Jan 26, 2011
commented on A New Beginning
Hey, could you guys post a complete list of the posts that you've written on Tunisia? I tried to use your search function (which is really terrible, but probably not your fault) and click through both the "Breaking News" and "International" tags, but I can't find that great post you had with the break-down of the events (around when the president had just stepped down). You had links to an amazing blog written by, I think, an AP reporter located in North Africa with amazing reporting and analysis.
I hope you read this comment! Thanks!
Jan 20, 2011
commented on "Mild Speech Doesn't Need Protection"
"Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its subsistence is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order."
--Justice Jackson, West Virginia vs. Barnette
Jan 20, 2011
commented on Savage Love
1. Every relation that I've had has ended when I realized that I was crushing on someone else in a uncontrollably intense way. I didn't end the relationships because I wanted to be with someone else--I ended them because they had gone rotten and had to end. But being totally crazy about someone else was the huge wake-up call.
2. Like Dan says, I get big crushes on other people all the time. Sometimes it's because I feel upset about stuff in my relationship, sometimes it's just because I'm a human being.
Here are my two metrics to differentiate between crushes that are signals of relationship terminus and crushes that are signals of me being a human being (romantically attached or no). 1. Has it been 2-4 weeks and my feelings haven't dissipated? 2. Do I still want to fuck the person I'm with?
Dec 7, 2010
commented on Mistreating WikiLeaks
The New York Times worked with the team at Wikileaks (and the US government) to determine what parts of the cables would be redacted and what would not. Wikileaks agreed to post only the parts of the cables that the newspapers would agree to publish as well. The government asked for a lot to be redacted--some of those requests NYT honored, others not.
Hence...the New York Times doesn't have any reason to post to Wikileaks--they have all the same information.
Oct 1, 2010
commented on I, Anonymous
I truly can't believe that only one person out of the 61 above commenters said "Make a donation to a non-profit in their honor."
Especially if you're feeling self-righteous--you get a tax deduction and proof that you're a bigger person. Or, that is, you're a bigger person in the logic of self-righteous fury. You've been there and you know it, no matter who you are.
@43 Good call. As for charities to choose...I would go with Lambda Legal or a similar LGBT-rights organization.
Apr 12, 2010
commented on Why Is Tina Fey So Mean To...
Seriously?? She can't be funny about single ladies? And because she's married and still making jokes about single ladies she must be both mean AND boring now that she's married? Ugh. I think single ladies can laugh at themselves.