I just called Cingular to turn on International Roaming for my Treo 650. I hadn’t realized that there were so many wireless carriers in India! I went through the lists of roaming partners and coverage maps at GSM World to see if I could work out where I’d have service, but the coverage descriptions were…Read More "I'm goin' mobile"
It seems to be a rule of business travel that (a) there will always be one “gotcha” that requires replanning, and (b) events will expand to fill the available time, and then some. Originally I was going to go to England for a couple of days of meetings, then fly on to Hyderabad, Bangalore, and…Read More Planning for travel
Here’s an excellent piece by Cenk Uygur on why the nomination of Miers represents the recognition that, at some deep level, the American people don’t agree with the conservative movement: “Name one liberal or moderate judge who has ever been rejected from the Supreme Court because they were outside the American mainstream. There aren’t any.…Read More Why the Miers nomination is an admission of the failure of conservatism
Occasionally someone will post a comment on a blog entry that deserves a more prominent response than simply adding a further comment. A few hours ago, Alec commented on my criticism of Thomas Friedman: “Morally bankrupt” – that’s one of the phrases that even scientifically hip biology-teaching evangelical Christians use on me when I deny…Read More Morally bankrupt, my good man?
Rick Brookhiser in the National Review Online: “It’s not as bad as Caligula putting his horse in the Senate.” Not quite. And this from a Bush supporter, apparently having a Brownie moment. After all, we’re talking about a woman who has reportedly called George W. Bush “the smartest man she’s ever known”. This immediately disqualifies…Read More Le mot juste on the Miers nomination
I guess this is what happens when warmongers get tired and impatient. slacktivist quotes Thomas Friedman (whose NYT op-eds really aren’t worth paying for) as arguing that if the Sunnis in Iraq won’t “come around… [we] should arm the Shiites and Kurds and leave the Sunnis of Iraq to reap the wind” Most people who…Read More Facilitating genocide as a foreign policy option?
See my earlier comments on the frustrations of dealing with incompetent travel agents. (You don’t want to hear about the way they tried to screw up my simple trip to L.A. earlier this week.) Today’s Doonesbury was priceless:(And now I’m going to India… should I interpret this as a warning of some kind?)Read More Doonesbury on travel arrangements