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Archive for the ‘Blog War’ Category

Blog war: escalation

July 25, 2009

I wrote a diss rap in response to Tom’s latest salvo but have a crappy delivery. So anyway, I hired Nas to read it, but he would only do it if he could call Tom “Jay-Z” (whatever that means…). Anyway, here’s what we put together: (I) Fuck with your soul like ether (Will) Teach you […]

It is well that blog war is so terrible…

July 21, 2009

…else we would grow too fond of it. For the sole purpose of making Tom feel guilty, I’m not even going to make him wait a day, or even 6 hours for my response to his most recent blog war offensive. As I read it, I think that we’ve pretty much gotten each other on […]

The blog war rages on: Paglia, Palin, and now Krugman’s in the mix

July 14, 2009

Tom’s riposte to my jab, for all of his self-deprecation, offered some very good points. He starts with: If you won’t accuse her of intellectual dishonesty, can we at least agree that there’s a staggering display of cognitive dissonance going on? And no, this isn’t an argument, but I don’t really want to think about […]

BLOG WAR!!1 On Paglia, Palin, and the Public Intellectual

July 12, 2009

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, Tom and I have been having a bit of back and forth on Camille Paglia’s commentary in the comments section of this entry. I’ve decided, since I haven’t been producing that much content over the last couple of days, to shift my responses from comments to independent […]

Paglia, Ctd.

July 10, 2009

She was recently interviewed by Toronto gay culture magazine Xtra at the Royal Ontario Museum: Interesting to hear her speaking voice. Not how I imagined it.

God bless Camille Paglia’s bizarre Palin fangirl heart

July 8, 2009

Drudge and I are in full agreement on at least one thing, Camille Paglia’s columns tend to be kindof awesome. She’s positioned critically in a place that is totally unique among columnists of her prominence. This grounds a perspective that is consistently refreshing and equally consistently controversial, and that, in this regard, is not dissimilar […]

BLOG WAR: Why Blogbytom has terrible taste in movies.

June 18, 2009

He thinks Up! was better than Wall-E (see the comment).  Fool.

Ed Whelan / Publius Spat, Ctd.: The Apology

June 10, 2009

From Ed Whelan yesterday night: On reflection, I now realize that, completely apart from any debate over our respective rights and completely apart from our competing views on the merits of pseudonymous blogging, I have been uncharitable in my conduct towards the blogger who has used the pseudonym Publius. Earlier this evening, I sent him […]

The Aristocracy of Common Law

June 7, 2009

A line by Whelan in his post “outing” Publius (which I’ll get to later) set me thinking about this. A few months ago, an acquaintance of an acquaintance of mine—who’s in law school in Ontario… in which common law, the system on which American law is based, is the law of the land—made the offhanded […]

Scandal! Ed Whelan outs Publius!!1 Guess why…

June 7, 2009

In what reads to me as an implicit acknowledgment that he can’t respond to Publius’ attacks on their own merits, the NRO’s Ed Whelan yesterday “exposed,” with much pomp and self-righteousness, the “Irresponsible Anonymous Blogger” Publius (of  Obsidian Wings): Well, I’m amused to learn that I was wrong about publius’s lack of legal education. I’ve […]