Archive for August, 2006

Pictures Don’t Lie – or Do They?

Thursday, August 31, 2006 7:36 Comments Off

The market for goods accomodating obesity is booming. HP now has a camera that can “lie” about your weight. First, I celebrate that for every consumer uncertainty the market comes up with a better alternative. In this case, fat becomes slim with the touch of a button. However, looking at it in another way, this [...]

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Fannie Mae: Big Guv Up to No Good?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 22:23 Comments Off

The housing market is a total debacle right now. People with no-interest or ARM (adjustable rates) loans are falling by the wayside; foreclosures are at an all-time high; new housing starts are sinking, with many new construction projects being abandoned before finishing; houses (new or used) aren’t selling so hot; and market values are plummeting [...]

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The State Doesn’t Kill; Nail Polish and Grandmas Do

Monday, August 28, 2006 17:18 Comments Off

Today, I heard from a news guy at 1110 WBT AM talk radio in Charlotte. He said that one of their lead news pieces today was this. “It’s no secret what you can’t bring on board an airplane with you these days. But 66-year old Janet Gregory apparently hadn’t gotten the word before boarding a [...]

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Totalitarianism on the Home Front

Monday, August 28, 2006 7:43 Comments Off

My new article is up on However, since I included an outdated version of the Homeland Security Advisory System, let me give y’all the updated version.

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And They Call it the “Freedom” Commission

Sunday, August 27, 2006 6:36 Comments Off

Bush calls it the “Freedom Commission on Mental Health.” Could Rand’s Atlas Shrugged have been more accurate? How do people just sit there and swallow this horsecrap? Right out of Atlas Shrugged comes the news that TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation’s public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, [...]

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Mel Gibson Must “Apologize” for Gospel Interpretation

Saturday, August 26, 2006 20:36 Comments Off

The nauseating, repugnant, atrocious, pitiable Rob Reiner: Mel Gibson’s apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn’t enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that “his work reflects anti-Semitism,” particularly the 2004 hit movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Reiner told Associated Press Radio. “When he comes to the understanding [...]

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Mainstream Fox Attacks Health Nazis

Saturday, August 26, 2006 20:24 Comments Off

The heroic Steven Milloy – of the Competitive Enterprise Institute – on yet another scaremongering, Nanny-State “health” study with bad data, biased intentions, and no conclusion. Recent studies that have also debunked the notions that low-fat diets make us healthier, dietary fiber reduces cancer risk, dietary salt is unhealthy

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I’m Sure the Pun was Unintended

Saturday, August 26, 2006 20:20 Comments Off

Fox News wrote the following when pointing out the shrinking genitals of Polar Bears in Eastern Greenland: “Scientists report that this shrinkage could, in the worst-case scenario, endanger polar bears on Greenland and elsewhere by spoiling their love lives and causing their numbers to peter out.”

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Newsflash: “Sue BlackBerry for Addiction”

Saturday, August 26, 2006 20:11 Comments Off

Gayle Porter of Rutgers University, along with two other academics, has written a paper that essentially says “keeping employees on electronic leashes such as laptops, BlackBerries, and other devices that keep them constantly connected to the office could soon lead to lawsuits by those who grow addicted to the technology.” But Porter argues litigation could [...]

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The Lies About “Terror”

Saturday, August 26, 2006 18:54 Comments Off

Finally, someone calls them liars. Well, almost. John Mueller has a very important piece in the new edition of Foreign Affairs wherein he brings into question whether or not all of these so-called “terrorists” really exist in the US. On the first page of its founding manifesto, the massively funded Department of Homeland Security intones, [...]

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