Now they threaten to withhold sex? How small of them!

What is worse? Heightism or Obamacareism? More properly, I should say sexual Heightism or sexual Obamacareism for that’s what we’re talking about. First, take heightism: …A while back, I conducted a poll: “Would you go out with a guy who’s shorter than you?” Around 40 percent of the women who responded said: “Hell-to-the-no.” Another 32 […]

Tea Party Coordination

Thanks to Instapundit hints I was able to locate a coordination site for the Tea Party movement. They are currently featuring The Contract From America. Welcome to the Contract From America initiative, where you can join your fellow Americans in a collaborative grassroots effort to create a document that offers real change in Washington, D.C. […]

China Is Bubbling

It looks like real estate in China is going through a massive bubble. It is still on the upswing side. We don’t really have a view on when it will end; [but] we do have a view that this is a bubble. Real estate is very much driven by government policy. This year we have […]

Exploring a minor issue in “religious” detail

A story on the front page of the real estate section in today’s Detroit Free Press (“Rules hinder low-income buyers’ loans“) featured a young couple’s tale of woe over their failure to qualify for a federal loan: Lucas Harrison-Zdenek has tried twice since last summer to get a federal loan to buy a foreclosed home. […]

Smoke and Mirrors (A Rube Awakening)

Mark Steyn sizes up Barack Obama: In the last 60 years, the size of America’s state and local workforce has increased five times faster than the general population. But the president says it’s still not enough: We have to incentivize even further the diversion of our human capital into the government machine. Like most lifelong […]

Let’s Talk About Political Correctness!

Let’s talk about Political Correctness. And then let’s dispose of the concept and the mental gags it places on thought, and the knee jerk reactions one way or another, and start using our brains to think about history and culture — beyond race and logically.

A Solar Powered Government

A wind and solar powered government? I kid you not. WASHINGTON — The federal government, the nation’s largest energy consumer, will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% over the next decade, the White House will announce today. “It’s a real opportunity to lead by example,” says Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the White House Council […]

left wing fat cat corporatist fesses up
(and tugs at conservative heart strings)

What is a blogger to do when a hypothetical example turns out to be a real-life truth? And what is a right-of-center blogger to do when he finds himself feeling sorry for (and downright supportive of) the hated Michael Moore? As I will explain, both of these things have just happened to me. In order […]

An Economics Rap

I’d say this is about the best that can be expected from combining the rap music video style and economic texts. Pretty fly for some white guys. Books mentioned in this video: F. A. Hayek – The Fatal Conceit J.M. Keynes – The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money H/T commenter simentt via e-mail […]

Postmodern Robotics

I came across a most interesting discourse on reality. Technical reality to be exact. Our precise aim is to show that there is no such thing as a robot; that a robot is no more a machine than a statue is a living being; that is merely a product of the imagination, of man’s fictive […]

Full Disclosure

Company CEOs that lobby for CO2 taxes or other measures for CO2 abatement are going to be required to tell shareholders about the possible effects of such legislation on their companies. Washington, DC – Corporate CEOs who have been actively lobbying for cap-and-trade climate legislation may soon find themselves in an embarrassing position thanks to […]

Some thoughts on Obama, Alito, and the new war on the First Amendment

While publicly excoriating the Supreme Court at a State of the Union Address constitutes a new low by itself, in this case, the low is made lower by the fact that the president — a former constitutional law professor — didn’t even get his legal analysis right. Even leftie Times analyst Linda Greenhouse noted that […]

Illinois Governor’s Race 2010

It looks like Adam is endorsed by a Cold War Hero. Breaking news: Lech Walesa, Nobel Laureate and former President of Poland, has endorsed Republican candidate Adam Andrzejewski (and G F ski) for Illinois Governor. From The American Spectator: It’s not every day that a Nobel Prize winner becomes involved in a U.S. election, but […]

Well after all, “pork” is a verb….

Argentine president Christina Fernandez said something that I doubt our PETA-plagued president could have gotten away with saying: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s president thinks eating pig meat is really sexy. Many people in this beef-loving nation reacted with surprise Thursday after Cristina Fernandez promoted pork in a speech during which she not only […]

Warmists Gain New Ally

Osama has a new trick in his bag. Global Warming. No. Really. A new message said to be from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has blamed global warming on the US and other big industrial nations. I wonder why he had nothing to say about China? Their CO2 production exceeds that of the US and […]

Moral relativism is bad enough without the moral lectures

Funny that I’d been talking about deeper subtexts and bullshit narratives earlier today, because I want to discuss a “moral” issue that’s been annoying me lately. “Moral” is in quotes because it has to be; I can’t figure out morality at all anymore. No really. Not just my morality, but anyone’s. (Everyone’s? Or is that […]

The deeper subtext of “deeply entrenched divisions”

I don’t want to dwell on the SOTU address (which I avoided live-blogging for that very reason), but what surprises me is that anyone would be puzzled by the president’s stubborn refusal to move himself (or urge his party to move) towards the center. I think he’s concerned with one thing only — winning reelection […]

Drone Control

And that brings up an interesting bit of information. Gaming improves thinking. Ongoing research conducted by the Office of Naval Research suggests “that video games can help adults process information much faster and improve their fundamental abilities to reason and solve problems in novel contexts.” This as posted at the United States Department of of […]

Two New Reports Say….

Geoffrey Lean is Britain’s longest-serving environmental correspondent, having pioneered reporting on the subject almost 40 years ago. (according to the mast head at Telegraph.UK) Well he has got a hold of two new super scientific reports that say that for sure glaciers are melting and it is all man’s fault. But I don’t want to […]

“not now”

Yes. The president just said that. Again. In the SOTU address. For once I agree with the president’s words. (See my previous post.) MORE: At 09:49 p.m., he just said “Not now” again. It’s a mantra. Not now more than ever! MY OVERALL REACTION: While I get tired of his repetitive style of rhetoric, all […]