Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Dilemma paradigms and the liberal/conservative spectra. The observations are knee-jerk and obviously not fully thought out weighing all possible examples or strains of idealogy.
Individual vs. Community
I would say liberals place a higher value on the community over individuals.
Truth vs. Loyalty
I think in general that liberals value the truth over partisan or idealogical lines.
Responsibility in the Short-term vs. the Long-term
I think in general that liberals seek out goals for long-term benefit than the short-term.
Justice vs. Mercy
In this case, I think that liberals are almost mixed. Equal parts justice and mercy. I couldn't come up with an inkblot response.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Eerie observation

Will Femia of MSNBC's Clicked makes an observation:

For so many people, the computer is still that beige thing in the distant extra room/home office with the knot of wires in the back and the laundry draped over the chair.
'Twas funny reading that with my laundry draped over the back of my chair.

Press conference question

A freebie for Democratic presidential primary reporters who can't come up with good material:

"Senator Obama, you sided with the senior senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, on voting against the Iraq War authorization, but voted to confirm Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, unlike Sen. Durbin. What circumstances caused you to agree and disagree with him on those occasions, and how should 2008 Democratic primary voters weigh those votes against your current position and future plans for the Iraq War?"

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Too much of a good thing

What about Hil-bam-ward-son?


IMDb has changed the format for actors and programs. Might take a while to get used to since I liked the way it was for last 4 years.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Space-Time Continuum

It's possible to drive from Illinois to Tennessee in about an hour. The distance is less than 50 miles.

Distance is an illusion.

** UPDATE **

Little geography lesson: Tennessee borders at least 8 states.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Quote of the Week

"For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists. They're very brave with the terrorists, and if the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad."
- Rep. Gary Ackerman, regarding the U.S. military's resistance to letting homosexuals serve openly.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


"Christianity -- this a subject that I am actually qualified to discuss"
- Tucker Carlson
Carlson attended a liberal arts college in Connecticut graduating with a B.A. in History. Nowhere did I see any mention of a seminary or a theological curriculum.


"I don't have a lot of African-American friends, and I think part of it is because I'm afraid that I would be in an open conversation, and I would say something that somebody would take wrong, and then it would be a nightmare. Am I alone in feeling that?"
- Glenn Beck
I wonder if the reason Beck doesn't have African-American friends is because he doesn't want them to find out he's actually racist.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

It's f*@!ing cold! reports that the low "feels like" temperature at 9am on February 5th in Chicago will be -24°F.

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