Tag Archives: Grump

New Orleans: The Big Incompetent

Road Home Program Took a Wrong Turn in Mid-City Restorations Sometimes it seems as though “Brownie” and “official” New Orleans deserved each other — why does Ray Nagin still have a job? This from the excellent monthly newsletter of the National H… Continue reading

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A Right Not to be Framed?

from the editorial page of the Washington Post –Monday, November 2, 2009 “THERE IS NO Freestanding Constitutional ‘Right Not To Be Framed.’ ” So states a brief filed by Iowa prosecutors hoping to persuade the Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit ag… Continue reading

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Potemkin Climate Change Adaptation

So Shankar Vedantam has it right in this article from the Washington Post, 17 May 2008. — read the excerpt below, or the whole story with illustrations at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051603612.html?hpid=… Continue reading

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New Spam: Carbon Credits

[Guess it would be just tooo pollyannish to say it’s proof that key environmental messages are now being “mainstreamed.”] To: Continue reading

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When is SPAM a New Year’s Card?

Check this out — I was about to delete this SPAM, and then I discovered it’s a message from a major program manager at CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL — guess the old categories don’t hold up any more. . . . I’m getting a headache thinking about it… Continue reading

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Web Semantics 3.0 for Web Users 0.9

This message started as an e-mail to Twine.com, a (still-in-restricted-beta Web 3.0 application) about a personal wish list for improved management of web information resources. 1) Why am I writing this as an e-mail? That certainly seems awfully W… Continue reading

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Whatever you say, don’t use the “L” word. . .

[Stimulated by a holiday card from the Center for American Progress. . . ] Every once in a while you realize how contaminated the “L” word really is. Scratch a so-called “Progressive” deeply enough (you’ll have to ask MuKacy exactly how deeply, bu… Continue reading

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