Saturday, July 17, 2010

HOT5 Daily 7/17/2010

1. "Pakistan, More Time Bomb than Ally" Exactly. 

Representative Sample: Will we wake up and disentangle ourselves in time? Our strategic relationship with Islamabad is deemed necessary because of the logistical pipeline that flows through Pakistan (hint: smaller footprint makes Pakistan less valuable) but it is analogous to the guy who remains married to his wife who is a habitually violent, bipolar, crack addict because she stays home and watches the kids.

2. "Pigs Fly: ACLU Defends Gun Rights" Hopefully this will be the start of a new trend. 

Representative Sample: In what may be the first time, the ACLU says, it is advocating on behalf of a gun owner to get his weapons back. And they’re doing so free of charge.

3. "Liberal debating styles on the interwebz" Some good examples of common tactics.  

Representative Sample: I've been around the Intertubez for a while, and I've noticed some trends from the leftist side of the house. Those unable to construct an argument will invariably use one of the below techniques, mostly involving ad hominems and well-beaten strawmen.

4. "Online Life Is Real Life" Interesting perspective. 

Representative Sample:  are these virtual experiences and venues any less valid or effective than those that happen in person? Look at all that we accomplish through virtual avenues: raising funds and awareness for global causes; connecting people who can change the world from thousands of miles away; spreading knowledge and ideas to those who may not have access to them otherwise; and, on a personal note, helping people like me learn how to see the world and my place in it in a totally new way. The online world brings change, freedom, and so much more.

5. "The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense" Impressive work.

Representative Sample: It's a graphic.

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