Wednesday, June 22, 2005

New SW online

Socialist Worker


OYE now in less offensive form

The General is offering OYE items in a 'pee less' form. As a veteran I hold all chicken hawks (especially daddy git me in the Texas Air Guard type) in complete contempt. The young GOP and other reactionary warmongers that want to send young, poor brown folk to kill other brown folk are almost as disgusting. If the ruling class and their servants had to fight their own imperial wars, there wouldn't be any.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Interesting Site


A few good ones on GNN

Unleashing the Resistance nice, especially considering it was penned by a libertarian. Surprisingly it not only shows an understanding of the different aspects and faces of the Iraqi resistance (almost non-existent in non-class based analysis), but it actually embraces the courage shown by the proud -- yet terribly oppressed people of Iraq.

Why George Went To War interesting, and in large part absolutely true. Unfortunately the liberal notion that only dubya and his fellow miscreants are responsible for what is clearly part of the Imperial agenda shows through in this.


Coach Bibby needs to rethink defensive schemes

Last night's blowout loss against Connecticut was for the most part due to Coach Bibby's inflexible attitude towards defensive schemes. The Sun are far too good a passing team to play zone against. If that drumming in the first half wasn't evidence enough, he continued having the Sparks play zone in the second half. There was a single possession when they played man to man and it caused nothing less than a shot clock violation. Learn from the experience? No, next possession zone again. Frankly they were lucky to lose by only twenty. Even the aggressive trapping in the backcourt was probably a bad idea. For the handful of turnovers it produced, it also allowed for several layups and other easy baskets by the Sun. Other than Whalen and maybe Sales, the Sun don't really have many players that can create their own shot with any regularity. It would have served the Sparks to at least try to play straight up defense and force them into a half court game.

Earlier this season they allowed Diana Taurasi to have a monster game by leaving her open on the perimeter the entire game. Fortunately, Taurasi's teammates don't share the ball as well as Connecticut or she would have set the WNBA record for points in a game. Bibby's penchant for the zone will certainly spell more problems down the road it there is an unwillingness to try something else when it doesn't work.


Stallman dead on in article

This might be one of the most clear examples catering to non-programmers in explaining the absurdity and inherent dangers of software patents. Patent absurdity