Friday, June 29, 2007

Couple of things

- For you wonky types, here's a link to Sam Nunn giving a speech on preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

- I don't disagree with Claude Miller, and wasn't Ed Page's letter focusing overwhelmingly on the fiscal reasons why alcohol sales would be a good thing? I don't remember too much morality talk in there (not that that's a problem either seeing how he can voice his opinion on whatever he wants to).

- This appears to not really be a charter school and something quite different actually. Something which focuses on developing the workforce and expanding vocational education seems, to me, to be a good idea.

- The more John Edwards participates in Democratic debates, the more folks get turned off by him. It's rare that I've seen someone slip in the polls after a debate, but he's done that consistently over the last month. And I'll say he was awful during the CNN one about a month or so ago. Tondee's Tavern has a brief wrapup on last night's forum moderated by Tavis Smiley.

- I'll be honest, I'm not sure what to make of the Supreme Court's ruling on diversity standards yesterday. I'm not a fan of using racial quotas to achieve racial diversity, but then again it seems the Roberts Court went kinda far and proceeded to overturn decades of judicial precedent in order to make sure that a suburban white mother wouldn't have to drive a little ways for her son's education. The ruling seems to be somewhat designed for her convenience rather than, you know, constitutional obligations.

- Well, Al Horford and Acie Law is about as good as a draft as the Hawks have had in a while. It actually appeared there was some thought put into this one, unlike previous drafts.

- Absolutely wow.


Blogger hillary said...

Wait, I thought you liked charter schools (in principle, anyway, not so much in practice where they end up being white enclaves).

8:34 AM  
Blogger Jmac said...

I'm OK with charter schools, preferring magnet schools instead. Was I not clear? I didn't mean to imply I was 'anti-charter school' or anything.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Xon said...

The ruling seems to be somewhat designed for her convenience rather than, you know, constitutional obligations.

What "constitutional obligations" are you referring to, pray tell? :-)

9:54 AM  
Blogger Mike-El said...

Edwards really stunk out the joint last night. He's so naturally unctuous that when he goes into pander mode, it's hard to watch. He's like a bad Bill Clinton cover band.

If a Dem ends up winning, I hope they'll consider Joe Biden for Secretary of State. I'll never be sold on him as a person (going back to the plagiarism thing during the 1984 campaign) but he always comes up with a couple of "Hell yeah!" moments during these debates when it comes to foreign policy.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Mike-El said...

Oops, 1988 campaign. My bad.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Stanicek said...

So JMac are you now officially a NBA fan? Cuz if so we might have to get you in some sort of camp or class that beats and guilts that fandom out of you patterned after those fanatical Christian camps that try and shame the homosexuality out of people.

2:41 PM  

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