Archive for October, 2006

Causal Connection?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 6:42 Comments Off

Or so they imply. Someone sent me this funny setup from WorldNetDaily for Tuesday, October 24th. The headlines appeared like this on its business page: Ford posts biggest loss in 14 years ‘These business results are clearly unacceptable’ –Reuters WND.ARCHIVE, SEPT. 20 — WorldNetDailyCorporate America gets ‘gay’-friendlier Ford among biggest names in U.S. applauded for [...]

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Book FYI

Monday, October 23, 2006 21:49 Comments Off

Robert Harris, author of the fantastic “Fatherland,” has recently published “Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome,” which just arrived in my mailbox today. Here are some reviews of the book: – USA Today – Telegraph – Guardian – Washington Post – Christian Science Monitor – The Independent

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Bread and Circuses and More Money

Monday, October 23, 2006 21:06 Comments Off

The heroic Kurt Richebacher on the Fed: The trouble in the U.S. case is that there never was any monetary tightening. There were many small rate hikes, and the Greenspan Fed had probably hoped that the higher costs of borrowing would exert some restraint on credit demand. But it has not happened. It was a [...]

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Mark Foley

Monday, October 23, 2006 20:33 Comments Off

It’s interesting to note how homo predator Mark Foley immediately blamed his perverted self on 1) alcoholism (I really had no control over my actions) and 2) being molested by clergy as a boy. Both of the above beg for pity and non-blame. The instant messages between a teen and Foley are creepy to the [...]

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Great Names Category

Saturday, October 21, 2006 18:45 Comments Off

My favorite name for a tax-and-spend, redistributionist Democratic Senator is Michigan’s own Debbie Stabenow. We kindly refer to her as Debbie Stab-u-Now.

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“Safety” Nazis

Saturday, October 21, 2006 7:27 Comments Off

…..joined in a growing movement against traditional games played by young children in school gymnasiums and playgrounds. A few years ago, school administrators in the area, as well as around the country, took aim at dodgeball, saying it was an exclusionary and dangerous game. Modified versions now include softer balls and ways for children to [...]

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Would You Like Your Flu Shot?

Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:47 Comments Off

This time of year, like every year, is the time when you are constantly asked, “Would you like your flu shot today?” They ask you at the office, at the pharmacy, and at the Doc’s office. No, actually, I would not. Don’t bring that garbage anywhere near me. Each year, people rush to get what [...]

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Recruiting Entrepreneurs – with Private Money

Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:46 Comments Off

He’s always been an interesting guy, at least in the business sense: Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans/Rock Financial and owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Now he is funding a boot camp for young entrepreneurs called Bizdom U. Gilbert’s Bizdom U. is a nonprofit academy to be located on the campus of Wayne [...]

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Chesterton on Militarism

Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:35 Comments Off

A quote from G. K. Chesterton on militarism. “The professional soldier gains more and more power as the general courage of a community declines. Thus the Pretorian guard became more and more important in Rome as Rome became more and more luxurious and feeble. The military man gains the civil power in proportion as the [...]

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Shit on a Stick

Sunday, October 8, 2006 20:53 Comments Off

I love the ingenuity and the risk-taking of the market, but………like, this is really disgusting. There is likely a direct causal relationship between this sorta thing and the cellulite-jiggle epidemic….sigh.

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