Archive for March, 2006

“Safeguarding” Your Ass

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:20 Comments Off

The symbolism of the despots always includes fuzzy words and phraseology like “volunteer”; “safeguard”; “for your protection”; “for the good of…” “Volunteer” means “we take, and you don’t have a choice. Now shut up.” “Safeguard” means “we’ll give you a cookie but we’ll take back a steak. Thanks for the better half of the barter.” [...]

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Gender and Race “Collection”

Monday, March 20, 2006 16:13 Comments Off

I submitted, via an online process, a resume–just for the heck of it–to a company that has an interesting opening. What I received back was this: Gender and Race Collection Email: Thank you for expressing interest in XXXX, a world leader in XXXX. XXXX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. To meet our affirmative action [...]

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Words of the Week

Friday, March 17, 2006 19:04 Comments Off

Courtesy of Joe Sobran, where he refers to Anna Nicole Smith–and bimbos like her–as engaging in the “extravagant trappings of bimbosity…” Wish I had said it first.

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And You Thought Budweiser was Pisswater

Friday, March 17, 2006 17:00 Comments Off

A local story that’s of a different flavor: A Pedophile/Rapist obsesses in the drinking of urine of young boys. It makes him sick, but it’s “spiritual.” Ahh yes.

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Bourgeois Products at Proletarian Prices

Friday, March 17, 2006 15:37 Comments Off

Well, sorta. Slate has a piece on Trader Joe’s, a great place to shop. But beware: Two-Buck Chuck is not drinkable, and it is proletarian wine at proletarian prices. In fact, it is repulsive to the palate. Trader Joe’s–we don’t call it TJ’s here–is definitely a nifty and unique place to shop. I like the [...]

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Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, and right-wing nature lovers?

Thursday, March 16, 2006 18:30 Comments Off

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more stupid, along comes stupider. I am trying hard–very hard–to reconcile the term “crunchy cons” with any remaining bits of intelligence that I have left after hearing such a term. National Review has named a blog after this idiotic bunch. Maggie Gallagher insists she is not one [...]

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‘Nother New Article

Thursday, March 16, 2006 8:06 Comments Off

Dilbertville for Dummies is up at The State, of course, is greatly responsible for the cubicleism that invades the modern workplace. Then again, far worse than the destructive tax laws is the State’s collectivist, we-not-me mentality that prevails in the workplace.

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Dilbertville for Dummies

Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:47 Comments Off

Articles of this type are becoming all too common these days–Cubicles: The Great Mistake. Over at the Mises blog, Stephen Carson reminds us how the State is everywhere, always, in terms of trespassing in the private realm to distort and exacerbate varied aspects of corporate life. As a CPA formerly engaged in corporate tax work, [...]

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How Dare!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:24 Comments Off

Jay Bennish is the Colorado teacher that got in trouble for “comparing Bush to Hitler.” Uh, and? e said that in Bush’s State of the Union speech, the president was, in effect, “threatening the whole planet.” “Sounds a lot like the things that Adolf Hitler used to say

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New Article

Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:19 Comments Off

My new article is up at In the Long Run We’re All Dead Mice. It’s more about the Cheese Breeders.

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