Archive for May, 2005

Oh the Madness

Saturday, May 21, 2005 23:31 Comments Off

Michigan politicians are really full of shit lately. First, its totalitarian wine crackdown: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Michigan can’t ban the direct shipment of out-of-state wine to consumers while allowing in-state wineries to sell that way, prompting the state’s top liquor regulator to call for a law outlawing alcohol sales that aren’t [...]

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Homeland Insecurity

Monday, May 16, 2005 23:32 Comments Off
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Give Up?

Sunday, May 15, 2005 21:08 Comments Off
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Oh the Depravity!

Sunday, May 15, 2005 21:04 Comments Off

On the glories of pudding wrestling. I have always been a quiet advocate for women’s rights. I’m an honorary member of the College Feminists and own a VHS copy of A League of Their Own. With that said, kudos to the girls who showed us their boobies for money. After all, it’s for a good [...]

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Secessie, not a European Super-State

Sunday, May 15, 2005 20:05 Comments Off

Paul Belian, a fellow Fleming, has just notified me that his book is now available in English: A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe. Even if you can’t read Dutch, the title on the webpage is clear to all. Here’s to hoping for secession of the Flemish people from the [...]

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Make My Day

Saturday, May 14, 2005 20:20 Comments Off

Fly Friendly Airlines.

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X and Y

Saturday, May 14, 2005 20:17 Comments Off

Interesting piece, originally published in the LA Times. Men and women are different. Duh. The “sex” vs “gender” argument is shaky though. It merely accomodates modern, political correctness, allowing any homosexuals, transsexuals, or otherwise to be whatever gender they perceive themselves to be.

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The Fat & Happy Cat

Saturday, May 14, 2005 6:49 Comments Off

“If people are left to their own devices[my emphasis], we’ll become top-heavy with poor people,” Silli says. “People have not done a very good job with 401(k)s, and it weighs on them,” Munnell says. “I don’t see any sign that they’re dying to take on still more of this kind of responsibility. The Social Security [...]

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Oh Krugman!

Friday, May 13, 2005 22:28 Comments Off

What should be clear, however, is that the public safety net F.D.R. and L.B.J. created is more important than ever, now that workers in the world’s richest nation can no longer count on the private sector to provide them with economic security. Adds Krugman: Last year Richard Wagoner Jr., G.M.’s chief executive, gave a speech [...]

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Darn!

Friday, May 13, 2005 21:57 Comments Off

Foiled again.

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