August 24, 2007
Does the Internet Need Fixing? Sadly, Yes.
By Deborah Newell Tornello a.k.a. litbrit
How could I have missed this bit of lovely on Tuesday? Oh yeah, it was the first full-day of school. No matter--is it any less relevant today? Sadly, No.
Maybe Steve would post this again.
As former prosecutor Wendy Murphy said last night, if they were so convinced they were innocent, why are they not moving for a speedy trial.
They want this to go away. Having Evans speak was a mistake. Because while the Duke players have support in DC, the Evans are noted Bush supporters, the folks in Durham have issues with them and Duke. But their whole strategy is, like so many rich suburban parents, to make this disappear
As far as the private polygraph test goes, let's see the questions and answers.
The problem for these guys is no matter how hard they try to buy a door out of this, they aren't finding it. Calling the woman a liar has one effect, pissing off Crazy Nancy Grace.
Now, you can say what you want about her prosecutorial skills, legal ethics and Paul Bunyan-like personal story, but you also have to say this: she's no racist. And that's not a small thing. Because if she was, that show of hers would be a total nightmare. That victim has no better friend in the media than Crazy Nancy. Because everytime one of the defense lawyers or some junior assclown conservative from Duke goes on her show, they get eaten alive.
All of Bob Bennett's pull has been used to try to make this go away and Crazy Nancy keeps reminding people that these guys are well, accused of a crime and are not the victims here.
Nifong has more than we know, because he's under a ton of pressure to make this go away and instead he indicts a 3rd player. That's no small thing.
Posted by: Paul L. | Aug 24, 2007 2:18:54 PM
I miss that guy.
Posted by: stm177 | Aug 24, 2007 2:51:47 PM
would it be OT or inappropriate for me to mention that litbrit is teh hotnesss!1?/
Posted by: r@d@r | Aug 24, 2007 5:21:07 PM
I'm sorry -- I seem to have exhauseted my Megan rage for the time being. But, alas, she will post again and the bile will rise within me once more.
Posted by: klein's tiny left nut | Aug 24, 2007 10:01:01 PM
As predicted -- I went over to Sadly, No and read about Megan's latest entry opposing the morality of single payer. Is it possible that this woman is actually a sophomore in high school? If so she is a bit precocious -- if not she is a full blown idiot. An intellectual and moral pygmy.
Posted by: klein's tiny left nut | Aug 24, 2007 10:14:07 PM
Is it possible that this woman is actually a sophomore in high school?
KTLN, I was thinking junior high. I have a son in the ninth-grade who's far more tuned-in to reality.
Posted by: litbrit | Aug 24, 2007 10:31:57 PM
Ah, we share the ninth grade boy thing. God help us both. I'm a coward and stopped at one. Child that is. Even the 2 to 1 parent ratio seemed inadequate.
Megan does have a certain nasty 7th grade quality.
Posted by: Klein's tiny left nut | Aug 24, 2007 11:02:14 PM
What's your objection to Megan's post? Megan strikes me as a fairly careful thinker, and those who criticize her the most quickly generally fail to be so careful. In this case, she is arguing something that ought to be uncontroversial enough but that sounds like something controversial. She's arguing only that even if we have a duty to make sure people get needed health case, there's no sufficient moral argument for single-payer as the means. That ought to be obvious enough. The arguments for single-payer as the means to help those who need our help are practical, not moral. The moral question was assumed from the start, that we should help those who need it.
Posted by: Sanpete | Aug 24, 2007 11:18:32 PM
I don't think you are reading her careully. She seems to presume that a collective approach to this problem is not moral.
I object to her juvenile liberarianism and her utter lack of real world knowledge. It shines through in virtually everything she writes.
Posted by: Klein's tiny left nut | Aug 25, 2007 10:18:04 AM
Mr. Nut, she "seems to"? But she doesn't say that, or imply it. Here's her last sentence: "Arguments that we shouldn't let the worst off members of society die are not valid moral arguments for single payer. They are arguments in favor of giving health care to those who cannot afford it, a much more limited project." Again, it's what people mistakenly read into her argument, despite some explicit provisos, that make them upset. I suspect your broader characterization is no better founded. The pieces I've read from her are uniformly better than what people say they are.
Posted by: Sanpete | Aug 25, 2007 12:29:32 PM
Megan strikes me as a fairly careful thinker
Actually, that's actually what doesn't strike me about her. She's got teh mad rhetorical skillz, and she's obviously quite intelligent, but she has an acute case of Colbert-esque truthiness, except unlike SC, for whom it's a pose, MMc is apparently quite serious. If it sounds like it has the ring of truth, and follows a chain of logic, she presents it as obviously true, reality notwithstanding. Thus, health care will nevr work because old and sick people obviously don't deserve it, and the Southern Strategy was not racist, because economics obviously is separate from racism.
Bah. *Dogbert wave*
Posted by: jonathan | Aug 25, 2007 3:14:58 PM
Thus, health care will nevr work because old and sick people obviously don't deserve it
Not what she says here. Again, she is more careful than those who jump to criticize her.
Posted by: Sanpete | Aug 25, 2007 3:47:24 PM
I heard about SearchingMillionaire.com from Good Morning America. They said it's a great site to date a millionaire or gorgeous girl. I registered myself there to see how special it was. To my surprise, I found most photos were like movie stars after viewing several search pages.
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