Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 7:53 pm
Well, worked hard enough that I think I can come home (sort of) a day early, Thursday night instead of mid-day Friday.
- Our press missed another one. Or did I miss the flood of reporting and in depth analysis (I don’t think I did).
- Spot on, for myself Cassian trumped Augustine and I crossed the Bosporus.
- A proposal. Comments?
- So … do you think it worked or not?
- Western Europeans should not be proud.
- Speaking of which, … a suggestion.
- A bad anti-gun argument, which makes a case for women to be armed and trained, which I’m (just) guessing wasn’t the point.
- Boredom. Never a problem with the universe, which is endlessly fascinating, but with you. Kids don’t appreciate being told that however.
- Liberals will never ever believe that even though true.
- So, why illegal (besides government is up to it’s normal tricks, e.g., being stupid). And seems to me you should be signing things to get not refuse liability coverage. Our society has it bas-ackwards.
- Hack. Spit. (all I have to say, except geesh Biden is contemptible)
- No, no no. Democrats are the cargo cultists in that analogy, Kerry is the faux airplane.
- Pride in your country, eh?
- Love of sport.
- Criticism of Pickety (HT).
- A good response to the “plagarism because of PTSD” excuse.
- If you didn’t think people were incredibly weird … just sayin‘
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 8:52 am
From the city of Henderson, affixed to the somewhat ghastly garish city of Los Vegas comes … links
- Re Piketty.
- Non-violence and guns, what you didn’t know, part one and two.
- Ballet noted.
- The unimpressive Mr Kerry’s impressively bad idea. The “bad” is the reason for the repeated adjective.
- Foodly notions.
- Surprise, not.
- Diogenes failed to find an honest man. Liberal’s arguing that the “state” in the Obamacare mandate included the feds … are evidence he’d still be looking. Liberals who argue that way are impressively dishonest. Look when you specifically design a thing to exclude the fed subsidy as an incentive to get states to buy in … then you can’t down the road argue you mean to include fed subsidies. You just can’t, and retain any sense of respect.
- Won’t end well.
- A top ten headline.
- What is it.
- Failing, as so many do, to replace “terrorist” with synonyms like “mass murderers” and/or “serial killers”. Because that is what they are. And no, “this isn’t personal it’s political” doesn’t excuse mass murder. Sorry.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 8:14 pm
Man. It’s hot down South, especially when where you work isn’t air conditioned. I kept wiping sweat from my laptop keyboard today.
- or should the be Mmmm.
- So. Is turnabout fair play?
- Up up and away.
- First off … as far as I can see Putin and Russia have nothing to gain (and perhaps some to lose) by doing so. Anybody out there think they can see a gain for them? If not, then this is not a surprise.
- Let’s see, those who study gun violence find said violence has little sensitivity to gun control legislation yet the left promotes that above all else to control said violence. A pattern emerges. Stupid travels in packs.
- Statism and its effects.
- I travel quite a bit. This I’ve never noticed.
- Mr Dungy’s remarks. If Mr Dungy had said, “I wouldn’t want to draft the President’s son (assume for a moment the President or some similarly famous individual had entering the draft as a prospective 5th (!!!) round offensive linemen) because of the press and attention and non-football related distractions surrounding him.” People would nod understanding. Guess what. Same thing here. You people who want to find a bigot under every rock … are practicing what you wish to detract.
- From the opinion, the salient quote. Principled objections?
- A film noted. I think it’s important to point out, realistic gun behavior (unlike the film in question) improves not detracts the story, the drama, and the tension. It works in books. Why doesn’t the US film industry get that?
- Musing on the future.
- The other way the “health care costs” are bent down. And it’s not a good way, which is to say eschewing progress.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 8:31 pm
So, emergency run Sunday night through today to a customer site. Ahm back.
- To distinguish from the amphibian crises.
- A description of liberal attitudes.
- Summertime homework.
- Grist for the marriage discussion.
- Sounds likely, although I think the correlation is that increased wealth leads to more consumption and wealth tracks also with green.
- Two dismal wizards disagree.
- Qualified is not a high on the Democratic voter’s list of concerns.
- When I was growing up, reading the books, honor was important and I still think it is. Killing your children however doesn’t remotely connect with any notion of honorable actions that I’ve ever heard of. It would be nice if the right meaning of honor became the primary one again.
- Tis true.
- He rode and tried to get back in the bunch for almost an hour. Remember that.
- I suspect caffeine and alcohol and sugar aren’t on this list.
- Put these two posts together, here and here.
- A book noted. another one of a different sort.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 8:58 am
A little late, ’cause feedly seemed to be down.
- Voter Id coming back into the news.
- But this probably won’t be. Hopefully, ’cause it sounds like sound and fury signifying very little.
- Works for me. And I should be ashamed, I guess.
- That right/left ire, a clue to a possible cause.
- More Clinton backstory.
- Sexual “harassment” and poorly thought out guidelines.
- A book noted.
- Something for the affirmative action fans.
- The party ‘gainst women.
- So. There’s a “border crises”. Lots of talk. Allegedly for some reason which nobody seems to talk about suddenly (?) thousands of unaccompanied minors are flooding across our southern border. Why? It seems odd to me that nobody at all seems to be talking about that. When you have a bacterial infection you take antibiotics and not drugs to combat fever. Because that’s the root cause.
Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 7:49 pm
Fourth of July last weekend.
- Just remember, bloating and excessive urination.
- This silliness is making the rounds.
- It’s on my bookshelf (and bucket list, if I had one).
- A bad use of the word “but”.
- Of Primping and display. I’m unimpressed by the whole experiment. Men who “shave below the neck” are swimmers and bodybuilders. Gosh that’s a horrible thing to emulate. Cyclists shave their legs.
- Doctors and basic math and logic.
- Don’t worry, famous jurists make logic errors ala little Sonia.
- Religion and life.
- Nature photo-bombing.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 pm
So, after midnight last night, power was restored (Monday my hometown had tornadoes which didn’t touch down pass over … much tree damage and power outages resulted). Now the Hurricane Sandy/Katrina survivors are not impressed by 30 hours (but with fresh water and gas) as something to note, and it wasn’t that bad, but … it is nice to have power again nevertheless.
- Something liberal school administrators (and politicians) have trouble understanding.
- Case in point.
- A weak defense of Ms Clinton’s rape defense case.
- Two lists, one with everything not that is not a empty hard vacuum and the other list has everything else. Not very useful, eh?
- And then … I met Mr Clinton.
- So, I’m going to not remark overmuch on the Hobby Lobby decision which brought a big explosion of stupid from the left (e.g., “this mean if I have a religious call to kill this decision allows that” (Chicago Tribune columnist … hint: no it doesn’t) or Gosh why do companies like Hobby Lobby not object to viagra (Pheminist Filosophers … hint: a closely held company could … but consider what you’re asking about … d’ya think you can find a real religion worshiped in this country by any plurality that doesn’t favor fertility and family over killing children and fetus? Theology and life vs death, very little theology prefers the latter. Not actually so very hard to imagine.) This post, is the closest to an intelligent response from the left, but strikes out on point 5, in which he somehow forgets the reasoning that was allowed sort of in point 2 … that is the court found that the burdening of beliefs was not tenable (for closely held corps) when non-burdened alternatives exist, which they did as it was allowed already for others. Or in other words, see the first itemized point in this post.
- Here’s someone who believes the IRS “lost” all those emails by 6 independent computers all “happened” to be eaten by their respective dogs. The point is moot, as the most reasonable response is to allow that the matters which these emails where to have “cleared up” is, on failure to produce the requested data, that it means the accusation is deemed to have been found true.
- So, if true, the IRS under Obama has been totally corrupted by partisan bias. Welcome to the new world, in which the left has decided a partisan IRS is a good thing. Wonder if they’ll still feel that way the next time we have President from the right. After all, everyone does agree that turnabout is fair play … that’s axiomatic, right?
- A statistic.
- This point might also be recalled during homosexuality is sin discussions.
- On the poverty and Ms Clinton affair. I also read Mr Clinton has offered that “we were 7 million in debt” … ahem. Mr Clinton, I’m pretty sure your debts were all covered (off the books, IRS-wise) by selling pardons in your last week or so in office.
- I disagree with this SCOTUS ruling. I’d offer that no union should be able to collect “dues” from any non-members. Ever. Under any conditions. Not one penny. That’s just wrong.
- My interest has waxed … we’re getting closer to the finals. For what it’s worth, I’m rooting for the Netherlands (mostly because they skated so well in the winter Olympics).
- A fellow blogger under duress.
- It can order. It cannot compel.
- If this is news for you. I’ve got more … kindergarten is over. Grow up.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Woo. Tomorrow US/Germany FIFA, eh?
- Getting close to Japanese bushido (goal in life is a good death) or Christian thoughts (that you will not perfect your life without (a) God’s intervention and (b) not in this life). Well, that’s how I saw that quote.
- Yet thousands and thousands of 500 foot tall windmills taking terawatts out of wind energy out of the atmosphere will have no climate effects.
- In part because the security industries continued existence depends on them actually not solving the problem.
- Back when fossil fuel burning industrialized Woolly Mammoth society endangered the planet.
- Fire them all.
- Resistance to antibiotics.
- A little cuteness.
- Except the man was stupid enough to not notice while finding his gate, boarding and talking to fellow passengers.
- Actually it’s not criminal. However a Volokh poster the other day did point out the actual consequences, which are interesting to consider (but I’m not finding the link). The upshot was that in a court of law if you fail to produce expected evidence like this with no excuse the ruling is that the expected evidence is held found to be against you. Which in this case means the IRS emails should be viewed in the absence of their production, as indicating both White House involvement and intentional political motivations. Glad they settled that so firmly, eh?
- One of the world’s demographic time bombs.
- Just one election.
- One of the two Benghazi scandals involving Ms Clinton. The other being her claim that she had no involvement in the security arrangements, which is either a lie or evidence of law breaking (by statute the Sec of State must sign off on all embassy security details).
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 9:58 pm
Well the Midwest has been having a spate of T-storms. Last night’s flight suffered a few delays, but eventually I got home.
- Entropy is the clue, I’d think.
- Echoes of that seminal Ratzinger/Habermas debate (the debate text can be purchased as a book, btw).
- Professional students, literally.
- If you intentionally misunderstand and then pretend insult … that’s a form of lying.
- Liberal academics on employment push the “do what I say, not what I do” tactic it seems.
- Much of this post might be right, but it ends with an absolute falsehood, “The widespread availability of high-powered military-grade weaponry does not keep us secure from tyranny ” … uhm. Hello? high powered military grade weaponry is illegal, scarce, and anything but widespread and available. Sorry. Fantasy doesn’t help you make your point.
- The actual trademarks you can freely use now.
- Cyber-warfare, electoral variety.
- 2 against 55.
- He probably regretted both.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:17 pm
Woo, going home tomorrow night. 14 hours ahead of schedule.
- A self-referential (somewhat hilarious) remark by Ms Clinton. Seriously though she’s right, the left elite should not terrorize the rest of us.
- Higher education and some more self-referential remarks by another left elitist.
- Somewhat in the same vein, an employee becomes an actual loyal employee, when apparently he figures he’s doing something else. Color me confused.
- Who in their right mind thinks it was accidental (or actually lost) … but setting that aside, that brings up the other side of the coin, i.e., those document saving standards they’d like us to keep … well? If y’all can’t do what you force us to do, well … (hack spit) words fail!
- On that same topic, at the end points 1-6 … well only 2 seems right. Five an indictment of the current President. Regarding #4 … there should be lots and lots of copies of those “missing” emails on different, uhm, tapes and servers.
- Dog. Wagged. Just like with Mr bin Laden.
- A story. (HT) 21st century Tinkerbell.
- Some FIFA stats.
- Well, as for the last two panels, the guys you realize are talking about guns, sports, or beer … the girls about, well, people they know. There is a difference (viva la and all that)
- Not mentioned in this list is how many the Ukraine gave up when Clinton assured them the US had their back. Bet you they regret giving them up now, eh?
- In which “they are paid” apparently doesn’t mean “have a job” which it normally would I’d think.
- What is learned from studying history.
- Snowflakes chance you know where of that.
- Dismal indeed.