I believe in the semantic web. I just don't know what that means. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 04:16:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Key Reads: Why Hillary Clinton Is Our Best Choice in 2016 (by @shoq) Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:34:56 +0000 I aggressively supported Barack Obama in 2008, and sincerely wish I could take back a lot of really ugly things I said about Hillary Clinton back then. I was swept up in the excitement of electing the most transformative politician …

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Is There A Bad Flaw With Twitter’s New Shared Block Lists? Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:31:49 +0000 Twitter's new Shared block lists are well intentioned…

I myself discussed such tools years ago with friends and associates—often in public.  But, we never imagined such a feature being executed by Twitter without some kind of interactive host service to …

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Philip Agre: What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It? Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:54:16 +0000 by Philip E. Agre

Originally published at::  • August 2004

Note: This essay is an internet classic, and like many of those, not all that well known to the people who should know about it.  Phil Agre never

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LISTEN: to @Bobcesca_go & @chezpazienza on Glenn Greenwald’s latest false equivalence, re: #ISIS Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:47:48 +0000 Bob and Chez discuss Greenwald's ludicrous false equivalence which once again expresses faux-disbelief that anyone could condemn what the murderous terrorists known as #ISIS do when America has done some gosh-darned awful things, too!.  

His basic Noan Chomsky-cum moonbat's logic …

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AUDIO: The Andrew Sullivan “Brand,” unpacked by @mr_electrico (aka Driftglass) Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:39:35 +0000 I have wanted to share… two of my favorite podcasters, Driftglass (@mr_electrico) and @Bluegal for so long that I finally decided to stop being so f-ing lazy and just start doing it.

I'm starting with Driftglass's recent dissection of Andrew Sullivan, …

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On @Piersmorgan, The N-Word, And Related works Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:50:37 +0000 On October 10th, 2014,

the @washingtonpost produced this extraordinary project about the "N-Word."

This prompted an op-ed piece by the often incendiary @piersmorgan,

which, as he's known for, generated a typical firestorm on social media:

I felt this …

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The Simplest Debunker Of Ayn Rand Yet Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:33:50 +0000 So, this morning, I tweeted the following quip:

Immediately thereafter, @GrimestTrigger tweeted this post that he'd written …

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The Powell Memo: A Reading List About A Document That Is Still Wrecking America Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:23:27 +0000 "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to every one who is striking at the root."
Henry David Thoreau


This document is meant to provide an overview and reference links concerning "The Lewis Powell

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On Emotarians and Progressivism’s Contribution to The Government Shutdown of 2013 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:06:38 +0000 Below are my two cents, posted as a comment on Spandan (@thePeoplesView)'s excellent post about the Emotarian left's contribution to the great government shutdown of 2013.

Since I originally coined Emotarian as a replacement for the more imprecise and awkward-sounding …

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EXPLAINER: Understanding The *Roots* Of The Syrian Conflict And Our Options Sun, 01 Sep 2013 18:18:55 +0000 All too slowly, the mainstream media is learning the value of the explainer.  But any progress is good progress.  In this article, Washington Post's Max Fisher does a very good job of explaining the tangled web of past and …

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