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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 2012-13 • | Blog 2006-13 • | Politics 2008 • | Politics 2012 • | War 2007-12 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

G*^ (&*%^&*t. Your use of the "t.co." 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

A.S.,
I hope you didn't read those icky "facts" Greenwald is always citing. You might lose your conservative card.
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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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