Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Three years of Rational Resistance

I don't always write as much as I intend to, but I just thought I'd notice (the first time I've actually noticed the anniversary before it happened) that today marks three years of writing Rational Resistance. After two posts last night I'm not ready to write a long one, but I thought I'd flag a few that you may have missed the first time around, or that may still have some staying power.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Has Democracy Outlived its Usefulness?

President Bush, and his former lawyer, John Yoo, have taken the position that there are essentially no limits on the power of the president, including his ability to order secret wiretaps and torture, regardless of what the law says.


That's how Byron Calame, the Public Editor of the Times, describes the efforts of Times management to explain their decision to withhold their story about illegal spying on citizens by the National Security Agency for over a year.

Happy birthday

Today is the birthday of two great men, men born on the same day, both of whom have helped lead humankind out of oppression and ignorance. It was 1809, and who could have predicted the revolutionary changes to be wrought by the work of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin?

Almagated scabs, finks, and stooges union

This week I got another e-mail from the Working Families e-Activist Network about the union effort at the FAA. They're calling on people to contact their representatives in Congress to stop the FAA from declaring an impasse and imposing a contract, including pay cuts, on the air traffic controllers.

Professor Spicoli

Who's smarter: stoner Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Stanford law professor and presidential sycophant John Yoo?

One Nation Under . . .?

Boy, am I so glad that we had Congress cram God into the Pledge of Allegiance half a century ago! It really helps us appreciate the people who were supposedly our Christian, or Judeo-Christian, if you will, forbears, to see how our society has evolved. Is it true, as the religious right claims, that this country has become so hostile to religion that we need some kind of grand realignment?

I love these guys!

Just when you thought there was nothing funny about the Global War on Terror, these guys come along.

Family travel idea--Godly Family Edition

Okay, maybe it does seem like we're beating a dead--sorry, make that extinct--horse here, but get a load of this.

Schadenfreude Follies: Republican (and one Democrat) sex scandal edition!

Let those other big-time bloggers cover the serious stories, like Fredo's last stand. Hey, he didn't even have the decency to tell us he was quitting to spend more time with his family, so where's the entertainment value there?

I split my head open playing racquetball. (I was going after the ball, ran into the wall, and, like the song says, "I fought the wall and the wall won.")

Let's beat this son of a bitch like a rented mule

Yeah, McCain.


Terror attack in Dayton--Muslims involved

The conservative manifesto

So it's three years and counting. Stick around for the next three.


Blogger Stevem said...

Congratulations on three years! I think it's been time well spent.

December 15, 2008 12:53 PM  

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