Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
While this comment at Balloon Juice doesn't actually use the word evil, it does go to the personalization of political discourse. Please, can someone liberal please step up and debate in such a way that I can have a civil drink with them? Not too much to ask, is it?
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sure, let's block the view of the peep holes for burglars. Also, can you imagine the damage that the glue might end up doing? Finally, it would seem to be rather labor intensive to get the folds and placement just right.
Link via Dave Barry
Friday, June 23, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
A 79-year-old woman set to be tried on charges that she fatally shot her 85-year-old ex-beau is being deprived of her constitutional right to a fair trial, her attorney said.Call this one a loser. The idea in America is that every citizen is equal under the law. Therefore, there is only one status in America, and all are peers by definition. Her lawyer should be looking for jurors who have been jilted in relationships. Those folks would be the peers he should want on the jury.
Driskell is nearly a decade older than the legal age for exemption as a juror in the state of Georgia, which is 70.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Count me in with everyone else, the referee sucked big time. Interesting thing about that guy, he had been suspended before after complaints from fellow referees. Let's hope it happens again.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Good to see that someone with at least peripheral responsibility in the Katrina aid mess stepping up to do the right thing. I'd like to see that lawyer who took $1,000 make the donation of such funds.
Insert lawyer joke here.
I think that there needs to be some responsibility on the part of the marginal increase of reader/viewership who seem only interested in carnage. Come on people, don't be such news vultures.
It's a macabre example of win-win in what economists call a "common-interest game," say Bruno S. Frey of the University of Zurich and Dominic Rohner of Cambridge University.
"Both the media and terrorists benefit from terrorist incidents," their study contends. Terrorists get free publicity for themselves and their cause. The media, meanwhile, make money "as reports of terror attacks increase newspaper sales and the number of television viewers."
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The GAO uncovered records showing that $1,000 from a FEMA debit card went to a Houston divorce lawyer; $600 was spent in a strip club and $400 was spent on "adult erotica products," all of which auditors concluded were "not necessary to satisfy legitimate disaster needs."You put out money on the honor of the populace in general, you're going to find the bad apples. Too bad it costs so much to bring them out.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
A Kobe beef hot dog ($14) pairs well with fries topped with Asiago cheese and truffle oil ($4.50).And who said that in the future there would only be McDonald's?
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
is to prove
that a much-publicized prescription for defeating aging by biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey was "so wrong that it was unworthy of learned debate."So some people are going to use learned debate to prove something is unworthy thereof? Sounds a bit self-defeating to me.
Link via Instapundit.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
In short, a corporation can only exert influence over and by what it owns. If you let the government have too much power, it becomes something worthwhile to buy. Check my last entry for a tongue in cheek take on that idea. But seriously, a corporation can only influence what it owns. People may have griped about Microsoft acting like a monopoly, but you certainly weren't looking over your shoulder for Bill Gates when you were last getting a physical. Nor would Wal-Mart have much to do with the cost of milk, what with the subsidies in effect. But in both cases, the government is right there, or threatens to be there. So why wouldn't corporations want to buy some of that?
Government influence is the ultimate contraband, and the only way to fight it is to cut off the production of it.