Impeachment Q&A

Some notes on impeachment in Q&A format even though it isn’t necessarily normal for people to ask these questions rather than just assuming convenient answers to them, and even though I’m not the best person to answer them. I promise my answers will be factual to the best of my knowledge, and that they are [...]


Nothing to see here folks… [...]

Well, here we go again…

UPDATE: Frank Wren has just traded Omar Infante and Mike Dunn to Fredi’s former team for right handed slugger Dan Uggla. One thing I will say about this…GM Frank Wren does not sit on his hands. If he manages to get a 3 to 4 year reasonable deal out of Uggla then he has just mugged [...]

Quote of the Day

For good clean fun at home, every time you see someone on tv screaming about the community center calling it a “SUPER TERROR MOSQUE,” mentally exchange the word “mosque” with the word “synagogue” to recognize just how differently this debate would be were we not in the grips of demonizing Islam. The only way to get [...]

Virtues of Extremism

How did I get to be a grandpa without ever [...]

My letter to the Anti-Defamation League

As sent on the contact form on their website:

I write in hopes that the ADL will re-think its position on the Park51 project in Manhattan. It troubles and saddens me to think that the ADL, which I have long held in the highest esteem, refuses to take an unequivocal position against the anti-Islamic bigotry surrounding this [...]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a decent human being

“On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked, ‘What God do you pray to?’ (Bloomberg’s voice cracks here a little [...]

Moving The Nihilism Gauge

Spotted linked numerous times around the interwebs in the last 24 hours: How Facts Backfire. Not news to me. Moves the needle on my old nihilism gauge, though. I increasingly find myself wondering how is the proper way to live in a world where knowledge is strongly devalued. I’d be inclined to grow a beard [...]

Perspective adjustment

Now wouldn’t be a bad time for one.

I know they’re terrorists, but they’re our terrorist. And that’s the definition of true romance.

But the money quote is here:

That aside, here’s the neocon logic, as best I can explain: When a reporter acknowledges the passing of a revered, if controversial figure in a way that [...]

A Local Story

No one got shot, but this got a lot of attention around town yesterday, and it’s almost as [...]