Archive for April, 2005

On Trade Deficits

Sunday, April 24, 2005 12:11 Comments Off

Of course, the media spin on trade deficits has always been worthless pop psychology. Such analysis is, and has been, about as valuable as the government’s orange alerts. Oh, how evil, horrible, horrific it is that we buy more than we sell overseas, etc., etc. The non-economist tv watcher or newspaper reader is always taught [...]

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JesusLand

Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:48 Comments Off

Welcome to the land of wars in the name of Jesus. Funny little song.

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Claire on Brits

Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:40 Comments Off

Claire Wolfe on the (lack of) fashion sense displyed at the Charles and Camilla union: “All the women in the Parker-Bowles clan wore completely idiotic hats, though, which all seemed to be designed by the same manic birdwatcher. Brits had one brief moment of good fashion sense, long about 1964. But never before or since.” [...]

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From the “Oh for Crying Out Loud” File

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 23:13 Comments Off

Ceiling fans may be too inefficient. Bring in the government to alleviate such a monstrosity. And yes, there really is such thing as a Appliance Standards Awareness Project. Someone please release these noodlebutts from their gloomy, day-to-day misery.

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Bush’s iPod Playlist

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 19:46 Comments Off

This is great, but where’s Beck’s (I’m a) “Loser?”

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prax

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 19:43 Comments Off

It’s nice of American Heritage, but I’d say they got it wrong. “Conduct” denotes morality/ethics, and a judgment of one’s actions, and not the value-free fact of action itself. Tsk, tsk editors.

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prax

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 19:43 Comments Off

It’s nice of American Heritage, but I’d say they got it wrong. “Conduct” denotes morality/ethics, and a judgment of one’s actions, and not the value-free fact of action itself. Tsk, tsk editors.

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prax

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 19:43 Comments Off

It’s nice of American Heritage, but I’d say they got it wrong. “Conduct” denotes morality/ethics, and a judgment of one’s actions, and not the value-free fact of action itself. Tsk, tsk editors.

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prax

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 19:43 Comments Off

It’s nice of American Heritage, but I’d say they got it wrong. “Conduct” denotes morality/ethics, and a judgment of one’s actions, and not the value-free fact of action itself. Tsk, tsk editors.

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Delphi

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:11 Comments Off

As an addendum to my post the other day, I am told by another insider that Delphi – with its credit rating in junk status – is done, and all of those in the know understand this. Delphi employees are hitting the street, filling up headhunters’ offices. The GM spin-off took GM’s problems with it, [...]

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