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February 9, 2012
BLOG: Links 2/9/12

I should do roundups like this more often of the stuff I do on Twitter.

-Jose Reyes' hair sells for $10,200 in charity auction. The hair will play SS for the Mets.

-I largely agree with Victoria and with John McCain about Syria; the US has much stronger case for taking sides in Syria than it did in Libya.

-Looking back at the sad death of Ron Luciano.

-The one thing that's really booming in this economy - despite the best efforts of liberal activists and the Obama Administration to the contrary - is domestic oil and gas production. Frack, baby, frack!

-Science fail: an Oklahoma state Senator is apparently unaware that baby-making requires both a sperm & an egg.

-Yeah, sure, and being against Nazis is just what Elie Wiesel does to feel young & virile again. It is true that older people overestimate recurrence of the troubles of their youth. Ascribing this to "testosterone" is juvenile.

-Yet another "better Romney argument than Romney is making" column, this one with good ideas from Jim Pethokoukis. Call it a Prospectus for America.

-Dan Abrams debunks some of the myths around Citizens United.

-Then: "core symbol of right-wing radicalism" Now: Democratic mainstream. We always knew a lot of the anti-war stuff was just partisanship. Of course, unlike Greenwald, I regard this as a good thing for the country.

-Elvis Andrus focused on getting better. This seems like a unique goal to have.

-It's not even remotely inconsistent for Mitt Romney to profit from something while saying it should not be compulsory.

-John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign is still spending money, even though it's in debt to taxpayers.

-The media's blind spot on religious liberty.

-Vin Scully on not retiring.

-I'd forgotten that, for idiosyncratic reasons, Reagan actually won the popular vote in the GOP primaries in 1968.

-The Wilpons try to get the Supreme Court interested in reversing a decision in the Madoff litigation.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:05 AM | Baseball 2012-14 • | Blog 2006-14 • | Politics 2008 • | Politics 2012 • | War 2007-14 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

G*^ (&*%^&*t. Your use of the "" linkshortener caused me to click on a Glenn Greenwald post. That's just wrong.

Posted by: A.S. at February 9, 2012 11:51 AM

I hope you didn't read those icky "facts" Greenwald is always citing. You might lose your conservative card.
BTW Crank, thanks for letting me use your website to accept apologies from the mouthbreathers who ridiculed me for saying the whole GOP "small government" schtick is 100% Grade A Bullshit.
And no, I'm not a genius, just a guy who pays attention.

Posted by: Berto at February 10, 2012 1:50 PM

Um, "science fail" was a joke. Mr. Kuthcer. Paging, Mr. Kutcher.

Posted by: Magrooder at February 10, 2012 2:07 PM

Re the first entry, the Mets just announced that Reyes's hair will start the season on the 15 day DL.

Posted by: wtd at February 15, 2012 11:40 AM
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