Happy St. Patrick's Day! Not that any of the below has anything to do with that.
- Even though Ann Coulter goes over the line sometimes (if you need convincing, see SpinSanity), she is without peer at exposing liberal ideological fetishes that run smack into reality. And today she's in fine form pointing out the utter insanity that allowed a 5-foot grandma deputy to escort a 200-pound former linebacker with a history of violence, with eminently forseeable and horrendous results. It's a classic that goes along with her 2002 column about airport searches that, no, must not, never give the appearance of racial profiling.
- At Tech Central Station, Sandy Szwarc takes down the food nannies at the Des Moines Register.
Lileks makes the following aside today:
[I] encountered one of those brand-name sites I don't visit much because the proprietor has nothing to say and no particular skill at saying it. He referred to that "filthy Wolfowitz."
He abstains from providing a name or a link, but I got it in one guess. Not sure whether to be proud or ashamed of myself.
- Living up to its motto ("News for Nerds. Stuff that matters."), Slashdot points out that the Unix ticker will hit 1111111111 seconds since the Epoch (00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970) at 8:52:31 this evening (EST). I'm not quite sure how I'll celebrate.