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Archive for January, 2008

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29th January 2008

Lileks uncovers some gold.

If you’re not reading Lileks, you’re missing out.

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Misplaced Spellings

29th January 2008

Read it. Some interesting stuff from Language Log. Spelling checkers are apparently smarter than I thought.

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Cop Gets Investigated Because MySpace Friend Links To Porn

29th January 2008

Read it. A good reason to steer clear of MySpace, at least so long as most people are stupid.

I suspect that our country may have exhausted its supply of common sense. Or at least the tank is making those ugly gurgling noises.

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When Health Care Becomes Personal

29th January 2008

Read it. Arnold Kling casts a gimlet eye over the health care system.

I no longer think of Medicare and health care regulation as inefficient. I now think of them as pure evil.

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A SLICK WILLY COMEBACK?

29th January 2008

Read it. I like the picture — I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

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Why Wikipedia Just Gets Better

29th January 2008

Dvorak is starting to like Wikipedia. Therefore there must be something wrong with it.

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Middle Age As World Peak Of Unhappiness?

29th January 2008

Read it. Shucks, I missed it.

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Another view of Governor Sebelius

29th January 2008

Read it. Proof positive that there are some people upon whom black leather does not look good.

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‘Mystique’ Means ‘Audacity of Hope’ Has ‘Rendezvous with Destiny’

29th January 2008

Read it. In this stage of the Principate, Octavian Obama appears to have been adopted into the Julian Kennedy gens family and no doubt will have a bright political future thereby … unless, of course, they all get arrested by the Cliche Police.

Although it would appear the the Cliche Police have their hands full with the drive-by media. Presumably Edward R. Morrow is pounding his head against the side of his coffin by this point. (I always wondered why they padded those things — it’s not like the corpse is going to complain, right? — but this could explain it.)

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It should be no surprise that the Clintons are playing the race card.

29th January 2008

Christopher Hitchens is almost always worth reading.

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Washington Today

29th January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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West Virginia Mayor Uses Magazine to Prove Identity to Airport Security

29th January 2008

Read it. This is the sort of stupidity that we are reduced to, where an expired driver’s license isn’t sufficient proof of identity. It has your picture. It has your name. It was issued by a government. You aren’t trying to drive off of it; just prove your identity, WHICH WILL NOT HAVE CHANGED JUST BECAUSE THE THING EXPIRED.

Any system in which this absurdity takes place is fatally flawed.

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Gun-toting Captain America comes back to life

28th January 2008

Read it. If I’d been through what he’s been through, I’d want more than one gun.

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The Torch flashlight: why illuminate when you can incinerate?

28th January 2008

Read it. Me want. How about one of these in the ol’ glove compartment?

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Best. Campaign. Question. Ever.

28th January 2008

Read it. Fielded by Fred Thompson — of course.

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Adam Smith Was Right

28th January 2008

Read it.

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VFW Halls Close as Memberships Decline

28th January 2008

Read it.

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In search of the distraction-free desktop.

28th January 2008

Read it.

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Kaus on McCain

28th January 2008

Read it. Not a pretty sight, but a useful reminder.

McCain seems to have conned a lot of Republicans into thinking he’s transformed his position on immigration–for example, Victor Davis Hanson, author of “Mexifornia,” who now writes about “McCain’s won’t-make-that-mistake-again changed views on closing the border.” This even though it’s obvious to anyone paying attention that McCain hasn’t altered his ultimate support for legalization of illegals (once he’s declared the border “secure”). One reason we know this is because he’s said it–he said it again on Meet the Press yesterday, when asked if he’d sign the McCain-Kennedy “comprehensive” immigration bill as president if it came to his desk. Answer: “Yeah.” If somebody like Hernandez, as McCain also said yesterday, “supports my policies and my proposals,” it serves to emphasize that those policies may not have changed as much as cheap dates like Hanson seem to believe. Hernandez’s own Web site features an article describing him as “passionately” advocating legalization of “all Mexican workers in the U.S.” [What about McCain’s statement that: “I will not allow anyone to receive Social Security or any other benefits because they have come here illegally and broken our laws”?–ed Obvious BS. If he offers legalization to the “12 million” who are here they will clearly get benefits from having come here illegally–the benefit of being here legally, for one. Medicaid, Medicare, and public schooling for another. People who came here illegally would also immediately qualify for Social Security benefits as soon as they got the quickie “probationary” Z-visa under McCain’s bill. The only way McCain’s statement would make sense is if he was also planning to offer these benefits to everyone who didn’t cross the border–i.e. the entire population of Mexico. … Actually, that doesn’t seem too far from Dr. Hernandez’s philosophy. … You don’t think …]

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Heath Ledger’s death may have been natural

28th January 2008

Read it. Wouldn’t that be a shock.

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How Long Before Gore Endorses Obama?

28th January 2008

Read it. He’ll wait for the most inept moment to do it.

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Gartner: Blu-ray to win in 2008, HD DVD price cuts are “useless resistance”

28th January 2008

Read it. Well, there you have it.

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Apes Or Angels? Creationism And Race Denial

28th January 2008

Steve Sailer points out some inconvenient truths.

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FCC vs. Innovation

28th January 2008

Read it. We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … ourselves.

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The Obfuscatory Suffix

28th January 2008

Mark Steyn explains why he’s soft on Islam.

But it’s useful to have a word that distinguishes depraved death-cultists from the generality of Muslims leaning on wimp western governments to advance creeping sharia, Islamic banking, de facto polygamy, etc.

Some of us don’t bother.

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Illegal Aliens Play Big Role In Virginia Gangs

28th January 2008

Read it. My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

After all, they’re breaking the law just by being here. Not a big step to breaking the law in other respects.

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Kill ‘Em All; Let God Sort ‘Em Out

28th January 2008

Read it. Apparently Radley Balko at tReason magazine doesn’t get out much.

We’re fighting drug use not because it’s dangerous or harmful, but because they believe drug use is, in and of itself, immoral.

Apparently this comes as a surprise to him. Don’t know where he’s been living since the ’30s.

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How Experts Think We’ll Live in 2000 A.D. (1950)

28th January 2008

Read it.

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Washington Today

28th January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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65-Million-Year-Old Duckbilled Dinosaur Returning to North Dakota

28th January 2008

Read it. Back to Fargo, no less.

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Jury Selection to Begin for Ohio Mother Accused of Microwaving Month-Old Baby

28th January 2008

Read it. How would you like to have to be on that jury?

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Babies ‘feel pain before 24-week abortion limit’

27th January 2008

Read it. No word on whether it’s the long hours being forced to listen to Mozart.

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Report: Infra-Red Helmet Could Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

27th January 2008

Read it. A useful thing.

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NYT: AZ Prop 300 ‘Frightening’ Away Illegal Alien Students

27th January 2008

Read it. As indeed it ought.

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Tsar Vladimir Sidelines Kasyanov From Managed Election

27th January 2008

Read it. Well, democracy in Russia didn’t last long, did it? Wonder how long before we’re back to 95% turnout and 95% majorities.

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Ethnic Cleansing And Population Growth In Kenya

27th January 2008

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In some circles elections are held to be a sort of universal balm or cure for what ails a society. Terrorism? Elections will cure it. Poverty? Just need elections. Corruption? Elections will throw the bums out. Well, in reality elections sometimes tear a society apart into warring tribes.

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AP: Tough Immigration Laws to Blame for Infant Death

27th January 2008

Read it. And if you believe that one, they’ll tell you another one.

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Church of the Jedi has a new hope

27th January 2008

Read it. Hint: A new one is born every minute.

For extra amusement, imagine what would happen if they tried that in a Muslim country.

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A report from Australia: lockdown at Liverpool hospital Sydney

27th January 2008

Read it. Don’t let a Muslim die in your hospital, you’ll never hear the end of it.

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Type designers decode the presidential candidates

27th January 2008

Read it. Slow news day.

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Genetic variation & cattle

27th January 2008

Read it. The effect of Regressive attitudes on human welfare: Preserving the ancient culture is more important than people prospering.

I’m surprised that they don’t push for a return to medieval strip-cultivation in Europe, where farmers were lucky to get three or four times their seed.  (Oh, sorry, forgot that “diversity” only applies to non-white people.)

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HERE’S A METHOD TO CRAFTY BILL’S MADNESS

27th January 2008

Read it.

Few people know the Clintons and their political gamesmanship the way Dick Morris does.

Too bad the Clintons aren’t as good at government as they are at politics.

It’s easy to see the flaws in our current political system; less easy to come up with cures that will actually work.

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Leading Church Bodies, 2000

27th January 2008

Read it. By “Christian” I presume they mean do-it-yourself Protestants.

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Afghan War Vet Won’t Be Miss America

27th January 2008

Read it. And our nation is the poorer for it. I especially like the push-ups. That’s class.

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Bill Clinton has morphed from statesman into attack dog.

27th January 2008

Read it. Democrats can dish it out but they can’t take it. Of course, only a publication run by Regressives would characterize Bill Clinton as any kind of “statesman”.

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Episcopal church agrees to ‘resist’ illegal alien laws

27th January 2008

Read it. Thus aiding and abetting criminals is described as “Christian duty”. No wonder their church is dissolving around them.

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‘Do Not Deliver’ List Would Bar Papers

27th January 2008

Read it. So why aren’t these newspapers cited for littering? It’s not as if they’re difficult to identify.

Once again the fact that the government isn’t doing its job is being used as a justification to increase the intrusion of government into people’s lives.

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Shark Bites Australian Fisherman That Reeled It

27th January 2008

Read it. Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed Board Game

27th January 2008

Read it. With the support of his parents, of course. I don’t think this is the old Kansas any more, Toto.

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100 Sheep Baffle Farmer by Forming Circle in English Field

27th January 2008

Read it. Perhaps it was a political comment on the record of his government.

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