Sunday, November 23, 2014

Morning Thread

Just finished the Rolling Stone article A Rape On Campus. After reading that, I'm glad I'm not sending my daughters off to college.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Night

It's alright.

What's It All About Then

If powerful men can't rape and kill children with impunity then the empire might fall.
Two newspaper executives have told the Observer that their publications were issued with D-notices – warnings not to publish intelligence that might damage national security – when they sought to report on allegations of a powerful group of men engaging in child sex abuse in 1984. One executive said he had been accosted in his office by 15 uniformed and two non-uniformed police over a dossier on Westminster paedophiles passed to him by the former Labour cabinet minister Barbara Castle.

Afternoon Thread

Apparently there's some sort of holiday this week.

We'll Win It This Year

And on and on...
WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.

Set Your Thermostat Timer

I'm surprised that apparently so few people do.

Really doesn't need it to be 68 degrees at night.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Late Night

Rock on.



Happy Hour Thread


Major League

Obviously a guy who is capable of drugging and raping multiple women is a complete asshole, but I get that absent criminal proceedings, members of the press aren't going to be comfortable adjudicating such matters in public. But what has struck me in the wake of the Cosby rape allegations it that it's increasingly being revealed that the guy is a total asshole generally in ways which there aren't really any excuses for not reporting about.

Don't misunderstand. I'm not saying that the fact the he's an asshole is more important than the fact that he's probably a serial rapist, I'm just saying that general asshole behavior is easier to cover than allegations of serious crimes that aren't in the legal system. Dr. Huxtable - what an asshole!

Afternoon Thread

What do you know, it's Friday.

Elites Drive And Love Their Parking

Which explains a lot.

Rigged Market

I actually think lots of people do want to live in some version of the post-war American suburb, have a detached single family home, etc. But it's wrong to think that landscape emerged purely due to consumer preferences. Policy has been rigged against the alternatives for a long time and in many ways.

To Protect And Serve

IN A DECISION that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey called "disappointing," an arbitrator on Wednesday moved to reinstate fired Philadelphia narcotics cop Jeffrey Cujdik.

Ramsey booted Cujdik from the force in May, following a long-running Internal Affairs investigation into allegations that the veteran cop lied on search warrants and had an inappropriate relationship with an informant - and then lied about both to investigators. The allegations were first unearthed in the 2009 Daily News series "Tainted Justice."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Late Night

Rock on.

Thursday Night

Admit I didn't expect that the executive order would compel all homeowners to house an undocumented immigrant.

Evening Thread

On your own. Play nice.

Early Happy Hour Thread

Concert night for me.