Category Archives: Political Commentary

Our Moral Betters In The NBA

But I’m dubious about this: “The thing is, LeBron, we’ve come to expect more of you. You’re obviously an intelligent person, a compassionate person and a socially conscious person. At this point in your life and career, it’s part of your brand.”

I don’t have much experience with Mr. James, hating the sport that he plays as I do, but it is not at all obvious to me that he’s an intelligent person. I don’t think he’s getting the big bucks for his brain.

[Update a while later]

[Mid-morning update]

[Afternoon update]

Yes, Mr. James, all you had to say was that “America is a free country.” But you’re a dumb ass.

[Update a while later]

Treacher: Why should I care what he thinks about China, or anything?

The War In The Middle East

…remains undeclared.

We haven’t declared war on anyone in almost eight decades, but we’ve been in almost continual fights, and lost thousands of troops. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a voting issue for Congress. As Stephen Green says, the main two terrible things we did after 911, were the authorization of military force, and the Patriot Act. And it seems that Westphalia is dead.

[Update a few minutes later]

An interesting take on what’s going on in Syria.

It will be ironic if the Kurds finally end up with a homeland after all this.