… just to babble in the back room:
I got paper mail from the "Domain Registry of America" urging me
to send them money for domain renewal services. Looks very much
like a bill. (Amusingly, it was addressed to "NONE PAUL SAND",
based a bit too literally on punsalad.com's whois data.)
The Wikipedia page for "Domain Registry of America" shows the company is hovering on the edge of illegality, and has been doing so for many years, so if you get a similar notice… well, as one guy put it: that's why they make shredders.
Our periodic look at
presidential candidate phoniness is restricted to the current
campaign, but Ed Morrissey has retrospective
phoniness from four years back, as then-candidate Joe Biden
threw some red meat to Iowa progressives:
And I want to make it clear, and I'll make it clear to the President: that if he takes this nation to war in Iran, without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him.But (as we've said before): that was then, this is now. Ed points out not only the phoniness, but also more than a bit of stupidity: Biden, being a Senator at the time, had no input into even a theoretical impeachment, that being the responsibility of the House.
At Language Log, Mark Liberman puzzles over
the utterances of Diane Sawyer on ABC World News last night:
And it is hard to imagineBut that Sarah Palin sure is stupid, isn't she?
or to underestimate or overestimate
what it took in those heart-pounding moments when the pilots had to eject
the incredible velocity of that
(Free verse formatting supplied by Liberman.)