February 12, 2004

Required Reading

I'm sick of the John Kerry scandal. Fox News hasn't even broken the story yet, and I already wish they'd move on. (I know that's not fair. I just felt like writing that sentence.)

Anyhoo, if you're in the mood for something serious, here is your required reading for Friday. Remembrance of Future Past by Cara Remal.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at February 12, 2004 08:48 PM
Comments

Same as always, count on the future generations to fix the problem...

(BTW, its my biggest beef with nuclear power)

Still, the logic made sense then, it makes even more sense now. Its us or them.

Posted by: FH at February 12, 2004 08:57 PM

Although I'll be pleasantly surprised if it lasts into Friday day -- woo-hoo, we're talking about that 24-hour-a-day-news-cycle-congrats-all -- , and even more so over the weekend, given the use by those sternly ethical, anti-Republican, European newspapers -- I'm happy to witness a stern -- in context -- "fuck you" to Drudge by reputable US news sources that lasts at least a day or two. Gee, maybe he should have his stories checked? How crazy!

And, of course, once again we're back to that crucial story: should politicians have extra-marital sex? No, of course not, and let's not go for the unclear allegations against Bush Senior, or LBJ, either!

As I write, I'm watching the Simpsons clip show, and yet, on the Internet, I'm watching the same thing. D'oh!

Posted by: Gary Farber at February 12, 2004 09:13 PM

You know, I still think character counts. It says something about your loyalty to your family and your on-the-job ethics when you cheat on your wife with an employee. Oh well. Of course, accusations like this, true or not, develop a momentum of their own, and that's not fair on the accused.

If there's anything so far that I can say I like, it's that the media is taking it nice and slow. Like it or not, I'm sure we'll hear all about this soon enough. That's depressing, because I'd rather talk about Sen. Kerry's national security weirdness than how well he adheres to the employee handbook.

Posted by: Rob at February 13, 2004 05:36 AM

Thanks for the link to Cara's post.

Do you have any thoughts about why the left predicted a nuclear doomsday during the Cold War, but generally refuses to acknowledge that the present danger of nuclear attack is far higher?

Posted by: Fredrik Nyman at February 13, 2004 06:48 AM

Don't be absurd; the Left is constantly screaming about Bush's idiotic failure to take even the most basic steps to keep Russian, North Korean, or Pakistani weapons out of terrorist hands.

I figure the Right sees it as win-win. Either we don't get nuked (win!) or we do get nuked and they can use it as a reason why we need to keep them, the putatively "tougher" group, in power (win!).

Posted by: Kimmitt at February 13, 2004 11:53 PM

Playing online blackjack
is better than playing it in the casino. Of course thats my opinion.

Posted by: blackjack at February 25, 2004 01:35 PM

This is a test of using "<" and "i" and ">" to try to get italics

Followed by slash i "/i" in arrow brackets to end the italics. I hope it works.

Posted by: Tom Grey at February 26, 2004 05:38 AM



Testimonials

"I'm flattered such an excellent writer links to my stuff"
Johann Hari
Author of God Save the Queen?

"Terrific"
Andrew Sullivan
Author of Virtually Normal

"Brisk, bracing, sharp and thoughtful"
James Lileks
Author of The Gallery of Regrettable Food

"A hard-headed liberal who thinks and writes superbly"
Roger L. Simon
Author of Director's Cut

"Lively, vivid, and smart"
James Howard Kunstler
Author of The Geography of Nowhere


Contact Me

Send email to michaeltotten001 at gmail dot com


News Feeds




toysforiraq.gif



Link to Michael J. Totten with the logo button

totten_button.jpg


Tip Jar





Essays

Terror and Liberalism
Paul Berman, The American Prospect

The Men Who Would Be Orwell
Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Observer

Looking the World in the Eye
Robert D. Kaplan, The Atlantic Monthly

In the Eigth Circle of Thieves
E.L. Doctorow, The Nation

Against Rationalization
Christopher Hitchens, The Nation

The Wall
Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic

Jihad Versus McWorld
Benjamin Barber, The Atlantic Monthly

The Sunshine Warrior
Bill Keller, The New York Times Magazine

Power and Weakness
Robert Kagan, Policy Review

The Coming Anarchy
Robert D. Kaplan, The Atlantic Monthly

England Your England
George Orwell, The Lion and the Unicorn