Wednesday, July 06, 2005

blah blah blog

I meant to go for a long walk, but now I have a bad case of blogache. Why do blogs gives me the illusion that I have something important* to say? And what it so compelling about arguing with strangers in half-inch spaces destined to be forgotten in 24 hours, armed only with a handful of links and shoddy HTML formatting?

Nonetheless, here goes:

U.S. vs. U.K.--Yes, it is possible to critique the U.S. without being anti-American. Are people really arguing about this? Huh.

London vs. Paris
--Olympics 2012 goes to London. Eat your heart out, Chirac.

pro-choice vs. pro-abortion--Hillary Clinton is my newest old hero. Balloon pirate and Daniel Hoffmann-Gill are close seconds.

reporters protecting sources vs. disclosure--Robert Novak is a bastard. That said, journalists have ethical imperatives to protect confidential sources.

And just for good measure, I'm against school vouchers too.

*n.b. I applaud you guys out there who discuss government, laws, wars, and ethics in blogs, even when you're criticized for being "too political." Being aware and concerned about what goes on in the world does matter, and it's a much better alternative than apathy.


Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Let's be careful about our invectives, Jessica. Mister and Mrs Novak were indeed married at the time of Robert's birth. At the risk of putting words in your mouth, I believe what you meant was that Novak is a Chickenshit Chickenhawk.

By the way, did you know that Novak backed out of a debate at UC-SB less than two weeks before it was to happen? It was supposed to be on May 25, with Eric Alterman, on the topic: "The American News Media—Liberal or Conservative Bias?"

He really does stand for everything that's wrong with political reporting and commentary.


1:11 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I didn't know that. Yet another reason to be cynical.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Don't be cynical. Be resolved.


3:32 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

I just wrote to say I totally agree with your comment- 'London vs. Paris--Olympics 2012 goes to London'. "Eat your heart out, Chirac." I was thinking if enough people out there feel the same way, maybe he will...take care, Priorities/Lee

9:04 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

When you gonna's get some links up Jessica so we can swap?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Now is a good time.

7:26 PM  

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