Sunday, August 21, 2005

Blogs of note

Mark Cuban

I really got a kick out of Mark Cuban's exchange (calm, no CAPS LOCK) with a New York Times reporter. Cuban's permalink. Cuban's best one-liner:

Actually I rarely think the market is right. I believe non dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it.

OK, that's more than a one-liner. Excerpt of the lede and the first quote:

MARK CUBAN, the entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has a reputation for screaming like a deranged fan from the sidelines during games. He has been fined more than $1 million by the National Basketball Association for his antics since he bought the team five years ago.


Calling the sale "disastrous to the interests of the stockholders," he said the "price does not come close to fairly valuing the business of this company" and added that he planned to vote his shares against the deal.

This was all done by email. Cuban never said a thing. Way to go, NY Times. NY Times story.

Syria on Syrian President Bashar Asad's visit to the United Nations in September, permalink. Excerpt:

Those in Washington who insist on continuing President Bush's campaign to "reform the greater Middle East" by ratcheting up the pressure on Syria and refusing to engage President Bashar, even at the price of added instability in Iraq, are foolish. First, such a policy will fail. There is no internal opposition to President Bashar worthy of the name. Second, it is bad for the US. More American soldiers will be killed in Iraq because of it, and Iraq's chances of finding a way out of its downward spiral into chaos and civil war will be diminished. The US needs Syria's cooperation, and it should put its Iraq policy above that of bringing regime change to Damascus.


Professor Banbridge writes that conservativism has suffered a body-blow from the war in Iraq. The Professor.


Anonymous Aakash said...


(I am referring to the last section of this blog entry.)

I had no idea that the Professor felt this way. I guess I was under the impression that he was among the typical, pro-war, pro-neoconservatism, pro-Bush administration bloggers.

I have been making these types of points (the ones in the Professor's blog entry) for a couple of years now. Did Professor B. earlier support the Iraq war?

Thank you so much for making us aware of his blog entry... It was just what I need to see, at this time.

That's a great note by which to go out [to the Fair] now... Thanks for linking to that entry, and have a great week!

9:27 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Aakash, thanks for your interest. I saw those remarks in reference on NRO's comment-blog. Then, I saw it also linked on Cunning Realist (he's linked off my blog, and you may be interested in his opinions.)Thanks for visiting, come back often!

10:23 AM  

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