Morning Links

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I’m speaking at Tulane law school at noon today.  The talk is free and open to the public. So come on out.


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60 Responses to “Morning Links”

  1. #1 |  You Wouldn’t Say That If A Terrorist With An Expired Registration And Six Tons Of Ammonium Nitrate Drove Onto Sesame Street, Killing Big Bird And Elmo, Would You? | Popehat | 

    […] (Via Radley Balko) […]

  2. #2 |  Kristen | 

    I became an Apple hater when two of their products broke within 8 months of purchase (iPod – battery died [I shouldn’t hav eto mail my practically-brand-new product off for a new battery 8 months after I bought the P.O.S. and iPhone – ringer broke and it would only vibrate, so I missed a shitload of important calls).

    I went out and bought a Sansa MP3 player at 1/2 the price of an Apple iWhatever, and it’s still working 6 years later despite my abuse. And the battery still holds a charge even if I don’t use the thing for months.

  3. #3 |  Becon | 

    Regarding “This is a thing of beauty.”

    Not enough people to know how quick and simple it is for a lawyer to demolish these threats against the first amendment. A football blog I follow recently removed a parody of Bernard Berrian after threats from his his PR rep.

    http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2011/10/does-bernard-berrian-hate-iraq-veterans.html

    I wish they would stand up and fight it instead.

  4. #4 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    @#31Pierre,

    Defending Steve Jobs is like defending Jordan as a great basketball player. You illuminate your ignorance with your statements against Jobs.

    No offense.

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    I honestly only use mine when I am out of town on business

    Why do you have to out of town for cleaning supplies?

  6. #6 |  NG | 

    The DC expired tags story is actually even worse than the article you linked to, which frankly missed the point.

    DC police are arresting people who happen to cross into DC with expired out-of-state registrations, even though those states could not arrest someone for the same offense. So a Maryland resident driving a car in Maryland with an expired Maryland registration could not be arrested, but if that same person happens to cross into DC, they suddenly can, even though DC has no legitimate interest in protecting the Maryland and Virginia car registration systems.

    Here’s another link that explains the situation a little better.

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/mother-arrested-jailed-for-expired-tags-080310

  7. #7 |  pierre | 

    Blah blah ifags.

    http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Steve_Jobs

  8. #8 |  buzz | 

    Anyone who thinks Jobs is well regarded because of a phone has completely ignored technical progress of the last 30 years or so.

    “The response was “well, since it’s theoretically possible for everyone to achieve at the same level, that means equality of opportunity exists. Just because it’s harder for some people doesn’t mean it’s not equal.”

    “That’s so true. I mean, it’s not like a rich kid who never got beaten or neglected or sexually assaulted or had a guy blow his brains out in front of him has any discernible advantages over this kid.”

    What in the world do you teach? Where in the first statement did you see anything about there being no discernible advantage having a enviable childhood rather than a horrific one. I hope whatever subject you teach does not include critical thinking.

  9. #9 |  Be Free | 

    Re: Federal judge lets CIA off the hook

    I have no love or sympathy for al-quaida terrorists. But torture is wrong. This country does some disgusting things to American citizens in its supermax prisons and to foreigners throughout the world. The government that lives off off us and represents us is a disgrace. What next? How about killing foreigners abroad – oh wait never mind we’re doing that too.

  10. #10 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Pierre,
    This is ridiculous. How much do you bench? I’m pretty sure you are still struggling with 225. That is weak!