Quantcast

Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 19 2008

Do I Do That?

So I was at the local ScienceBlogs million comment party last night. I was talking to Amanda Laden about something to do with Greg’s blog. She started a comment, obviously meant to lead to some other point, with, “There was the guy you were arguing with recently.” I though, Let’s see, most recently. “Do you …

Continue reading »

Sep 18 2008

The Secret Liberal Agenda

You’ve seen it, heard it, read it. You’ve seen the people who say, “Yeah, what Obama is saying isn’t so bad [or even, is great], but if he gets into power he’ll XX,” where XX is “put everyone on welfare” or “put terrorists in his cabinet” or “really try to teach the Kama Sutra to …

Continue reading »

Sep 16 2008

Why Social Security Isn’t Private

The last time the stock markets took a big downturn, in 2002, an interesting thing happened. It wasn’t just those with 401(k)s/403(b)s and IRAs who were affected, although they were. By that point, 401(k)s had been in existence for over 20 years, about half of many people’s working lifetimes. People nearing retirement age watched the …

Continue reading »

Sep 16 2008

Obama on the Markets

Not content to patch up this crisis, he wants to keep them from happening again. I do not believe that government should stand in the way of innovation, or turn back the clock to an older era of regulation. But I do believe that government has a role to play in advancing our common prosperity: …

Continue reading »

Sep 15 2008

Music as Memory

I remember down in Galveston,When storm winds swept the town,The high tides from the ocean, Lord,Put water all around. When I heard that a hurricane was headed for Galveston, I shuddered. Thousands of people in Galveston did not, electing to stay on the island during the storm. Two thousand of those have escaped or been …

Continue reading »

Sep 14 2008

Palin Exposé

Hey, look! There’s a new biography of Sarah Palin coming out before the election! This will be the in-depth, thoroughly investigated, hard-hitting detailing of her background that we’ve all been wai–what? Oh. It’s coming out from Zondervan Press, a Christian religious publisher. It wasn’t planned before McCain’s inexplicable announcement (because no one thought her worth …

Continue reading »

Sep 14 2008

A What?

In case you’ve ever wondered what a digital cuttlefish is or how it would work its way into my blogroll, here’s a hint: The other day, when I went outTo give the pigs their slop,I noticed something quite unique,That caused my jaw to drop:My eyes bugged out a little bit;My brain was doing flips–For every …

Continue reading »

Sep 12 2008

Slick 4 Prez

Oh, how I love Sinfest. Er, it’s a cartoon. With something to offend everyone. Last week, it was the Republicans. Start here to watch Slicky choose his VP. Get introduced to the concept of a PILF. And whatever you do, don’t stop reading before the “hair-off.”

Sep 11 2008

They’re Daleks? That Explains So Much

A friend flew out of town on Sunday. While in the airport, he noticed something curious. The RNC still had an ad running in the commercial loop on the TV monitors in the bookstores. I knew I’d heard the music before, and finally placed it … it’s the Kaled victory march! I loitered in the …

Continue reading »

Sep 10 2008

State of Terror

From a conversation with a friend today: My world is largely divided into people who scoff at the idea that I could be scary and people who are terrified of me. There is a small group of people who see the potential for terror but aren’t scared, although they do have visible moments of wariness. …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts