Friday, August 12, 2005

Useless trivial post of the day
Last night I attempted to make a new super hero named "Able Danger", but alas, the name was already taken.

Other hero names worth using (they may already be taken, too):

  • Wingnut - kinetics defender with flight

  • Kerfuffle - dark defender

  • Rightwing Hack - broadsword scrapper, because conservatives have no nuance

  • Leftwing Hack - katana scrapper, because liberals are all about nuance

  • Shock and Awe - electrical blaster

  • C130 - ultimate taxi, can't be a scrapper or blaster

  • Rogue State - illusion controller

  • Rush to War - assault rifle blaster with super-speed

  • Global Struggle - earth/storm controller, which would certainly struggle early on to get xp at a decent pace

  • The Whistle-Blower - mind controller

  • Anonymous Official - dark/psi defender

  • Bunker Buster - radiation defender

  • The Extreme Moderate - ice tanker, since they are moderately effective

  • The Corporate Monolith - invulnerable/super-strength tank, untouchable and oppressive

  • The Patriotic Kill-Bot - assault rifle blaster

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Bob Novak, CNN, apathy
Given what I've read on other blogs and NRO, I seem to be the only one that couldn't care less that Novak was banned from CNN. The media sure loves stories about itself, doesn't it?
Be careful of video games.
They could kill you:
A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.
The man actually quit his job so he could have more time to play games. To put a positive spin on it, at least he died doing what he loved.
Chris Muir, the author of Day By Day, is asking you visit his site and click the link he has to the American Cancer ablation Center. To quote today's strip:
Why? To raise the Yahoo rating of a small clinic that's keeping Chris Muir's sister Cathy alive and well - but could use some PR. A high listing is vital to the clinic's visibility with a timed ad on a local CNN cancer special August 14th and 20th.
So go there and click it. The ad is directly below the comic strip.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

It's like they were written for each other.
National Review has an article by Peter Wood about why Intelligent Design is not so bad. And Reason has an article by Cathy Young arguing ID has no place in a science class.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Handy Lefty blog reference.
Jon Henke at QandO has created a list of some interesting liberal blogs.
V.D.H. on our division over Iraq.
NRO has the article, wherein Hanson summarizes the contrasting opinions on what should or should not be done in Iraq and who the members of those camps are. He then concludes:
My own view remains absolutely unchanged — that we were right, in both a practical and a moral sense, in removing Saddam, that despite depressing lows and giddy highs, the democratic reconstruction of Iraq will work out, that an emerging constitutional government will make both Americans safer and the Middle East in general more stable, that preexisting jihadists are flocking to Iraq and being defeated rather than being created ex nihilo, that anti-Americanism will gradually subside in the Muslim world as millions see that we are consistent in our support of democratic reform, that the United States military has proved itself the preeminent fighting force in the world today and is on the offensive in Iraq and winning a difficult asymmetrical campaign, and that old allies in Europe and Japan and new ones from India to Russia will slowly come to appreciate American constancy and leadership as never before.
Let us hope Hanson is right.
Glenn Beck is all over Fred Phelps this morning.
Glenn found out about Phelps and his church (if it can be called that) recently and he's horrified. He should be.
The NRA goes overboard in Oklahoma
As noted by Jacob Sullum at Reason, the NRA is boycotting ConocoPhillips because ConocoPhillips wants to ban guns in its parking lot. But to be able to do so, the company has to challenge an Oklahoma law preventing ConocoPhillips from doing just that.

From Sullum:
If the NRA were simply objecting to ConocoPhillips' policy of barring guns from its parking lots, I would have no problem with the boycott. Instead, the NRA is objecting to the company's defense of its right to determine the gun policy on its own property. "We're going to make ConocoPhillips the example of what happens when a corporation takes away your Second Amendment rights," declares NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

That statement makes no sense, since the Second Amendment is a restraint on government. The Second Amendment does not mean a private employer has to welcome guns in its parking lot, any more than the First Amendment means I have a right to give speeches in your living room.
InstaPundit has guest bloggers this week.
Three of them: Michael Totten, Megan McArdle and Ann Althouse. And as of 7:51 this morning, the three of them haven't made as many posts as Glenn would. Lazy bums!
Considering it's the only kind of coffee I drink...
it makes sense, I suppose. But "cheap and angsty"?:

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high