Archive for January, 2004

Fine Wine

Saturday, January 31, 2004 15:31 Comments Off

I’ve discovered a new wine that is perhaps one of the best I have ever had, at least for after-dinner sipping and casual entertainment. I received a bottle of Windsor Rare California Port for Christmas, and I finally opened it the other night. It is absolutely marvelous. I am hooked on this wonderful, fruity, heaven-sent [...]

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We? Not.

Friday, January 30, 2004 22:21 Comments Off

On NPR today, I heard snippets of a John Kerry speech. Says he: “We make more than enough money in this country, together, for all of us to have health insurance, and then some.” Are we stunned, yet, that we hear people still fumble words like that? No Kerry — I make money, you make [...]

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Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Friday, January 30, 2004 17:44 Comments Off

This one is mind-boggling. The Los Angeles City Council members have decided that they want to ban Wal-Mart from operating within the city limits. (It’s the work of the labor unions, who have been lobbying in order to put an end to their non-union competition.) Here’s the LA Times: A city ordinance can keep Wal-Mart [...]

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Wall Street, Oh Wall Street — What Have You Wrought?

Thursday, January 29, 2004 18:37 Comments Off

Ahhh, be still this CPA’s heart…..4th quarter earnings have been rolling in, and the annual reports will be out shortly. Oh goody! There’s some notable stuff out there, but here’s a quickie slice-and-dice: Halliburton: The politically corrupt Halliburton reported a net loss of $947 million for the 4th quarter, compared to its loss of $616 [...]

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More Highway Fascism

Thursday, January 29, 2004 17:35 Comments Off

Cross-posted at the FFF Blog. Highway

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Amazon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:25 Comments Off

I can’t link to this article for everyone, because it’s in the WSJ paid edition. But here’s a snippet: Amazon.com Inc. hit a milestone many skeptics several years ago would have called unattainable: a full-year profit. The results emphasize the extent to which Seattle-based Amazon, once the embodiment of the dot-com ethos of growth without [...]

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William Blake,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:02 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly on the fascinating William Blake. An engraver by trade, Blake as a young man belonged to a circle of revolutionary thinkers that included Tom Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. He composed “London” during the early years of the French Revolution amid accelerating anti-Jacobin repression and war fever in England, as part of the [...]

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William Blake,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:02 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly on the fascinating William Blake. An engraver by trade, Blake as a young man belonged to a circle of revolutionary thinkers that included Tom Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. He composed “London” during the early years of the French Revolution amid accelerating anti-Jacobin repression and war fever in England, as part of the [...]

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William Blake,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:02 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly on the fascinating William Blake. An engraver by trade, Blake as a young man belonged to a circle of revolutionary thinkers that included Tom Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. He composed “London” during the early years of the French Revolution amid accelerating anti-Jacobin repression and war fever in England, as part of the [...]

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William Blake,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:02 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly on the fascinating William Blake. An engraver by trade, Blake as a young man belonged to a circle of revolutionary thinkers that included Tom Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. He composed “London” during the early years of the French Revolution amid accelerating anti-Jacobin repression and war fever in England, as part of the [...]

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