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{ Monthly Archives } September 2010

You can’t make this stuff up

(Well actually, you can.  2nd rate science fiction writers do it all the time. ) The UN has designated a Malaysian Astrophysicist as Earth’s official spokesperson, should we be visited by aliens.  She works for Unoosa, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Unoosa.  Sounds like the name of Kirk’s large chested, green skinned […]

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United States Bureau of Journals and Blank Books

Humor from Dr. Boli.  Although I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if such a government entity actually exits.

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First Waterboarding, now…

Restricting access to Ice Cream. Because we’re EVIL.

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Income inequality

Coyote talks about income inequality.  Personally, I think that income inequality arguments are a cheap and specious justification for income redistribution based on the faulty premise that wealth is a zero sum game.  Coyote talks about new research that suggests that the figures given to prove that the gap between rich and poor is increasing […]

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Quote of the Week

Wait.  I already did that this week.  Maybe I’ll just have to go with a Quote of the Day.  Anyway, here are four more Quotes of the Whatever. From Law Dog, another of his answers to the 2nd Amendment “20 questions“: Do you believe that 30,000 gun deaths a year is too many? Compared to […]


Go with what you know

Or perhaps I should say, “Stick with what you know.” I am a big fan of U2 (or at least their early stuff, as I haven’t bought or even heard their last few albums).  Joshua Tree is, in my opinion, one of the greatest records ever made.  It is one of 2 albums I own […]

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The plural of “anecdote”

There’s an absolutely stunning post at The Law Dog Files.  The post is a series of answers to “20 questions” from a gun control advocate (who is apparently a member of the Brady Campaign Board, although that information is not accessible on her web site).  If you are at all interested in your 2nd amendment […]

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I don’t think I’m going to come up with anything better than this for Quote of the Week: You couldn’t stop yourselves from trying to further weaken and wreck this country if you tried. And the more your beloved rulers “accomplish,” the worse it’s going to get for you. Most of us aren’t too interested […]

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Time to clear the browser tabs

Here’s the stuff I’ve been accumulating for the last week, intending to write long, pithy essays about each: You may have heard that the poverty rate has increased lately (obviously, those of us who are employed need pay more taxes so the Government can do something about it, right?)  Actual poverty rate numbers from Carpe […]

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Yew git yer clothes on!

Borepatch talks about the 1970’s phenomenon of streaking. I had forgotten about the Ray Stevens tune The Streak.  If you remember it, I’ll bet you haven’t heard it in 30 years or so.  If you don’t remember it, you should hear it.  Run on over to Borepatch and have a listen.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out […]

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