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{ Monthly Archives } March 2009

Following the rules is so gauche

None of the big blogs I read have mentioned the news item today that our soon-to-be-ex governor Sebelius didn’t pay all of her taxes.  Has Obama nominated anyone for anything who has actually followed the rules?  Apparently the whole tax cheat thing has just become a given for Obama appointees and not worth the time […]

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The voice of moderation

Sometimes, when I write things about our Dear Leader and our congresscritters, I think, in retrospect, that I may perhaps have been a bit harsh.  Then I run across things like this in today’s Asia Times: The “yikes!” comment at the end is chosen specifically to indicate that the preceding section is “Bad, but I’ve […]

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Hopey-changey

So, the GM stock I bought a couple of years ago at $32.95 is worth $2.70 today ($2.67 in after-hours trading).  That’s a 92% loss in value.  Not, I must say, all Obama’s fault, although after yesterday, I’m pretty sure my investment is going to be absolutely worthless.  The funny part is that I considered […]

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My kingdom for a horse

Or, perhaps a camera. I tried to take Kali outside yesterday. I finally got her out in the snow. I wish my camera wasn’t broken. I would really like to have a picture of the look she gave me. Something on the order of “you do realize the snow is higher than my butt, right?” […]

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C vs. W

Some website I was on recently (don’t remember where – I do remember snorting at it and then moving on) had in the comments a spiel by some rabid greenie who insisted that the flood in Fargo was proof of global warming. People, there is a difference between climate and weather. Weather is the clouds, […]

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Oops, I missed it.

I intended to celebrate Earth Hour by being contrarian, but I missed it altogether. I’m thinking I should get a pass, however, as we have a TV on nearly 24 hours a day (the Head Rat uses it for a night light – a necessary precaution as vertigo + darkness is a dangerous combination). I […]

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Spring Housecleaning, pt. 2

Since I’ve been tinkering tonight, I decided to go ahead and copy the Stupid Criminal tricks material to Ratlands.  There is a link in the sidebar now.  There are only 4 stories at the moment.  I remember that when I was writing them I had (and still have) several more in the works, but I […]

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Numbers

If you’ve got 9 and a half minutes this is an absolutely amazing example of the pathology that results from crossing an obsession with movies with a crazy idea involving numbers with an OCD personality. (via QandO)

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Spring Housecleaning

I thought it was about time to update the site.  I’m not sure I like the new layout.  I’m especially not sure about the “tag cloud”.  I’ll tinker with it for a few days.  Maybe it will grow on me.  I’m still in the process of updating and cleaning out the blogroll. And, as an […]

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Cultural references

I have a (previously unannounced because I thought it should have been a no-brainer) policy of not posting pictures of teen heartthrob boy bands here at Ratlands*.  First, it would be creepy, really creepy.  Second, they pay millions of dollars for publicists to do that sort of thing.  Third, seriously… So, it pains me greatly […]

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