Saturday breakfast?

Who are these people, and what are they saying?

Hate free isn’t!

Colby Cosh offers words of wisdom about new restrictions on free speech in Canada (criminalizing “hate speech” against homosexuals): ….what’s good for “equality” is usually very bad for liberty, and this case is no different. While Canadian politics have become consumed to obsession with the issue of homosexual marriage–the precise equivalent of a ferocious national […]

More terrorism, less unhappiness!

They’re all still trying to whack away at the Second Amendment based on an unending attack on John Lott’s statistics, and while I agree with Glenn Reynolds that an an independent study should probably be done, my point is that statistics are often completely ridiculous. This study (link also via Instapundit) proves it: The Paradox […]

My worst fears confirmed — and don’t you DARE laugh at me!

Another Friday, another online test! This one is designed to tell you which personality disorder you have, and I am indebted to my favorite stalker, Ray Baumgardner: paranoid Which Personality Disorder Do You Have? brought to you by Quizilla Of course, now that I have posted this, I will know that all of you are […]

“Hurricane Hillary” — You heard it here first!

… At least I think I was first. Anyway, I am delighted to see that the phrase caught on, and on today’s editorial page of the Washington Times! Hurricane Hillary is a more powerful storm entirely. Bill Clinton, whose fingerprints have been all over the Clark boomlet for weeks, finally said what anyone paying attention […]

So particular!

I’m afraid that blogging will soon be impossible around here, as the power has been flickering already and it really is irresponsible for me to even have this computer turned on. (So, I think this will be my past post tonight.) I did blog about atomic change recently, and while it wasn’t about subatomic particles, […]

Hurricane Hillary?

I don’t mean to belabor the point about Hillary’s top secret stealth campaign for the presidency…. However, it’s hard to ignore the latest weather report. Despite Bubba’s latest remarks, Hillary is still very, very quiet…. But isn’t the eye of the hurricane always quiet? UPDATE: It occurred to me that some of my readers might […]

If I had an air hammer….

Let’s talk about some real nuts-and-bolts issues. If there is one thing I can’t stand, it’s when too much torque is used in tightening bolts. I worked in a variety of places as an auto mechanic, and one of the first things I learned is NOT to use too much torque, especially when using air […]

Preventing flight (and all other means of escape)

I can’t think of a better reason not to fly than this (link from Radley Balko). Jet Blue shared “confidential” records on 5 million passengers with the federal government, which in turn fed them to private contractors, which then sifted and combed through personal data, including: 1. gender (they mean sex) 2. home specifics – […]

How hot issues grow cold….

Working with air conditioning is enough to make a libertarian out of anyone. Once you realize that freon was abandoned for R-134a for fraudulent reasons, and all it has done is increase prices and complicate everyone’s lives (because the two gases are incompatible), you might start to become very cynical about politics. And “science.” But […]

Chilling details

Instapundit linked to this broadside from a Bush supporter fed up with “an agenda creeping slowly towards totalitarianism.” She says it “scares the juices right out of me,” and cites a chilling report on Patriot II (which scares me too — except when I get scared I get mad at the people who want to […]

A great omen!

I have always maintained that two heads are better than one. Well, look at this! You can read the full story here. Considering the snake’s long association with healing in ancient Rome, as well as the association of two heads with Janus, the god of gates and doorways, the ancient soothsayers might see this as […]

Little do I know…

There was some Big News today. The Ninth Circuit postponed the recall election in California. The most earthshaking development, however, came from the real world: Instapundit’s dramatic defection to the Other Side may spell the End of War in Our Time. By comparison, tonight’s news runs from the frustrating to the infuriating: First, I found […]

No submission from Arnold!

One brave man has finally spoken out about Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has demanded that he answer questions about moral issues: “We are very concerned about the report of Arnold’s promiscuity and he must come forward and tell us if it stopped when was 29 or if continued” said Rev. Sheldon. — Reuters, August 30, 2003 […]

Definitely not cool!

My car conked out yesterday in a bad way. I visited a friend, then when I returned to my car and attempted to crank it over, there was a hideous noise and smoke started pouring from under the hood. I shut it off, then opened the hood and asked my friend to tentatively turn the […]

Breakthrough in miniaturization

Justin Case (my mysterious research assistant) just told me about these tiny little horses, which live 50 years, and are about the same size as a dog. I have had dogs all my life, and I have ridden horses since I was a kid, although not as often as I would like; horses are, after […]

Rome wasn’t built in a day…

Steven Malcolm Anderson is really onto something (and not what everybody probably thinks) when he says: I’m a girl. I must be a girl. Sex is spiritual. Told you. That was his reaction after reading this: Before the idea of homosexuality was invented (or discovered) by Viennese psychoanalyst, nobody was gay, as we now understand […]

More statistics, less truth!

I have been taken to task for my post about guns the other day: Eric Scheie argues that statistics about guns and crime “have no bearing on basic constitutional rights”. I?m afraid that all the pro-gun folks who have based arguments on Lott?s statistics would seem to disagree with him. Well! If there’s one thing […]

Atomic change?

Still thinking about Stephen Green’s wonderful quote…. And this one’s not bad either: We could have gone full Roman on anyone we wanted, but we didn?t. (via Instapundit) Yeah, who needs to shoot the A-bomb at asteroids in outer space when there are more dangerous rocks right here on earth to whack? (And they’re small […]

Quote of the day

Dread is for the weak; defiance is, perhaps, the American virtue.” — Stephen Green If I’d spent all day, I couldn’t have come up with a classical quotation to equal that one. Read the post too; it’s brilliant.