What Passes for Rationality on the Left

John Hinderaker rips apart Frank Rich’s New York Times column on—well, it’s hard to say, exactly; Joseph Stack, the Tea Party movement, Sarah Palin, the Republican Party, and assorted other things that have nothing to do with one another. Normally, I wouldn’t bother with Rich’s sort of inanity. It’s filled with vague phrases like “It was a flare with the dark afterlife of an omen.” … Continue reading What Passes for Rationality on the Left

Rule Changes – NFL OT and Otherwise

ESPN Radio had a quick little blurb that the NFL is considering changes to its OT rules for the playoffs.  The rule change will be discussed and decided on later this year: The competition committee will discuss the new concept with teams and players at league meetings March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla., when it could come to a vote. At least two thirds of the … Continue reading Rule Changes – NFL OT and Otherwise

History of the World

Sports Talk radio is an unlikely source for recommendations to enlightening and educational listening. Yet based on a hearty review by The Ticket’s Bob Sturm, co-host of Bad Radio in Dallas TX, I have decided to give the BBC’s podcasts of “History Of The World In 100 Objects” a tumble. Of the few I have heard, these little programs are quite listenable, enjoyable, informative, and … Continue reading History of the World

K-Lo’s My Homie

For whatever reason, my personal brand of self-expression seems to tickle Kathryn. What can I say?  After 6 minutes of actuarial foreplay, with a climax of “If you think that [the American people] want a government takeover of health care, I respectfully submit, you aren’t listening to them,” my conservative bodice is officially ripped.   What isn’t shown in the video is the sputtering, rambling, shambling, … Continue reading K-Lo’s My Homie

Tripling Down

The Obama administration has staked its policies to a vast expansion of the welfare state, tripling the largest deficit that Bush ever accumulated, just when the European model Obama seems to admire is crashing. The welfare state is best understood as a Ponzi scheme that rewards the present at the expense of the future. It’s a great Ponzi scheme, because  the marks are required, by … Continue reading Tripling Down

Snow in Austin!

It’s snowing in Austin, Texas, with temperatures more than 30 degrees below average for this time of year. Meanwhile, Climategate, which has become a huge scandal with lots of media coverage everywhere but the U.S., continues to reveal the extent to which global warming has been a pseudo-scientific con game. Climate scientists have withdrawn claims of rising sea levels. Charlie Martin paints the big picture: … Continue reading Snow in Austin!

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road?

Are the Democrats going to seize 401Ks and other retirement accounts? They are the greatest mechanism for achieving financial independence, allowing people of modest incomes to retire as millionaires—millionaires who won’t need government to do everything for them. So of course the Democrats would like nothing better than to obliterate them. That would not only be disastrous economically—see Argentina—but also disastrous politically, losing the Democrats … Continue reading Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road?