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In My Glorious Rule… (II)

Rich people would be forced to contribute to public works. Why, in the Bay Area, where houses (albeit large ones, but nothing particularly old or historic or haunted or with a moat) sell for a hundred million dollars, do we have a historic lighthouse begging for change so it can be repaired before it literally [...]

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Oh, Maggie.

Photo shamelessly pinched from here, a s me on my phone, too. So Lady Thatcher died yesterday, and I couldn’t possibly manage a round-up of links while on my phone, anyway the best ones have been off The Times’ iPad app, which I can’t link to. What I do want to tap about is this [...]

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Hitchens

The New Yorker – POSTSCRIPT: CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, 1949-2011 by Christopher Buckley Amazing. (Is it perhaps a little unimaginative of me to point out that he finally died on the day they were ending the Iraq War?)

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Martha Stewart’s Winery (For Kmart?)

Hmm. So I’ve never been to Martha’s Vineyard (though I’ve driven past it), so without that sense of how fabulous it is, I don’t instantly gut-check-react when sitting presidents go there. Could it be, therefore, that lots and lots of people in this country don’t quite get the enormity of the locale, and perhaps it’s [...]

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How Not To Optimize For RSS

…Oh?

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IS THIS WORKING NOW

Oh my baby Jesus I haven’t been able to get this USELESS WordPress iPhone app to work all weekend and my parents’ internet is so utterly NOT WORKING (not that anyone here seems to have noticed) that it’s taken both Peter and me fiddling around in our phones on 3G (which, famously, is a complete [...]

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And Here I Was Just Thinking “What In the World Are We To Call the Next Decade?!”

Telegraph – ‘Twenty Tens’ to become nickname for next decade, survey says

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Delta Flight: Holy Crap

Excuse me while I just quote this whole thing (again: holy crap): The Corner – Mark Steyn: Let’s Roll 2 On September 11th 2001, the government’s (1970s) security procedures all failed, and the only good news of the day came from self-reliant citizens (on Flight 93) using their own wits and a willingness to act. [...]

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My Mini Copenhagen

First, curtsies to RC2: New Geography (reprinted from Forbes) – THE GREEN MOVEMENT’S PEOPLE PROBLEM, by Joel Kotkin The movement needs to break with the deep-seated misanthropy that dominates green politics and has brought it to this woeful state. Its leaders have defined our species as everything from a “cancer” to the “AIDs of the [...]

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I Suppose There’s An Implied Exception For Cricket

You know how people get about cricket… The Corner – Mark Steyn: Come Fry with Me In order to save the planet from global roasting, it seems entirely reasonable to ask Mr. and Mrs. Joe Peasant to subordinate their freedom of movement to an annual “carbon allowance” preventing them flying hither and yon and devastating [...]

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I Just Want To Point Out the Cutest Outfit In the History of Ever, Ever

It’s at Neiman Marcus.

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Modern Girlhood: A Diptych

First: Telegraph – Date-rape drink spiking ‘an urban legend’<br/> Widespread spiking of drinks with date-rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB is an “urban legend” fuelled by young women unwilling to accept they have simply consumed too much alcohol, academics believe. Young women’s fears about date-rape drugs are so ingrained that students mistakenly think it [...]

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Great Moments in American Oration

I read this George Will piece that’s been going around and found it mildly amusing but not particularly earth-shattering in its brilliance. I don’t agree with the premise that nobody’s been paying attention to the contents of the Copenhaagen speeches. But whatevs. So then I return to my Google reader and see this go by: [...]

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This Is Why Girls (Try to) Go Into Marine Biology

(Until they flunk O-chem their freshmen year and decide they’ll go to design school instead and become writers.)

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I Feel Like We're Being Mean

In all, ah, meanings of the adjective: Wheat & Weeds – Why Are We Snubbing The Poles? Three months ago Poland invited the President to its 70th anniversary commemorations of World War II. The White House didn’t bother to answer until 5 days before the ceremony, and we sent our NSA instead. Who has stood [...]

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