Archive for March 29th, 2006

David Brooks, today on McLehrer, summed up nicely what the election means: If the Democrats want to recover from this, they’re going to have to look themselves in the mirror every morning and repeat, “I am dumber than George Bush.” And Mark Shields, on the same show: The Democrats have to ask themselves, “Were we […]

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A website devoted entirely to ego-googling . mean mr . mustard is one awesome blog mean mr. mustard is just hilarious mean mr. mustard is a worm mean mr. mustard is cool mean mr. mustard is first out of the gate with news that donald rumsfeld unleashed a new weapon of mass destruction Well, I’m […]

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Over at The Angry Clam (the most traffic-heavy Berkeley blog AFAIK, even though Rory has since packed up and is currently going to law school at UCLA), there comes a standard trope of the left regarding the recent Republican victories (from the comments section): Finally, the seeds of some real protest movements have been sown […]

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From the M³ News Wire Democratic incumbent Gray Davis successfully defended his post as governor against Republican challenger Bill Simon yesterday, hailing it as “a triumph of evil!” in a speech before his supporters Tuesday night, marked by much cheering from the crowd, and a generous amount of maniacal supervillian-style laughter from the governor . […]

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Yes, I realize my bloggage has been down, but it is hard to maintain such a constant BQ (blog quotient) when you’re sick as a dog . So, you must realize that it’s pretty hard to focus on the inanities of Berkeley, the coming war with Iraq, the election and the various stupidities that slither […]

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So, the much ridiculed Berkeley city Measure O seems to have been roundly trounced at the polls, with about 70% percent of voters being against it . There is both good news and bad news to be found in this . First, the bad news: at least three out of ten Berkeley voters deserve to […]

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From a meeting of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn… “Shlomo, we’re wearing the same outfit! This is so embarrassing. From now on we have to coordinate these things better.”

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At one time, I thought about becoming a Rhetoric major here at Berkeley. That was when I thought that a modern college curriculum in rhetoric would be more in line with the more classical standards of the field: argumentation, logical analysis, etc. What I soon found upon taking several classes in the subject is that […]

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