Archives December 2010

Oy gevalt! Foiled again!

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

I regret to inform you, comrades, that this year’s War on Christmas is over, and Christmas won.

via Hacker News

The mathematics of leaks

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I told my closest friend a deep dark secret that I didn’t want anyone else in the world to know, and she went around blabbing it to everyone. Don’t you think that’s disgusting and wrong? I don’t feel I can trust anybody now.

GENTLE READER: One can never learn to trust others ...

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Dept. of “we should be so lucky”

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Bryan Fischer, Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, writes: “President Obama wants to give the entire land mass of the United States of America back to the Indians. He wants Indian tribes to be our new overlords.”

via Talking Points Memo

The young and meaningful earth

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Matthew Yglesias proposes that we “assume that God created the universe—fossils and all—to look exactly like that 4,000 years ago. That’s obviously a religious hypothesis rather than a scientific one, but it’s consistent with the evidence and doesn’t anyone to believe in a scientists’ conspiracy or anything.”

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Calibrating my disappointment

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Like many other progressives, I’ve been disappointed by the many instances of Obama seeming too eager to compromise with Republicans, more eager to appease his right flank than his left. One of the ways I temper my feelings is by remembering how disappointed I had been with Clinton.

The military’s “don’t ask, don’t ...

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“...and I wouldn’t give tuppence for all of the rest.”

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Dear Corporate Training Consultant Person:

The next time you give one of these seminars teaching employees of multinational companies how to work better in teams, where handling cross-cultural differences is one item on the curriculum, perhaps you could lay off the ethnic humor, eh? Crude remarks about the Scots, directed at the one Scottish employee ...

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