Alas, No : Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.

Uber: Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Us - The Daily Beast:

In three ADA-related cases over the past eight months, in California, Texas, and Arizona, Uber has been slammed with lawsuits that allege the company discriminates against blind and wheelchair-using passengers. The suits demand Uber abide by the ADA, but Uber claims that because it’s a technology company, not a transportation service, it doesn’t fall under the ADA’s jurisdiction.

Uber is currently settling a suit brought by the National Federation of the Blind in California last September. The complaint outlines “systemic civil rights violations” committed by Uber against blind passengers who require guide dogs. It mentions 40 cases in which UberX drivers refused to pick up people with service animals, as well as instances of animal abuse, including one case where a woman’s guide dog was locked in the trunk of a car.

“Uber representatives often respond to these complaints by denying responsibility for the discrimination,” the filing reads. The practice, it continued, was a violation of both the ADA and state law, as Uber functions as a taxi service.

But Uber describes its drivers as independent contractors, and says it therefore is unable to control their actions. In its response to the complaint, lawyers for Uber wrote: “Defendants deny that Uber offers a taxi service or that Uber has a fleet of drivers.” It added that Uber does not have the legal or contractual duty to control compliance with the law.

Uber's stance reminds of the "I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!" protestations of Napster, KaZaa, and other file-sharing services when they were (correctly) accused of enabling piracy.

By Pete Brown

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  1. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  2. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  3. Who will explain the explainers?
  4. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  5. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  6. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  7. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  8. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  9. What's good for me must be good for you.
  10. The police state and its enablers
  11. A new Craw Kickstarter
  12. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  13. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  14. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  15. People are not resources.
  16. Chewie, we're home.
  17. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  18. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  19. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  20. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  21. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  22. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  23. Happy birthday, Merle!
  24. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  25. Bigots gonna bigot
  26. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  27. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  28. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  29. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  30. TV - *Bloodline*
  31. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  32. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  33. Why I like minimalist art.
  34. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  35. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  36. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  37. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  38. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  39. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  40. A new Aliens movie?
  41. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  42. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  43. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  44. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  45. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  46. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  47. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  48. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  49. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  50. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  51. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  52. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  53. Rand Paul is a kook.
  54. Due is a nice reminders app.
  55. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  56. Dan Burton, still a moron
  57. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  58. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  59. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  60. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  61. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  62. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  63. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  64. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  65. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  66. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  67. No, blogging is not dead.
  68. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  69. Scott Walker is terrible.
  70. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  71. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  72. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  73. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  74. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  75. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  76. Phrases that should be banned
  77. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  78. A novel twist in gameplay
  79. An entrepreneur in every pot
  80. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  81. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  82. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  83. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  84. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  85. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  86. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  87. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  88. So long, 2014.
  89. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  90. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  91. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  92. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  93. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  94. Flash photography
  95. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  96. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  97. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  98. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  99. Uber needs poor people.
  100. The problem with Radiolab
  101. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  102. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  103. The Star Wars teaser
  104. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  105. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  106. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  107. It's morning in America.
  108. My *Serial* think-piece
  109. Cod vacations
  110. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  111. Railing
  112. Found a sunny spot
  113. 1970s Legos
  114. DANZIG!
  115. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  116. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  117. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  118. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  119. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  120. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  121. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  122. A very helpful related search
  123. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  124. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  125. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  126. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  127. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  128. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  129. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  130. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  131. Dilbert is not funny.
  132. Pink Floyd
  133. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  134. Mobile friendly
  135. Dave Winer's Radio3
  136. Resistance to change
  137. That pope
  138. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  139. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  140. Your data-mining sucks.
  141. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  142. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  143. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  144. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  145. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  146. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  147. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  148. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  149. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  150. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  151. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  152. Massachusetts Republicans
  153. Birthright #1
  154. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  155. Kids these days
  156. *Aliens* documentary
  157. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  158. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  159. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  160. Jack Bruce
  161. You seem to have missed something.
  162. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  163. Meg & Mog
  164. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  165. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  166. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  167. Technological change vs. cultural change
  168. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  169. Sleater-Kinney
  170. BE AFRAID!
  171. Medium's on it, bro!
  172. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  173. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  174. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  175. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  176. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  177. A useful roadmap
  178. Not much longer now…
  179. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  180. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  181. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  182. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  183. Deliberately missing the point
  184. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  185. Freshman year of college is calling.
  186. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  187. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  188. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  189. What's the worst that could happen?
  190. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  191. Both sides do it.
  192. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  193. With friends like these…
  194. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  195. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  196. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  197. Hell #9438
  198. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  199. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  200. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  201. War forever
  202. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  203. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  204. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  205. Disconnecting pay from performance
  206. Hosting my own stuff
  207. All Ebola, all the time
  208. The kids these days
  209. Laboratories of democracy!
  210. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  211. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  212. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  213. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  214. The new phone is here.
  215. Crap Architecture
  216. iPhone Parking Lot
  217. Starting Proust
  218. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  219. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  220. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  221. The Apple tech press is weird.
  222. VHS v. Betamax
  223. The answer is always "n + 1".
  224. Conservative intellectuals
  225. Zappos is creepy.
  226. Your phone is not the problem.
  227. Deconstruction
  228. Inspirational
  229. Process improvement
  230. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  231. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  232. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  233. Complicated things are complicated.
  234. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  235. That technology thing you like
  236. Priorities, people
  237. WAR!
  238. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  239. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  240. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  241. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  242. 42
  243. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  244. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  245. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  246. Trying out Beats Music
  247. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  248. The synthetic unity of experience
  249. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  250. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  251. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  252. State of the Union predictions
  253. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  254. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  255. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  256. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  257. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  258. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  259. Thinking before you write
  260. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  261. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  262. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  263. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  264. Hate the show, not the venue.
  265. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  266. FUD As a Service
  267. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  268. Crippling injuries build character.
  269. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  270. Saving bookstores
  271. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  272. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  273. Internet activism
  274. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  275. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  276. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  277. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  278. Your tax dollars at work
  279. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  280. Holacracy
  281. Yes, people really do still blog.
  282. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  283. Duck Dynasty
  284. No one cares about your private cloud.
  285. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  286. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  287. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  288. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  289. Money is speech
  290. Clearly
  291. Parking
  292. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  293. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  294. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  295. Unhelpful advice
  296. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  297. People don't scale
  298. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  299. Movies that scared me
  300. Epistemology
  301. Bespoke
  302. Califone, *Stitches*
  303. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  304. We want INFORMATION!
  305. Passive-aggressive politeness
  306. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  307. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  308. Google cars
  309. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  310. Really, DC? REALLY?
  311. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  312. Suspension of disbelief
  313. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  314. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  315. Personal experience v. policy
  316. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  317. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  318. The Washington Post and AWS
  319. St. Patrick’s Day
  320. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  321. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  322. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  323. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  324. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  325. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  326. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  327. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  328. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  329. Meetings
  330. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  331. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  332. Time-tracking
  333. Prophecy
  334. More guns
  335. Guns
  336. Bold Leadership
  337. Hanlon's Razor
  338. That legacy stuff
  339. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  340. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  341. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  342. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  343. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  344. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  345. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  346. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  347. That Kant was a smart guy.
  348. Petraeus
  349. The World War Z trailer
  350. You should have bicycles
  351. The technorati fallacy
  352. One of my favorite types of requests
  353. The Lucasfilm thing
  354. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  355. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  356. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  357. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  358. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  359. Undecided voters
  360. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  361. Found a new philosophy podcast
  362. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  363. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  364. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  365. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  366. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  367. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  368. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  369. Safety nets
  370. So, the Romney thing
  371. Your data-mining sucks
  372. Started watching Homeland
  373. The Clint Eastwood thing
  374. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  375. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  376. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  377. The Lance Armstrong thing
  378. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  379. A lot of Can
  380. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  381. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  382. Writing apps
  383. Distorted markets
  384. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  385. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  386. A bit more on the HBO thing
  387. OS upgrades
  388. Or I could just go listen to the album
  389. Monster Movie Week!
  390. As goes Sparrow...
  391. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  392. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  393. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  394. Nope, advertising just sucks
  395. Reading
  396. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  397. Who needs it!
  398. Advantage, Mutt
  399. Do you want the answer, or not?
  400. ACA coverage and systems failure
  401. To-do lists
  402. So long, Weather Underground
  403. Checked baggage
  404. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  405. From the $2 bins at the record store
  406. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  407. The HBO thing
  408. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  409. Not exactly random, but good listening
  410. The Dark Knight... meh
  411. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  412. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  413. Memorial Day
  414. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  415. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  416. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  417. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  418. Experimenting with Pelican
  419. Readlists
  420. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  421. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  422. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  423. War Hazard Eliminated!
  424. Unintended Consequences
  425. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  426. You’re playing their game
  427. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  428. Breitbart
  429. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  430. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  431. A bit more on The Shining
  432. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  433. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  434. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  435. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  436. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  437. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  438. Ip Man
  439. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  440. Bogeyman
  441. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  442. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  443. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  444. BASIC
  445. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  446. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  447. My power is beyond your understanding!
  448. Out-stupiding the TSA
  449. I see what you did there
  450. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  451. That "15 albums" thing
  452. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  453. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  454. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  455. That's an interesting definition you have there
  456. James Cameron v. the philistines
  457. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  458. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  459. Whither censure?
  460. Stealing TV, Part II
  461. OCTOBER?!
  462. Chasing boogeymen
  463. Nice vetting job, folks
  464. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  465. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  466. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  467. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  468. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  469. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  470. Supporting the freedom-haters
  471. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  472. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  473. Music update - February 2006
  474. The Corporation
  475. Watching TV without having TV
  476. Google strikes again (2006)
  477. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  478. Touchy subject
  479. Take my ports. Please.
  480. NUTS!
  481. One year older than I was at this time last year
  482. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  483. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  484. Lewis Black
  485. Uhhhhhhh...
  486. The Yes Men
  487. And again, my apologies
  488. I did it for you, Damien
  489. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  490. The site may be slow today
  491. Electronic mediocrity
  492. Maybe they are better off...
  493. Angry Dick strikes again
  494. Capote
  495. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  496. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  497. Wherein Pete despairs
  498. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  499. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  500. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  501. Hide your puppies
  502. I like VoIP
  503. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  504. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  505. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  506. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  507. The hearings are on.
  508. Apples and oranges
  509. And in somewhat less serious news...
  510. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  511. War in name only
  512. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  513. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  514. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  515. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  516. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  517. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  518. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  519. Flirting with the dark side
  520. Countdown to a big waste of time
  521. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  522. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  523. Weekend music update
  524. The New York Times finally throws down
  525. Today’s project
  526. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  527. The broken record continues to spin
  528. Long time, no music
  529. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  530. At least someone is putting up a fight
  531. More legal contortions
  532. More on Iran
  533. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  534. Only 20 more hours to go
  535. Original intent
  536. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  537. You say Alito, I say whatever
  538. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  539. I don’t want to live with the bears
  540. Quick TV update
  541. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  542. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  543. Reading too much into The West Wing
  544. A question, sir...
  545. Blogging about blogging
  546. A few changes
  547. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  548. Year-end music round-up
  549. Again with the wire-tapping
  550. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  551. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  552. I’m genuinely shocked
  553. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  554. Angry Dick
  555. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  556. Sorry for the delay
  557. The time grows near
  558. Site news - October 2005
  559. Quote of the Day
  560. Serenity
  561. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  562. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  563. Forensic Show #23
  564. It’s TV time again
  565. Nothing to see here
  566. Going from bad to worse to...
  567. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  568. Google Talk
  569. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  570. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  571. Voting != Democracy
  572. He’s not lying
  573. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  574. The perfect album?
  575. Movies, movies, movies
  576. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  577. A bit of background
  578. Leaving, on a jet plane
  579. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  580. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  581. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  582. Again with this story
  583. Music update - July 2005
  584. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  585. Whither Rove?
  586. How quaint.
  587. Intellects vast and cool...
  588. and... They’re off!
  589. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  590. I’m back
  591. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  592. Thank you, FARK
  593. ZOMBIES!
  594. On second thought...
  595. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  596. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  597. So it actually didn’t suck
  598. More on the filibuster debate
  599. YES!!
  600. Going nuclear/constitutional
  601. Worth a listen?
  602. Music update - May 2005)
  603. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  604. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  605. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  606. More on taxes
  607. Happy April 15th
  608. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  609. Long live the Death Tax
  610. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  611. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  612. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  613. METAL!!!
  614. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  615. This is the coolest thing EVER
  616. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  617. April Fools Day
  618. Groundhog Day, Part II
  619. The devil movies always get me.
  620. IM Annoyances
  621. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  622. What the hell?
  623. I suggest we start a pool...
  624. Drill, drill, drill!
  625. This is getting out of hand.
  626. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  627. the gates... THE GATES!!
  628. More “indecency”
  629. And again...
  630. Where have I heard this before?
  631. Anybody want gmail?
  632. Dirty, dirty titties
  633. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  634. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  635. One man’s Conservative...
  636. Google strikes again! (2005)
  637. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  638. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  639. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  640. Argh, I say.
  641. A rose is a rose.
  642. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  643. Sorry...
  644. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  645. Amusement
  646. The bottom-end of 2004
  647. How Bush Won
  648. New Music
  649. Foolishness
  650. Good news, I think...
  651. The first of many, I’m sure...
  652. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  653. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  654. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  655. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  656. Site news - November 2004
  657. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  658. More good web radio
  659. Another post-election site
  660. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  661. Sorry, everybody
  662. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  663. Apologies
  664. Nonsense
  665. Some new music
  666. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  667. The music is back online
  668. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  669. Odds and Ends
  670. SCIENCE!
  671. Making a bad situation worse
  672. Derrida, Part II
  673. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  674. The Faith-Based Presidency
  675. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  676. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  677. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.