Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Robert Bork is dead at 85. To the extent that Ted Kennedy was ever worthy of any respect after he left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in his car, he forfeited all of it with his ugly, vicious defamation of Robert Bork during Bork's confirmation hearings in 1987. The verb "to bork" is a legacy of Kennedy's that continues to haunt the nation a quarter of a century later.
Posted by stan at 9:31 AM
Monday, December 10, 2012
I happened to notice his name in the box score under technicals. What?! So a little googling and this blog post came up. It seems that Steph is really becoming a star.
Coming into this week, Curry had a grand total of one technical foul in his career. Just one. It came so inconspicuously that I can’t find a single reference to it anywhere, other than that it happened. Personally, I can’t remember it either. This one against the Nets was memorable. After going down off a hard screen, Steph was visibly upset with the referees, not only picking up the technical, but also having to be held back before getting a second one. He was more visibly angry than I’ve ever seen him, and he made sure the referee knew it.
As a fan of the Warriors, I’m not a fan of Warrior technical fouls, as a general rule. But I didn’t mind this one. There were clearly points in the first half where he hadn’t gotten calls, and he began the second half not getting them, as well. The Warriors trailed at the time, and from that point on, they really controlled the game.
Posted by stan at 4:40 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Neo writes of the viciousness with which liberals hate and the connection to Obama. I would note that it is the hatred which binds liberals and all the disparate special interests together in the Democratic party. They have little in common, other than a love of government, and often find that they are in direct conflict. The glue is the viciousness with which they hate their chosen enemy.
Now that the election is over, and Mitt Romney has retired to private life, I’ve noticed that many of the newest articles about him in the MSM and posts about him in the blogosphere seem to engender a host of incredibly vicious personal comments from the sore winners on the left.
the hatefest goes on. Much of it is just an example of the free-floating rage on the left, a relic of the extreme Bush Derangement Syndrome in which they macerated for eight long years. But there wasn’t a similar post-election rage at John McCain. Why?
I think it’s because Obama sets the tone and the rest follow. Obama’s campaign against McCain was neither especially vicious nor especially personal. But Obama’s fight against Romney was almost entirely that, and relentless too. The focus was class warfare (one of Obama’s favorites) and attacks on Romney as a person, and the minions picked up on the “rich white guy out to exploit the people” meme and ran with it. They are still running, hard and fast.
The most frightening thing to me is that many people seem to have internalized the hate. They cannot turn it off. It is not a thoughtful reaction, but instead a reflex. It demonstrates the power of the media in relentlessly teaching the Obama followers their talking points. Now that the talking points have been internalized, [they] are apparently not easy to exorcise.
there was gratuitous, vicious hatred, a kind of group festival of contempt for him.
Posted by stan at 11:58 AM