Postmodernist rape

Earlier Glenn linked an article titled “You’re not as kinky as you think” (with the equally reassuring subtitle “Massive Internet study finds that we’re all sexual deviants”) which didn’t so much remind me that I wasn’t as kinky as I thought, so much as it served as a reminder that if we stopped being so […]

If you can like, why can’t you dislike?

A Facebook “dislike” button is being called the most wanted product in 2011: Recently Facebook added “Questions” to their impressive list of features for the popular social networking website, today we thought we would look at other features which could be added, it seems to us as though a dislike button is what people really […]

If you can like, why can’t you dislike?

A Facebook “dislike” button is being called the most wanted product in 2011: Recently Facebook added “Questions” to their impressive list of features for the popular social networking website, today we thought we would look at other features which could be added, it seems to us as though a dislike button is what people really […]

The Riots In China You Never Heard About

This is a story I have been meaning to get to for over a week. I’ve been lazy. But with the “China’s Rise America’s Fall” stories being so prevalent these days I thought some counter balance was in order. And what are the riots about? Inflation and wages. Yesterday we reported news that has so […]

Another day, another Rubicon!

Hardly does a day go by in which I am not reminded of the blurring of the distinction between facts (often wistfully known as “the truth”) and opinions. On the rare days I am not reminded, it is only because I haven’t been as attentive to online content as I “should” be. As it often […]

Meet The New Era, Same As The Old Era

President Barack Obama’s appearance Wednesday in the White House briefing room to present a documented rebuttal of suspicions that he was not born on U.S. soil was more than just a surprise. It was a decisive new turn in the centuries-long American history of political accusation and innuendo. By directly and coolly engaging a debate […]

The game is over! Let the new game begin!

I should have been online last night but I wasn’t. I went out and saw a play. And now I’m really, really sorry! Because yesterday was a real milestone (well, sort of…) in the ongoing Birther drama and I missed it until this morning. Barack Obama has apparently released a copy of his so-called “long […]

Fukushima 28 April 2011

It has been a few days since my last round up and there have been some “events”. But first a couple of videos of critical importance. Radiation Safety has this report: Radiation in the #1 building is at highest levels since the crisis They don’t even know the source of the newly-elevated readings From the […]

Dispatches From The Continuing War On Things That Work

I’m in the habit of doing things like melting butter in the microwave in my pyrex measuring cups.    Now I wonder if it’s safe after seeing this over at Instapundit  http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-03/gray-matter-cant-take-heat And speaking of that, have there been any changes to hair dye?  I’m perfectly willing to admit that perhaps my hair is getting more […]

Awesome Crazy Sauce

I know Eric periodically writes about being tired of politics, where people get inherently crazy. However, at least in politics you could argue our whole way of life – if not our civilization – might be at stake. Certainly money is, and money, ultimately is the most real thing there is, (since in our civilization […]

“there is no mathematically sound way to fix our problems through legislation alone.”

This email was forwarded to me but it was written by Eric Odom, a libertarian Tea Party activist, and I thought I would share it with readers here. It’s long, so I’m putting the text in the extended area, lest people read it and mistake it for one of my posts. As to whether Odom […]

“Is the Republican field big enough for two libertarians?”

The question is on the minds of several commentators, and it is a good one. I think the answer is an obvious “YES.” I don’t think libertarian Republicans should be wringing their hands over this, because not only is it an indication that libertarianism is alive and well in the party, it also means Ron […]

Help Monitor Japan For Radiation

plutosdad at my post A Radiation Safety Expert Says – Tokyo Uh Oh left a link to the following post which I am going to repeat (most of it) here. I have no idea if these people are legit. But the idea is a good one. ==== This morning, my friend Sean Bonner e-mailed me […]

Got a prayer?

In an earlier email exchange with Sarah, I made a shocking conspiracy claim, which I decided to post here in the hope that someone can show me how wrong I am. Noting that a friend had loved him when he was New Mexico GGovernor, Sarah asked me whether I think Gary Johnson has a prayer. […]

Oil’s Well That Ends Well

Behold the New Iraq, exporting oil AND democracy, and set to become one of the richest countries in the world — at five times current levels they would be looking at about $25B per month in windfall wealth, in a country of ~25 million.  (Worth noting: no democracy has ever failed at that level of […]

A Radiation Safety Expert Says – Tokyo Uh Oh

A little bio of the radiation safety expert. I am a licensed medical dosimetrist from the U.S. currently living in the Philippines. Given the recent extraordinary events unfolding in Japan, i’ve decided to express, to the best of my ability, the dangers associated with the nuclear powerplant crises in Fukushima and how it may affect […]

Tilting towards texdrochellicality

I like Frank Chu. He’s not only refreshing, but he’s a sort of political warning post. It’s what can happen if you stick to your principles despite what most of us consider reality. In Zombie’s typically humorous coverage of a recent Obama fundraiser in San Francisco, (“Obama Visits the S(lush) F(und) Bay Area”), he said […]

Foreign Policy

I’m having a discussion over at Zero Hedge with Crockett. We are looking at Ron Paul’s idea of Foreign Policy. Needless to say – I’m not a fan. Way ahead of you Crockett, my man. I already make my world conform to my desires. And I’m not unhappy with the results. International politics is a […]

No matter what they say, “hate crime” has a fishy smell to it

The latest black on white attack in a McDonalds has gone bigtime viral, and as it just seethes with Culture War subtexts, I find myself unable to ignore it as I perhaps should. (Alas. Sometimes I think that what Trotsky said* about ignoring war applies to ignoring the Culture War.) Drudge has been linking the […]

Has your pain been examined by a moralist?

What is pain, and why is it considered a question of morality in the minds of so many people? To most linear, logical thinkers (and engineering types like my esteemed co-blogger M. Simon) the question will seem ridiculous, as it strikes such people as self-apparent that pain has nothing to do with morality. Pain is […]