Saturday, January 31, 2009
Ya can listen to some of it by typing the name of the song here.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The other from Michael Totten, who recently returned from Israel. The Mother of All Quagmires.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
devin harris - pg
joe johnson - sg
jameer nelson - pg
paul pierce - sf
danny granger - sf
boris diaw - c/pf
chris bosh - pf
Shaquille O Neal - C
Tony Parker - pg
chauncey Billups - pg
dirk nowitzki - pf
pau gasol - pf
brandon roy - sg/sf
al jefferson - C
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
she's the 13-year old daughter who received papa alec's infamous phone message. (ht althouse)
UPDATE: alec baldwin is 5'11. so do the math.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Key point by Will Saletan:
What a mess. On one side, we have the Catholic bishops, who are so adamantly opposed to contraception that they're blocking the provision of birth control for voluntary use. On the other side, we have an emerging near-majority of the population that now favors coercive limits on family size. Do the math: The Church claims to represent 80 percent of the population, yet more than 80 percent reject its teachings on contraception, and 44 percent think the government should impose laws in precisely the opposite direction. It looks as though the bishops' anti-contraceptive absolutism is driving their own flock into the arms of a totalitarian remedy.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
In a different part of town, another young fighter and his wife were getting ready to go see her brother, 20, who had been wounded in southwest Gaza City two nights ago while bringing food to fighters. The fighter, 27, in dark jeans and Timberland-style boots, swaggered with words about Islam and duty to his people. Hamas is doctrinally opposed to Israel’s right to exist.
“It’s either victory while alive, or martyrdom,” he said. “Both ways are victory.”
His wife, in a white head scarf, agreed.
“Two days ago, he was very tired and he didn’t want to leave the house,” she said. “I told him you have to leave, you have a responsibility.”
But the sight of her brother unconscious in the hospital bed seemed to jolt the couple into an alternate reality, one where they were vulnerable and afraid. The man’s eyes glistened with tears as he asked the doctor question after question.
Back outside, the woman regained her composure.
“I prefer you as a martyr,” she said to her husband.
“What if I am injured?” he asked.
She repeated her preference for death.
Could somebody tell these people that there are ways to resolve a bad relationship that do not involve blowing up buses full of schoolchildren?