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October 24, 2011

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Barbara

Congrats, Jane!

pagar

I believe anyone who believed the Vietnam War dragged on longer than it should have; resulting in far more US and Allied deaths than needed should take a real serious look at Walter Cronkite and his reporter buddies claiming that the Tet Offensive was a win for the VietCong. But even more important,one should take a look at John Kerry and his friends, especially at his appearance in Paris doing the so-called Peace talks.

cathyf
Net the costs/scholarships and see what the true costs for college should be, and you'll see the true picture of a college education.
The technical term is "net revenue per student", and I have see claims that it hasn't kept up with inflation over the last ten years.
DebinNC

Herman Cain ad Clarice mentioned. Maybe I'm too uncool to get it, because my reaction was a combination of "Huh?" and "Ugh".

Captain Hate

O/T Anybody seen any Northern Lights tonight? I just saw a report on the late weather that parts of Ohio have sent photos in of striking red glows as a large solar wind is stimulating the ionosphere. I went outside to see if I could see anything but nada for now.

Danube of Thought

"God may forgive them, but I can't."

I sure as hell never will. With my last breath I will curse the everlasting soul of Robert S. McNamara, and ask a just God to ensure his eternal damnation.

Pagar, I was there for Tet, and had a pretty good idea of where things stood after it was over. To this day I am appalled by how the nation, and most of its institutions, reacted. It was and is nothing but disgusting.

Jim Ryan

Deb, there's nothing to get. It's just Herman being "outside the box" and funny. It's funny because you're not supposed to smoke on TV and it is self-deprecating humor, too, because the guy looks pathetic smoking. Bottom line, it's just supposed to make you remember the product.

(Another) Barbara

I'm not sure the Cain ad will help his cause, but I love that it includes two things that will drive libs nuts:1) a black conservative, and 2) an evil smoker.

Ha. Made me laugh.


Jim Ryan

Morton Downey was unavailable for comment on the ad.

(Another) Barbara

Forgot to say I also loved Cain's naughty-little-boy smile at the end. Charming.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

I believe that, Pagar. I went through Tet and had a number of friends in Army Intelligence. We knew within the week that the VC had been decimated and that most VC supporters in the major cities had been rolled up.

Four months later I was picked up at the Philadelphia airport by a law school classmate and his wife. The questions they asked me about Tet made it clear that they thought we had lost badly. When I tried to tell them otherwise, they clearly were not impressed. Walter and his minions had done a very thorough job indeed.

Sue

I hope someone besides me watched tonight's game. I know Gmax is there and what a game he saw! OMG! 1 win away from winning the WS.

henry

Congrats to Rangers fans.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

I hadn't seen DOT's comment because I was writing mine. Most everyone who was there then -- even those in units that took too many casualties -- would concur with our conclusion.

Frau Steingehirn

Isn't the Electoral College being destroyed by the stealth of having a state's total EC votes go to the winner of the national popular vote? California's elected morons just passed that law, and I am truly disheartened. The decades of students taught by Howard Zinn (may his eternal rest be troubled) think it is only fair.

Are.We.Screwed?
It sure feels like it.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

Go Rangers. I'd love to see them win it for Nolan Ryan and his predecessor W.

Clarice

I was fooled by the press coverage. A friend of mine was an editor at Time who had been there. He told e we had beaten the VC on Tet and I acted like he was crazy.

Niters

Strawman Cometh

I agree that making students loans dischargeable is the correct direction to go in. But, to put pressure where needed, any such bankruptcy should include the educational institution returning a large portion of the cash to the lending institution.

Danube of Thought

Hey Sue! Hubba hubba you Rangers! Wahoo!

JM Hanes

Old Lurker:

"I've been reading that book "Ratification" about the struggles to ratify the Constitution. The fights, brawls and arguments that occupied bars, taverns and dining rooms for all those years required a level of understanding and history that we would be hard pressed to find today"


I'm not sure you were here last time I made this recommendation, but if you enjoy historical fisticuffs and courthouse brawls complete with eye gouging (made possible by specially grown & sharpened fingernails!), you can find more in The Transformation of Virginia: 1740 - 1790. Among other rich details, I thought the unique roots of our American fondness for the kind of flag waving which makes our Euro cousins queasy were rather fascinating.

JM Hanes

In other news, over at Ricochet

Thanks to all who participated in this weekend's contest.  Victor Davis Hanson provided a pair of very challenging prompts, but our Members came through with a host of really thoughtful submissions. 

Dr. Hanson set out to select one winner, but couldn't narrow it down to just one submission. So we have a three-way tie for first. Congratulations to JM Hanes [:-)], Jordan Rodriguez, and Leslie Watkins whose posts on radical democracy and historical unintended consequences have earned them copies of Victor Davis Hanson's new novel, The End of Sparta.

I addressed democracy and privilege, while my fellows on the (mini)platform took a turn at unintended consequences. Entries were posted on the Member Feed, which may not be open to public inspection. I'll be really interested to know what a VDH novel (his first) will look like!

jimmyk

Wow, JMH, congratulations! I just read the contest and your essay--very impressive.

(Another) Barbara

Wonderful, JMH. Heartiest congratulations. I'm intimidated, trying to remember my contributions to conversation the night you visited, and believing that I returned several times to recipes and cooking. Ah well, from each according to his abilities. . .

I just finished reading your essay for the first time and now I will return to Ricochet to read it again, hoping that a spark of your brilliance turns out to be contagious. Good job!

Neo

Jesse Jackson Jr. has a whole list of amendments that he has put on the House docket. Of course, one is health care as a human right.
He had another that I thought just wasn’t completely thought through.

H.J. Res. 31 would amend the Constitution to declare that “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and that “Reproductive rights for women under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State.”

That first clause leaves unknown if “sex” is the state of one’s gender or the physical act.

Given the old Earl Butz joke, you really have to wonder. Or as they say, “What could go wrong ?

JM Hanes

Thanks! Every now and again, the weakness for complexity can be virtue instead of a vice. Most of the time it's just an editing nightmare. I was really pleased at the idea of writing something (anything!) that VDH might actually read; I'm looking forward to his novel, but the prize I couldn't order up from Amazon is the excuse to write him a personal thank you note....

ABarb: What I remember about that evening is enjoying every minute of it!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Robert S. McNamara should rot in hell forever. McNamarra and Fonda, the two most hated people of the Vietnam era.

On student loans: my husband got his degree using his GI Bill, but since he was on active duty, it only covered tuition and not living expenses.

Our biggest problem was making sure the school kept the records straight and filled out the proper forms when he had to withdraw because of a Navy deployment. He had to do that 4 times over six years. Three went fine, but one, the school just showed him as unenrolled for the semester and within 2 weeks, we were getting phone calls and dunning letters. I mean I was, he was unaware somewhere near Diego Garcia. Nasty phone calls. It took me nearly six months to get the school to fix their error and get these horrible people off our backs.

That university would not issue your degree unless you were fully paid. Maybe the student loan people should do that.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

BTW, for those who do not already know, Gerard Vanderleun of American Digest had a heart attack and had to have a stent put in. He is still in the hospital, but expected to be home in a couple of days and back to blogging soon after. Little Miss Attila has the details posted here.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Does anyone else think if he starts doing this, he should be impeached and/or dragged out of the WH? This is totalitarian rule, if you ask me.

Obama says he’ll be taking ‘executive actions’ without Congress on ‘regular basis’ to ‘heal the economy’

Jack is Back!

Last night's game proves that LaRussa is not the genius manager he has been made out to be. Love the "blame it on the dugout phone" excuse. And does anyone here get confused when they hear the name Motte and Lynn as to which one is which? And why put men on base so you can pitch to the Ranger's hottest hitter in Napoli? So many questions and so few buses.

pagar

DOT, I had finished my 1st tour long before Tet and returned for my 2nd about a year after it occurred. It seemed to me I could sense the damage done to the VC.

I've always ranked John Kerry far above Jane Fonda in their betrayal of America because of the violation of the oaths John Kerry took to defend our nation.
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Sara, I totally agree with your 03:55AM post!

rse

On last night's Vietnam discussion, I have no use for McNamara. Rusk always struck me as a very nice, naive man. My college eating house was named for him and he used to come and drink beer and chat. If you remember Jim, he and his wife refused to live in the mansion UGA bought for them. Looking back now on his work when I was in law school, he was probably always an internationalist in the way David Rockefeller admired. I also found it odd during the Carter years that the State Dept still consulted him as the expert on Asia. In those precell phone days when he was traveling by car aides would take the time he left and where he was going and send the relevant state patrol out looking for his car to tell him who to call. I honestly have a hard time seeing him forcefully standing up to anyone.

Jim & DOT-Your feelings of Vietnam are how I feel about A'stan especially after hearing the 2nd Battalion lost 3 in the last few weeks-one of whom was 20. And my son's friend who Janet so generously sends packages to knew the Marine killed from the ATL area last week.

narciso

My late Philly friend, who passed away, around
this month, last year, served in the Air Force, in the early part of the war.
officially out of Tachikawa AFB, but his TDY
was often Tan Son Nhut. He agreed about Tet,
but he found it beside the point, in a similar
way to the way some have come to see their
experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, which the very foolish statements of Karzai would
have reminded him, and it colored his view
on life,

Clarice

JMH!!! Wow, I am so proud of you but not the least surprised. You are such a thoughtful and compelling writer!!

Janet

Fitting for the Vietnam discussion...
Oct. 25, 1415 The Battle of Agincourt
We Band of Brothers....

sbw

"Obama says he'll take 'executive actions'"

The legal actions, like clearing out the regulatory cobwebs, are unlikely.

Porchlight

Congratulations, JMH, on your fine work. To have VDH even read one's submission would be an honor, let alone to choose it as one of three winners!

narciso

Congratulations, JM, it is indeed a worthy honor, to be recognized by the likes of Victor
Davis Hanson,

Janet

Wow JM Hanes congratulations!!! Very cool.

centralcal

Add my congratulations to all the above kudos, JHM! How wonderful.

centralcal

Forgot to say I also loved Cain's naughty-little-boy smile at the end. Charming.

I did too. Whatever the intended point of the Ad was, it sure got everyone talking about it in comment sections around the net.

narciso

Holbrooke was Carter's point person in Asia,
and didn't he get into the Foreign Service,
in part because of Rusk's son,

Porchlight

You will all be relieved to know that the OWS standoff with the drummers in the group has been temporarily resolved. The crisis was averted with mediation/negotiation and the drummers have agreed to only drum between 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm.

Leadership is still worried, though, that the drummers won't abide by the new agreement, and that eviction from Zuccotti Park looms:

http://nplusonemag.com/monday-night-urgent-ows-message

(No, I'm not making this up!)

Jane

I dunno JMH, I know how much you admire VDH, but I really see you as someone in the same league.

Nice job.

narciso

The Judean People's Front and the People's Front of Judea, have calmly resolved their
differences. lol.

Jack is Back!

Heh!

Daily Telly has article taking Rush to task for treating LRA as a counter force to Rad Islamists in Sudan. Based on letter young girl from Ugaunda wrote Rush about her kidnaping, torture and ordeal under LRA. Sitting with iPad and can't link.

rse

Just read it JMH. I would add that one way to see Ayers and Dohrn's work has been to use the schools, universities, and colleges to teach that radical democracy is in fact an existential good. To in fact make education about doing everything to achieve it and relying on the typical students' and teachers' and professors' lack of knowledge of history or economics and naivete or envy to ensure that only a few ever see the likely results of the policies being advocated and pursued.

Democracy has been the slogan of many pursuits of tyranny and the subordination of the individual.

Please tell VDH is your note how much his work serves as a clarion call with illumination into foreseeable consequences for those of us in the trenches. I genuinely believe that history has been gutted as the discipline we remember largely to stop the insights of "I know where this is going BECAUSE I know my history".

sbw

JMH, you can also tell VDH that we appreciate the opportunity to run his columns in the Rome Sentinel.

But you don't have to. :-)

sbw

Heh.

You can also tell VDH that he won my contest. Where do I send him MY book?

;-)

narciso

Yes Kony's clique are a bunch of barbarians,
and Yuseveni has been a 'pretty good egg' about as much as Chad's leader was before we threw him to the wolves, but that is missing the point entirely, when Al Shahaab is the big problem, and it's in the other direction.

Wash, rinse,and repeat:

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/25/back-to-school-duncan-says-kids-get-too-much-vacation-video/

centralcal

I see that today's "Morning Jolt" by Jim Geraghty at NRO links this TM blog post. This comment thread is already pretty hefty (aprox. 450) so maybe a new thread is on the horizon?

DebinNC

Kudos, JMH! VDH's seal of approval is the ultimate imo.
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Please, I beg y'all, do not read this if you hate irony or don't want to lol.

centralcal

Perfect target for the blue ice, wasn't it Deb?

Porchlight

Wow, Deb, you really can't make this stuff up. If you put that in a book or movie, no one would believe it.

henry

RSE, on the radio this morning two Muskego elementary school teachers just won a grant from the national teachers union to develop an "activism curriculum" for first and second graders. We need to recall some school boards around here.

narciso

That is what we call 'metaphor made real' I mean going to Nevada collecting tribute, from
the Nobles to drop a denarius or two in the Plebes's pocket.

Clarice

About the Cain ad--remember on little money and a small staff he has figured out how to keep his name in lights. The ad says,"We are not part of the nanny state."

Jane

So I turn on Morning Joe about 6:30 this morning and all 36 rabid moonbats are frothing at the mouth because they have decided Perry is a birther. (I'm sorry I saw those remarks and nothing in that indicated he was the least bit of a birther.) But the funniest part was their outrage over asking for Obama's grades. (Perry is a grader) I just kept wondering, what is MSNBC hiding. No one would react that way unless they had something to hide.

GMAX

Just wanted to say, there is no joy in Budville, the mighty Pujols has struck out.

NINE ROWS from the screen behind home plate!!!!

Former Owner Tom Hicks had two row closer seats than. Rookie Cowboy Tyrone Smith in my section as was Hall of Famer Joe Torre.

NA - PO - LI
NA - PO - LI
NA - PO - LI
NA - PO - LI

henry

Gmax, glad you had fun. Beware of premature gloating. : )

GMAX

Well I do have to ask why the smartest manager in baseball (I know this because FOX SPORTS talking heads said so ) sends Craig on a steal with Pujols at the plate? He is thrown out, and they promptly intentionally walk Pujols to get the whipping boy Holliday. Did Holliday have a bad night or what?

rse

henry-

That's what is called "engaged" learning. 10 to 1 it will involve environmental advocacy so the response from emotion will be habituated. Writing the advocacy letter as a group project covers language arts and the enviro aspect makes it science. Lobbying enviro matters by letter to a relevant civic institution or public officials makes it social studies. Isn't this interdisciplinary approach so much more RELEVANT? Tackling Real World Problems? We want this generation to see the need for Transformative Change.

And if they have a problem we want to train them to petition the government for redress.

I read this stuff sometimes and feel shaken and stirred, turned on my head, and spun around by the sheer absurdity of it all. I think a part of it is there are simply large numbers of people now who cannot notice a logical flaw or factual inaccuracy in anything that makes into the print stage. It's in a text and written by someone with Credentials, it must be true.

GMAX

Henry honestly, we won the third game and it takes four. But no redbirds supporter is going to tell me how to celebrate. We beat the smartest manager in baseball, on what had to be one of his worst nights ever.

You leave lefty reliever in to pitch to Nap?

I could go on and on.

CEOs are fired for far less in my opinion.

Hopefully he had a similar performance in game six...

DebinNC

The ad says, "We are not part of the nanny state.

That's what several hipper-than-I folks here got from it, but it doesn't "say" that. It fails the "if you have to explain a joke, it isn't funny" test imo, but it certainly provokes comment, both good and bad.
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Trying to read about the Muskego, WI teachers who got "activist" grants from their national union, I saw this at the mymuskegonow site:

"To pay off the retirement system debt, the schools used $1.2 million of fund balance and used $1.4 million of a federal jobs grant for personnel, which freed up money that could be used to pay off the debt."

So WI politicos are using fed "job money" to buttress unionized public ed pension plans?

Captain Hate

Isn't the Electoral College being destroyed by the stealth of having a state's total EC votes go to the winner of the national popular vote? California's elected morons just passed that law, and I am truly disheartened.

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of and is surely unconstitutional; not that we have a DOJ that's interested in that.

henry

Gmax, the Cards certainly gave your guys the game last night. The Rangers executed and accepted that gift. While taking 2 of 3 in Texas would have been nice, taking 1 doesn't suck.

RSE, thanks for plowing through all that credentialled mendacity. How do we undo the mess they created?

Clarice

It is a means of avoiding the normal rule for a constitutional amendment, but I am not sure the move--unwise as it is--is unconstitutional. Legal Insurrection has a good argument on this point --I think it was yesterday.

narciso

Orwell did not it intend it to be a 'how to' book, this is unknowledge, to prevent any incidence of crimethink, among the Outer Party members.

Appalled

Since I suspect the 99 percenters are starting to get mad because we are not talking about them, let me change the blog subject for a moment to honor our own local chapter, which has evicted the homeless from one of their favorite parks, and set up a growing little left-wing KOA.

I had walked over two weeks ago, during wet chilly weather, and seen a little dispirited bunch that did not impress. It looked like the mayor had decided to wait the group out, in the hopes that bad weather and uncomfortable sleeping conditions would drive the bunch out, before the taxpayers in the neighboring fashionable loft district would start to complain.

It didn't work that way. Atlanta is havng its usual stunning October, and camping does not seem so bad. (Plus, many of the campers are Georgia State students, and the regular dorms are a short walk away.) The campsite has grown pretty large. Naturally, the neighbors aren't happy.

So, the Mayor, using as a pretext the failure of the campers to get a permit for an inpromptu rap concert, is making moves to evict the occupiers. The police presence in downtown is pretty heavy today, and see the LUN on how things are going to progress.

Question to my fellow Atlanta residents -- do you think Mayor Reed will follow through on his promises to evict the occupiers?

GMAX

Henry

Left on Base 11 and 10

Both teams had plenty of opportunities to be the hero, but Mike Napoli ( castoff of the Angels unbelievably ) was the only one who took advantage of the opportunity.

henry

Deb, most school boards are filled with teachers union activists -- even in very R Muskego. Burlington is another local example with union negotiators on the board. They call daily meetings, then vote on whichever day the union turnout is higher than the taxpayer turnout.

jimmyk

I think those popular vote laws passed by states like California only kick in when enough states have passed them to make up a majority of the EC. I don't think it's unconstitutional, because there's nothing in the constitution requiring winner-take-all. In fact, Maine and Nebraska have some other system.

I suspect this will be hard to pull off, because if it starts to get close, people will take a hard look and realize that there are serious problems with a national popular vote. (What happens with a strong third party candidate? What happens if the popular vote is very close--a nationwide recount? And so on.)

Danube of Thought

A very pleasant -22 at Raz today.

jimmyk

Thinking more about the EC, how many states realistically are going to want to subordinate their voice to the rest of the country? The prospect of a lefty state like California casting its EC votes for a right-wing Republican candidate would be pretty amusing.

pagar

rse and all who care about our troops in Afghanistan,

bigpeace.com/myon/2011/10/24/army-medevac-policy-must-change-to-stop-unnecessary-casualties-in-afghanistan/

This is insane!

narciso

Beyond the singularity of parody:

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/25/busy-day-for-the-campaigner-in-chief-hitting-three-fundraisers/#comment-357337

Captain Hate

It is a means of avoiding the normal rule for a constitutional amendment, but I am not sure the move--unwise as it is--is unconstitutional. Legal Insurrection has a good argument on this point --I think it was yesterday.

You might be right on it being constitutional, on further reflection, and thanks for pointing out the LI discussion. I think as long as the small states don't buy into this garbage it in effect will work out in their favor. Unforeseen consequences bitchezz.

narciso

If they didn't have double standards, they would have none at all;

http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2011/10/25/obama-doj-proposes-lying-hiding-information-from-foia-requests/

Danube of Thought

Congratulations, JMJH. You are indeed unique.

Gmax, no one enjoys seeing LaRussa disgraced more than I do, but according to Buck and McCarver the steal attempt was actually a hit-and-run play that Pujols had put on from the batter's box. Unfortunately the pitch was so high Pujols couldn't even swing. And by now I assume you've heard LaRussa's explanation for the pitching moves, which is a real howler. Seems the dog ate his homework.

Appalled

Great moments in Occupy Atlanta. (This is from the LUN.) Context is a news conference by the unusually ticked-off Mayor yesterday afternoon, which included heckling by Occupy Atlanta leaders:

The mayor described a Saturday which had drawn 600 hip-hop fans to the downtown park. That when his communications director and chief of staff had gone to the park to announce that the permit for the concert had been revoked, they were shouted down, and required police protection.

“That’s not true. That’s a lie. That’s a lie,” said Beasley.

“They were never in danger,” Franzen protested.

“Run the video, please,” the mayor said. And after a little fumbling, a large TV screen at Reed’s right hand began showing local news video of the Saturday confrontation.

Franzen appeared in a frame. “We do whatever we want,” he said.

“Y’all here that?” the mayor asked reporters.

“There’s a context to that,” a defensive, real-life Franzen declared.

narciso

He's quite a standup comedian, shirley he can't be serious:


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/25/us-usa-campaign-obama-fundraising-idUSTRE79O0IV20111025?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=true

MayBee

JMH! JMH! JMH!

Sue

DoT,

The first interview with Craig after the game, he said the 3rd base coach gave him the signal. Then Pujols wouldn't say if it was him or not. I don't know and don't care. I'm just glad it happened and Napoli gunned him down. The bull pen excuse is ridiculous.

Nap-O-li.

Captain Hate

Congrats JMH

Ranger

The popular vote project is total foolishness on mulitiple levels. Any time you mess with the constitutional structures you are courting disaster in the form of unforeseen consiquences. I've come to the conclution that one of the reasons the Federal Government was able to amass such massive power and size was the decision to popularly elect senators. That removed one of the primary functions of the US Senate, which was to be the voice of state governments in the federal legislative process.

Establising a system of popular election for president has the potential for even more dire consequences.

MayBee

Yeah, California now has a popular vote law, which I don't find very sporting at all.

Captain Hate

Is there any doubt about who our enemies are? http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/25/hollywood-moonbat-of-the-day-actor-comedian-orlando-jones-tells-liberal-they-should-kill-sarah-palin/

Sue

Biden complaining to the Senate press gallery because Mattera got him to say something stupid. ::grin::

Ranger

BTW, can we stop refering to these things as "Occupy" movements, and start calling them what they are... Obamavilles.

narciso

And he was showing signs of improvement endorsing Turner, then that last particle of brain, was consumed by the slug;


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/24/ed-koch-disproves-darwinism/

Threadkiller

Jane, MSNBC's motives are obvious to me. I have pointed out for as long as I have been posting here that the liberals bring up the Birth Certificate.

Prominent conservatives never raise this issue, never. Even the most famous "birther", Trump, was asked about the Cert. He did not start the conversation.

The birther accusations seem to always come out of thin air when other revelations are gain traction.

The Justia incident will be getting much worse today. Donofrio allowed Justia and it's supporters to initiate a defense that now has them trapped.

Yesterday morning Justia blocked their entire site from being accessed by the Wayback Machine. Now know one can see the evolution on the disappearing/repapering text from 2006 to present.

Then CNET did an interview with Justia founder Tim Stanley.

"There's just one problem with the flurry of speculation: it doesn't appear to be true. Justia's chief executive, Tim Stanley, told CNET today that some citations were mangled because of a programmer's error, not an effort to rewrite history.


It turns out, according to Mountain View, Calif.-based Justia, that the blame can be laid on a poorly-crafted regular expression. In computer science terms, regular expressions (often abbreviated as "regex") are used for complicated forms of text matching and substitution. They rank among the highest forms of programming arcana, primarily because of their flexibility, but are also some of the most prone to bugs.

In this case, Stanley said, what happened is that Justia's programmers typed in ".*" (which matches any character) when creating a regex. It's now an "\s" (which matches only spaces)."


http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20124882-281/was-legal-site-rewrite-a-liberal-plot-not-quite/

Well that is just fine and dandy, except for one little problem.

Donofrio left out something in his initial story. He posted the 2006 Justia screenshots of SCOTUS cases reprinted in their entirety. Then he posted the 2008 screenshots that had missing text, citations, and page numbers.

The defense is that in 2006 Justia did not have "hyperlinks" embedded in the text of any of the cases. By 2008 they had completed the conversion so you could now hyperlink from one case to another. In that time period, careless programmers may have cut and paste improperly. Human error they claim.

It turns out Donofrio has screenshots from early 2008 and surprise, surprise, they have functioning hyperlinks with all the text intact. Oops.

So here is the timeline.
2006:complete cases that reference Minor v, but no hyperlinks

2008(early):complete cases that reference Minor v, with functioning hyperlinks

2008(mid-year):incomplete case with missing references, page numbers, and whole paragraphs, with missing or non-functioning hyperlinks.

It is no wonder Tim Stanley blocked his entire site, before he issued his erroneous statement.

Equally, it is no wonder the press wants to create a new birther distraction.

Captain Hate

If Bite-me only was quoted when he said something smart, would we even know we had a Vice President?

Threadkiller

Congratulations JMH!

DoT, I believe I have your email. I am up against some very long days. I will check when I get home this evening.

Melinda Romanoff

TK-

CNet is owned by CBS, FYI.

Threadkiller

I did not know that, Mel.

Melinda Romanoff

JMH-

I really want to read your winning essay. Congratulations on your win, what a rare treat.

Earnings data coming out of a fire hose lately. Very busy.

Melinda Romanoff

TK-

I know it solely because I thought it a weird pick up, at the time.

GMAX

Buck and McCarver as the source of knowledge? WHOA. Those are the guys who told me about the smartest manager in baseball, who got depantsed by Wash.

rse

On the school board question above, the elections are usually held at odd times other than general elections to make sure mostly activists vote. It is school board members from all over who first asked me to write up what I explained for the benefit of others. Also in my experience as soon as a board actually obtains a conservative or even a thinking, non-NEA collaboration board majority, the accrediting agency steps in to limit extent of genuine reform. Makes it a basis of dysfunctionality and potential loss of accreditation that majority cannot reach a consensus with minority. Only works one way. The accrediting agencies are subs of cos selling goods and services to systems. Quite a racket.

I sent one Board member being threatened by AdVanced's SACS a primer on the Delphi Technique after SACS insisted on counseling to avoid losing accreditation. Turns the manipulation upside down to see it coming.

Barbara
Army MEDEVAC Policy Must Change to Stop Unnecessary Casualties in Afghanistan

As mentioned, the US Air Force, Marines, and British all fly without the red crosses, and nothing precludes the US Army—in this helicopter-deprived war—from removing its crosses. In the event that we go to war with a more reasonable country, such as Canada, we can repaint the crosses, though there is no obligation.

Pagar,

Thank you for this article (LUN). I will send it out to all.

When I read something like this, I wonder what infantile desk jockey thought up a policy that so endangers the lives of our soldiers. Do they even care?! Sometimes I feel like I'm back in the 1960s, only this time it's our children whose lives are on the line.

And, BTW, why is this a "...helicopter-deprived war?" I suppose that Obama can't figure out how to create some "shovel ready" jobs to build military helicopters for this theater in a war that he claims to support.

Ranger

And, BTW, why is this a "...helicopter-deprived war?"

Weather and terrain.

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