URLs du Jour


  • At Phi Beta Cons, David French recounts the case of two Georgia Tech students who sought to reverse unconstitutional policies at their school. For their trouble, they were reviled by the university, some of their fellow students, and much of the press.

    Good news: they finally won—because, as with most public universities, Georgia Tech's policies really were blatantly unconstitutional. And Georgia Tech will not only need to rescind those policies, they will wind up paying a hefty amount in fees.

    Hopefully, more schools, including (say) the University Near Here, will pay attention and fix things before they're dragged into court for additional embarrassment and expense.

  • Michelle, ma belle, notes disparate press treatment of the physical training regimen of the current president and the next one. Basically, as she summarizes, the story is:
    Fit Republican president = Selfish, indulgent, creepy fascist.

    Fit Democratic president = Disciplined, health-conscious Adonis role model.

    In today's Googled and blogged world, I think these comparisons are going to be pretty easy to make.

  • One should never miss the Dave Barry Year in Review. And he also has comments on our impartial press. For example, recalling the January Iowa caucuses:
    On the Democratic side, the surprise winner is Barack Obama, who is running for president on a long and impressive record of running for president. A mesmerizing speaker, Obama electrifies voters with his exciting new ideas for change, although people have trouble remembering exactly what these ideas were because they were so darned mesmerized. Some people become so excited that they actually pass out. These are members of the press corps.

  • And something's afoot in North Hampton:
    If you look closer, it's easy to trace
    The tracks of my deer
    This is the last pun we'll report at Pun Salad this year, unless we see another one in the next couple days.