Judge Dread

So what have we learned about Alito so far? According to the Washington Post he did join the ROTC, but it was to avoid serving in Viet Nam. In other words, at best he is a chicken-hawk wanna-be. The record of Scalito, as he is called, raises some serious questions about whether we want this guy deciding the law of the land.

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Harriet Miers Between the Lines

As you may have heard, Miers has withdrawn her nomination. I thought I had better write something today since by tomorrow half the rest of Bush's aides may be indicted and Miers will be old news very quickly.

Many republicans questioned the sanity of this nomination which probably meant it was doomed anyway, but Miers made this excuse for her withdrawal:

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Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

It's always interesting to see a survey like this. Someone, somewhere has come up with a test, which once scored, assigns to you a science fiction or fantasy character that matches your personality. The only problems are: The test is hardly scientific; and you have no clue ahead of time to which of the many science fiction or fantasy stories the test will refer. It turns out to be a short list.

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Florida Tourists Warned But They Aren't Likely Targets

According to several sources including the Washington Post tourists to Florida are being warned not to offend Florida residents because a new law on the books, as of October, makes it easier to claim self-defense in a shooting. Residents can even apply the same criteria to shooting someone in their car as they would to someone invading their home - a change intended to thwart car jackers.

Will Apple go to the blogs?

Giles Turnbull on weblogs.oreilly.com
There's something that Microsoft is doing much better than Apple. Not only doing it better, but improving with each and every day that goes by. It is a cutting-edge activity for large corporations, something that few businesses today have even tried, let alone got right. But Microsoft has got it right and is reaping the benefits.

What is this mysterious activity I'm talking about?

Opening up.