The Big Think

June 29, 2010

Portal 2

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 4:25 pm


Ramming Speed

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 11:03 am

Bill Whittle on modern progressivism. Worth a watch.

Some of my more left-leaning friends have derided Whittle for his occasionally snarky tone and “beady eyes”. Yes, he does say a few snarky things in this piece, and I wish he’d moderate them a bit so as not to drive his intelligent opposition into not listening. As far as the “beady eyes” thing goes… that sort of thing has always seemed like an insubstantial reason to refuse to listen to someone.

I’d encourage a watch. It’s worth the 15 minutes.

Blind Eye

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 8:28 am

On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the Justice Department brought a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and those armed thugs. I and other Justice attorneys diligently pursued the case and obtained an entry of default after the defendants ignored the charges. Before a final judgment could be entered in May 2009, our superiors ordered us to dismiss the case.

The New Black Panther case was the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law I saw in my Justice Department career. Because of the corrupt nature of the dismissal, statements falsely characterizing the case and, most of all, indefensible orders for the career attorneys not to comply with lawful subpoenas investigating the dismissal, this month I resigned my position as a Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney…Attorneys who brought the case are under subpoena to testify, but the department ordered us to ignore the subpoena, lawlessly placing us in an unacceptable legal limbo.

Read the whole article here. This disturbs me quite a bit.

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