Resolved: William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead

  • The somewhat pompous William F. Buckley, Jr. died, raising to almost Buckley-esque heights the brow of the average AP story sentence: "Yet on the platform he was all handsome, reptilian languor, flexing his imposing vocabulary ever so slowly, accenting each point with an arched brow or rolling tongue and savoring an opponent's discomfort with wide-eyed glee."
  • WFB was an early mentor of Joan Didion and guest of Truman Capote who came to oppose the Iraq War, which is why he gets a pass for the whole "early segregationist" thing. [WSJ]
  • He also sought to legalize pot. Hey, and that one even made today's Digg homepage! [National Review]
  • He hated the Women's Liberation movement because it encouraged people to express themselves imprecisely. [National Review]
  • And also because: rapists, communes. [NY Times]
  • He even called one episode of Firing Line "Resolved: The women's movement has been disastrous." [
  • How did civilization survive its three hours sans Starbucks yesterday evening? [Washington Post]
  • You know how presidential administrations are bound by law to save every piece of official correspondence, including emails? Well the Bush Administration did. They just don't care about laws. [Washington Post]
  • You think it'd be so rad to be a little kid with a mohawk like Maddox. But what if you got suspended from kindergarten? Totes traumatic. [Yahoo! News]
  • So that study came out about how antidepressants were really no more effective than placebos, but now doctors are telling all their patients, holy shit, please don't go off your meds, another inexplicable school shooting is not exactly what this world needs now. You can see how vicious cycles like the "Drug War" begin. [Breitbart]