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Archive for April, 2003

April 23rd, 2003 by Bret

TNR has a good article on how new members of the EU will hurt France’s plans in the EU. Also, even thieves are fair and balanced. And, not only are sodomy laws the talk of the town, but now you can get some play at a play.

April 23rd, 2003 by Chris

From the People who Brought You Handicap Survivor and Really Blind Date

Well, I thought television had really reached a low when I heard about the Monica Lewinsky reality television show. I am deeply saddened to admit that for once, I was wrong. And for being wrong I expect to be punished. Because now we have a reality television show starring none other then OJ Simpson, it’s expected to be similar to The Osbournes. Now the big question, what will they name it. I’m putting my money on The Juice, because then you could use the tagline “What will happen when The Juice’s temper expires.” Cheesy taglines like that could endlessly follow with a name like The Juice, but only time will tell.

April 23rd, 2003 by pete


Now online

Make sure you peep Tyler Graf’s excellent AD expose, Ben Brown’s frat rebellion article, Colin’s affirmitive action commentary and Bret’s victimization narrative. And, if you time, read my article. Because I have SARS.

April 22nd, 2003 by olly

Slippery-Slope Arguments and Other Uses For Lube

Let us find a moment in our hearts for the charming Rick Santorum, ruminating upon the Texas sodomy laws. Herewith the money quote, doing the rounds of the blogosphere:

If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.

Anything, Rick? Really? Yikes. This is not the way to lay negative stereotypes about Republicans to rest, folks.

(Obligatory link to Instapundit, who points out that Santorum may have merely been staking out an extreme libertarian position…)

April 22nd, 2003 by Bret

You should read a good piece from NRO’s John Derbyshire on snobbish lefties. It’s nothing particularly new, but it is an incredibly succinct summation of what you already knew, and he focuses on Doonesbury to illustrate the point. There’s also another piece on why elites desire American failure.

April 22nd, 2003 by Colin

Ahh… the miraculous effects of booze

Seems that a sulking drunk man outside a bar decided to take a bite out of crime, sinking his teeth into a police dog. I wonder if PETA is going to jump on this one

April 22nd, 2003 by wwb


Will the real Saddam please stand up? (Via LGF.)

April 22nd, 2003 by Timothy

On a Lighter Note

Check out StrongBad, be sure to watch “Dragon” and “Japanese Cartoon.”

April 21st, 2003 by Bret

Pfeiffer In Da House

Former staffer and campus icon Eric Pfeiffer wrote a piece on Arnett’s firing for the America’s Future Foundation that you should read.

April 21st, 2003 by Bret

Smoking Gun(?) Buried On Page 100

A story from the NYT includes testimonial evidence that Iraq had WMD, gave themt o Syria and worked with Al Qaeda, but the story is buried in the International section. I doubt it will receive much attention and the talking points will continue to include “there’s been no smoking gun.”

April 20th, 2003 by Sho

This one’s for Olly

Rising to the top of the UK hip-hop charts is ‘In Da Pub‘ by 50 Pence. Here’s an exclusive interview with the British rapper, where he talks about dart boards and his mum.

April 20th, 2003 by Bret

I don’t want to start another huge abortion debate, but the story about NOW‘s reaction to the Laci Peterson baby murder charge is pretty ridiculous — at least to me. Anyone can make any argument they like, but it just seems like poor taste to fight out a relatively settled cause as many in the nation react to a rather chilling scene of inhumanity. [And for those of you still counting, I have not yet tried to get a girl pregnant]

April 20th, 2003 by pete

Is That Bunny Looking At Me Funny?

I’ve got a weird feeling that Eugene is going to very docile today. I’m going to Tiller to have dinner with my family (Yeah! Not!), so I won’t be participating. But best of luck to the rest of you.

And wasn’t there something else going on today?

April 18th, 2003 by Timothy

I Blogged It Here First

The Exec Debates were a big waste of time for all involved, especially me. That said, if you read this blog, or the paper edition of the Magazine and believe at all in rules, processes, and the appropriate expenditure of our student fees, VOTE CHRISTA AND GREG. The ME campaign, is about them and their little pipedreams. Hell, you probably didn’t need me to tell you that, but I wanted to make things clear. So, Christa and Greg are the only candidates who deserve to win. Please, for the love of everything holy, at least get off your ass and vote for them next week and save us all the trouble of dealing with the odious combination of multicultural advocacy and PC orthodoxy embodied by the M&E campaign.

April 17th, 2003 by pete

Most Ridiculous Item of the Day

So two U.S. Culture Advisers have resigned over the looting of the Baghdad museum. Good Riddance. I would argue that the administration made a PR mistake in brushing aside criticism of the looting, but they didn’t make in mistake in not allocating forces away from opening torture chambers so they could safe-guard artifacts, precious as they may be. And when you factor in that this was likely an inside job, what more can you say? Sorry. The burden of guilt should be on the looters, not the US. Let them apologize. Remember when L.A. “celebrated” after the Rodney King verdict? Nobody scolded them.