Can’t Find My Way Home

I was dreaming about this song this afternoon while I was taking a short nap. So I thought I ought to post it. The words were a little different in my dream though “I’m naked and can’t find my way home”. Cross Posted at Power and Control

Great deal, sad day

I feel guilty. Driving around yesterday, I stumbled upon a massive liquidation sale here in Ann Arbor. It consists of the contents of the corporate HQ of Borders Books, and I bought a bunch of office supplies and computer stuff (including the computer I am writing this post on, and a real workhorse of a […]

Air Accident Investigation

Bill Whittle does a preliminary investigation of the recent Reno Air Races accident that killed 11 people. It is very good if you want to know what went wrong. And why nothing in life is risk free. Mind Your Own Business. Live Free Or Die. Thanks Bill! Cross Posted at Power and Control

Naked Lunch – 2011

I’m a fan of Naked Lunch. Especially the movie Naked Lunch. So imagine my surprise when I received a political fund raising e-mail that started off: Do you want to see Barack Obama and Lady Gaga win this week’s political battle? I know I sure don’t. As you know tomorrow is the 3rd Quarter FEC […]

Republican bigotry simplified

Bigotry these days is getting, like, really really complicated. But my goal is to simplify, and yes, I think I can. Today I marveled over Janeane Garofalo’s very serious claim that “Racist Republicans Support Herman Cain,” because it reminded me of my superciliously convoluted explanation of why Cain can’t win: He can’t win. That’s because the […]

Screaming Very Low Power Microprocessor

I have a new article up at ECN Magazine about a microprocessor that can do 90 billion instructions per second for a power cost of about 1 watt. Pretty good huh? It gets better. The chip has 144 processors in the package and when they are all idle the chip uses only 14 microwatts. GreenArrays […]

Sounds Of Silence

Alan Kellogg in the comments says you might like to compare this version:

Changing Times

The Wall Street Journal had a scare story up a while back to the effect of Needle Parks coming to the US. Well that is interesting and just more of the same old. What is really interesting is the comments. I’m going to excerpt a few of them. These two ignorant prohibitionists shamefully forgot to […]

Iran Sending Warships To US Coast

We do live in Interesting Times. Iran will be sending warships to the US coast. Iran’s navy will send ships into the Atlantic Ocean, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday. The vessels will sail out of the Persian Gulf and toward the U.S. East Coast as retaliation for American ships in the Persian Gulf. […]

Can we agree on the basics?

Glenn Reynolds linked a very thoughtful post by Pat Nolan at NRO about the Gibson Guitar raid, and I am in 100% agreement on the central point about federal overcriminalization. America has become overcriminalized. The Gibson raids highlight how America’s criminal-justice system has become a Rube Goldberg contraption of laws and sentencing policies that have […]

To Tell The Truth

Them crazies at Zero Hedge are at it again. The head of UniCredit global securities Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy had this to say: “the euro is “practically dead” and Europe faces a financial earthquake from a Greek default”… “The euro is beyond rescue”… “The only remaining question is how many days the hopeless rearguard action of European […]

A funnier “joke” than suspending elections?

Yesterday, North Carolina’s Democrat Governor, one Bev Perdue, made the following joke (at least, she says it was a joke): “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress […]

Ray Stevens On The President

Hilarious. H/T Patriot Action Network Cross Posted at Power and Control

A Local Comes Out Against Marijuana Prohibition

As you may or may not know Black support for the pResident is falling off a cliff. If the Head Man doesn’t do something about it soon he is a goner in 2012. So imagine my surprise when a local Black who writes an editorial column for the Rockford Register Star, Ed Wells, has come […]

Too Big To Fail Is Now Too Big To Save

Zero Hedge tells an interesting tale. The latest quarterly report from the Office Of the Currency Comptroller is out and as usual it presents in a crisp, clear and very much glaring format the fact that the top 4 banks in the US now account for a massively disproportionate amount of the derivative risk in […]


Now there is a novel concept. Practically unknown in America these days. The subject came up because of a comment TMI made to Eric’s post the feather yankee doodle stuck in his cap is now a federal felony!. Let me quote the bit by TMI that is pertinent: Gary Becker’s seminal work in crime and […]

the feather yankee doodle stuck in his cap is now a federal felony!

A front page article in today’s Wall Street Journal caused economist David Henderson to ask a disturbing question. “Is the United States a Police State?“ Such a question must be especially disturbing for an economist to feel compelled to ask. Here’s what Henderson says: I’m organizing a session on this at the Association for Private […]

The Unnecessary Is Inevitable

This is the Industry Week take on the Solyndra solar cell company’s crash and burn. What a complete — and unnecessary — disgrace the Obama administration’s performance in the Solyndra affair has been. Admittedly, not all the facts are out about the administration’s decision to award a $535 million dollar federal loan guarantee to the […]

The Real Purpose

Patriot Action Network is going on about the Government plan (implemented) to deliver guns to the Mexican Drug Cartels. One commenter said: The real purpose of “Fast and furious” program was to shut down the Texas gun shops. To which I responded. The real purpose of the Drug War is to attack the 2nd Amendment. […]

too much is worse than not enough

I’ve been biting off more than I could chew today, so I haven’t had time for a single post until just now, when I find myself all worn out with nothing to say. However, the other day I posted a YourTube video about biting off more than you can chew: Nearly half of the country […]