Archive for July, 2007

Photos Online

Saturday, July 28, 2007 22:12 Comments Off

I’ve been on vacation, but before I went, I dropped a few of my photos on Flickr. Here is my Flickr page. I suppose this experiment passes muster and I’ll continue to load my photos here. I have long toyed with the idea of building a separate website to house my many, many photos, but [...]

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TSA Incompetance, Arrogance, and Self-Importance

Friday, July 27, 2007 23:52 Comments Off

People who do not have to fly and thus have no quarrel with the TSA and its assininity really bug me. “Oh, just do what they ask and be done with it,” they say. This really happened to me because of some monkey who actually takes the government’s code colors seriously. On the way back [...]

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Cigars for Children

Thursday, July 26, 2007 23:24 Comments Off

By now, most people know about the assinine cigar tax. Washington, DC

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007 1:13 Comments Off

This is from the Detroit News regarding the Detroit Riot of 1967: What should we call what happened during those six chaotic days in July 1967 when 43 people died amid gunfire, looting, with whole sections of Detroit in flames? Many call it a “riot,” a term that conjures images of mobs acting spontaneously. Blacks [...]

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Heating Up an Old Debate on Immigration

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 23:29 Comments Off

I thought I’d seen poorly written articles before, but then I saw this one from L. Neil Smith. I have no idea why, but Mr. Smith rehashed an old Internet debate on immigration (involving Pat Buchanan, with both me and Steve Kubby responding to Pat in the negative), and went on a long and vicious [...]

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Vache Folle Just Kinda Slips Up

Friday, July 20, 2007 6:38 Comments Off

I’m not really sure what Vache Folle is attempting here. Apparently, in his mind, I am “looking askance at Chinese products in view of recent safety concerns” and believe the anti-China hysteris “is just another Commie plot to impoverish us all.” Hmmm, looking askance? Mr. Folle refers to this post. I can appreciate his opinion, [...]

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FoxNews Idiot Alerts

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 18:02 Comments Off
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Accounting and Accountability in Government

Saturday, July 14, 2007 13:02 Comments Off

This is a story about Linda Combs, who cleaned up the government’s financial reporting process. A remarkable fact jumps off the page at me: “Nineteen of the 24 agencies received unqualified audit opinions in 2005, a vast improvement compared to 1990, when only one had a clean audit opinion.” Then the article goes on to [...]

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If it can be reasonably construed to be rather real, then the fact that it is a plastic toy is irrelevant.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:56 Comments Off

“A New Jersey senator wants to make it illegal to sell or give to anyone under age 18 toy guns that look so realistic they can be mistaken for a real firearm.” Where does the insanity end?

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J.P. Morgan Upgrades Ford, GM

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 21:40 Comments Off

At the time this article ran on, and while the rest of the market sagged, J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock rating on General Motors and Ford. The reason? Betting on positive outcomes concerning worker benefits and “normalized” car sales. GM saw a 21.3% drop in its light vehicle sales for June, while Toyota, Honda, [...]

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