boundaries that define spaces of sound and spaces of silence have not been recognized and honored.
...Where there is no argument, there is no civil discourse.
Your #1 Match: INTP
You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can. Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge. Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat. A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.
Your #2 Match: ISTP
You are calm and collected, even in the most difficult of situations. A person of action and self-direction, you love being independent. To outsiders you seem impulsive, surprising, and unpredictable. You are good at understanding how all things work, except for people.
You would make an excellent pilot, forensic pathologist, or athlete.
Your #3 Match: ENTP
You are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression. You possess good negotiating skills and can convince anyone of anything. Happy to be the center of attention, you love to tell stories and show off. You're very clever, but not disciplined enough to do well in structured environments.
You would make a great entrpreneur, marketing executive, or actor.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.
For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.
Your Taste in Rock Music:
|Classic Rock: High Influence|
|80's Rock: Medium Influence|
|80's Pop: Low Influence|
|Progressive Rock: Low Influence|