Some Weekend Quickies

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell just got TOLD!

Thanks Max for the great piece on Dan Choi, a Lieutenant, Westpoint Graduate, and Arabic expert, who has been fired from the army for coming out on national television. He is choosing to fight it, and I hope he can become a poster child for why this law is ridiculous, outdated, and bleeding our country.

President Obama responded personally to a plea by Second Lieutenant Sandy Tsao to intervene in her removal from service in a heartfelt gesture that unfortunately contained no action. While an executive order from the President overturning established rule of law would be inexcusably bushy, that’s no excuse for inaction.

Obama–you’ve promised to do this and the time is now! There is no reason to sidestep the issue when 79% of Americans are in favor of open service! (as Zack Beauchamp’s great piece on DADT from the election claims.)


Nicholas Cage Movie: “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

I’ve been stopped from going home the way I usually do a few times this week by the shooting of a Nicholas Cage film two blocks away. They are calling the set cursed from the number of accidents on it so far – this is apparently the second (unintentional) car crash there this week!

Check out the street sign – I live on 48th in between 8th and 9th:

A Philosophy on Life

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”
-Emo Phillips



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