Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Opening Up With Both Barrels

Orson Scott Card has put out a column in which he excoriates the media for what he calls a complete lack of honor or honesty:

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie — that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad — even bad weather — on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.

Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means . That's how trust is earned.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Consequence of Marrying a Coworker

I have found that I now have direct deposit:

My paycheck is directly deposited with my wife.

Thank you, be sure to tip your waitresses.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Have Got to Get This Book

But I probably won't. This election may already be doing bad things to my blood pressure, and I don't intend to vote for the guy anyway. So I'll refer you to someone who has read it:

I've Lost Faith in the Messiah

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Let's Not Have a Neo-Deal

I was always taught that the New Deal was needed to end the Great Depression. Well, so much for the conventional wisdom.

So for the love of God lets not have the government "fix" our economy again.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

So Who is Watching?

It would seem that the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating. Clearly there is a need for new ideas.

Now I am not one who thinks that Congressional oversight is a panacea. But then, if you are of that type, you should probably be wondering why the Senate hasn’t been keeping its eye on the matter. Perhaps a member of that subcommittee could have lit a fire

Monday, October 06, 2008

Subtle Bias at Microsoft?

An observation from posting:

I use a tablet PC for blogging. Sometimes the handwriting recognition is a little wonky. Those of you who know my handwriting are now saying "Ted, a computer that could read your handwriting would be a contender for the Turing Test." But that's beside the point.

Until I programmed in Obama into the dictionary, it kept reading it as Osama.

So, Mr. Gates, are there some sneaky Republicans in your labs?

Learning Through Comedy

It has struck me the degree to which people view those in the other parts of the political spectrum by mere stereotypes. Not sure you know the stereotypes? Allow Richard Jenni to explain.

'Nuff said.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Company You Keep

Some people would like to say that Obama's connection to the Weather Underground's Bill Ayers is no big big deal.

A simple question for those folks: Would a Republican's past history with David Duke matter?

Just trying to show what objectivity would look like.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Debate Storage Locker

This is where I put articles for those times where end up saying "I read it somewhere"

A brief history of lax lending standards. Via Instapundit

Even better via Protein Wisdom.

Remember, Obama came out of Chicago with no reputation as a reformer.