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Still a Neigh-sayer

Against my better judgement I’m posting a link to this. And yes, I’m still a neigh-sayer.  As cute as it might be, I have two comments: 1.  I don’t do cute.  (Ask Rat Jr.  I told her that, the day we brought her home from the hospital.) 2.  I want someone to explain to me […]

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The cost of Sandy

will be about half of what Obama blew on Green Energy in 2009.  And the taxpayers won’t pay for all of the Sandy damage, unlike the 34 failed or failing Green Energy companies.

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Why I keep banging on about Benghazi

My political perceptions were formed in the Watergate Era.  I was 15 years old when President Nixon resigned.  I grew up believing that journalism – investigative reporting – was an honorable, necessary, and vital part of the American political dialog.  Woodward and Bernstein were heroes to me.  I grew up with the notion that a […]

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List of historic “firsts”

A list of Obama’s historic “firsts” while in office. If you’re a true believer, don’t bother to click the link.  You’ll just upset yourself and the cognitive dissonance will spoil your evening.  At least until Survivor or America’s got Talent or Dancing with the Stars comes on. If your regular reading list includes some of […]

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Follow the Money

Addiction in America is set to increase massively in the next year or so.  A new recreational drug epidemic?  No.  They’re just getting ready to change the definition of “addiction” in the new DSM (V, I think).  The new definition makes diagnosing someone as an addict much easier. The DSM (Diagnistic and Statistical Manual of […]

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Oh, by the way

Just in case anyone from the IT department at my work has figured out who I am and is checking Ratlands for incorrect thoughts or other improprieties, I can save you the trouble of searching the logs on my office computer.  All these midday posts are written and scheduled for automatic publication in advance. I’ve […]

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Quote of the day

Today’s QOTD comes from TokenLibertarianGirl via Samizdata.  (The quote is from the end of the video.) It’s compassionate when you reach into your own pocket to help the needy. It’s theft when you reach into somebody else’s pocket no matter how well intentioned the cause may be.

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The Rules, part 1

I’ve been working on a set of rules.  Rules to live by, rules about how the world works, that sort of thing.  I’m probably guilty of stealing the idea from NCIS.  The thing is, that when I start thinking about reducing what I know and believe about the world to simple statements, it breaks into […]

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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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Cleaning out the browser tabs again

The organization I work for is on a major “sustainability” kick.  Generally speaking I don’t have a problem with most of the things they want us to do.  Saving paper, turning off computer monitors at night, and a number of the other “suggestions” they make fall generally into the category of not wasting resources.  If […]

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