Category Archives: Politics

This Thing IS On, If Only I’d Remember It

I am not one for resolutions on account of a mere calendar change, but that demarcation has had me fretting about my neglect of blogging. Nor am I that free to start up again in a big way, with other … Continue reading

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Sama on the Aftermath

I couldn’t agree more with Rob Sama and what we have lost. I keep forgetting the Deep Capture angle, which is fascinating and all too plausible. Rolling back the police state is imperative. A pack, not a herd should be … Continue reading

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Jobs

It occurs to me that my policy posts have been somewhat peripheral to what matters so far. I’d started a post on the debt ceiling a few days before the deadline, which while not of this policy series was related … Continue reading

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Space

The Obama administration is actually on the right track regarding space policy. It’s the only such thing I know of that he’s right on, and there’s no internally consistent logic on which the position is predicated. It’s just weird. But … Continue reading

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King of the Forest: TSA

One of the next things to come right to mind if I were in charge is what to do about the TSA and airline security. “Nothing” would be a better answer than the security theater and harassment we have now. … Continue reading

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King of the Forest: Somaliland

This will seem entirely out of left field, and not in keeping with the more pressing economic side of this exercise. However, the first thing that came to mind for a post on what I would do if thrust into … Continue reading

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Executive Orders

I have in mind a series of “if I were king of the forest” posts, touting what I would do if I were suddenly in charge. That is, President. Naturally you have to work somewhat within what exists, and cannot … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Part 1

I went to see Atlas Shrugged in Bellingham Saturday, that being the handiest option, an easy 38 miles away. In brief, I iked it. I could pick nits, as some have done, but all in all, a good effort and … Continue reading

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Yeah, It’s Called HFC

AKA High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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What a Gas

We are up to $200 a month for bare bones gasoline usage in the main vehicle both of us commute in. There’s no more reduction to be done. I drive the other one little enough that it still may be … Continue reading

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Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug would have been 97 today. I wrote about him at 90 in Billions and Billions Saved, reprinted in its entirety here: Glenn notes the 90th birthday of my hero, one of the greatest men ever, Norman Borlaug. There … Continue reading

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Debtor’s Prison?

I had no idea that debtor’s prison still existed! It always struck me as counter-productive. A strategic pound of flesh, as it were, appropriate when a creditor has crossed over from caring about collecting to caring mainly about punishing in … Continue reading

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Civic Literacy

I got 100%, 33 right out of 33 questions, on this test. That’s better than typical people average, which in turn is better than elected officials average. I thought I’d miss one, as it looked like a trick question, but … Continue reading

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More on the Merger Plus Wireless News Generally

Fear the merger? Don’t fear the merger? Mileage varies! Maybe everybody loses and it’s unthinkable, or maybe the industry overall is so vibrant there’s no need to block it (which we all know has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

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No Second Term

I think this is exactly right. He is out of place, over his head, not happy, knows it, most of the world knows it, and everyone would be better off, including Obama. Then there could be an honest battle for … Continue reading

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Nixon, Wilson, One of Those…

Don Surber notes just how Nixonian Obama seems, and rightly so, among others. I’ve compared him in the past to Wilson, Johnson, Nixon and Carter. Thing is, he’s not as politcally savvy as Johnson, even if he’s wrecking the economy … Continue reading

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This is Brilliantly Funny

And yet sad, in that it sounds so realistic. The results of the 2008 election were always patently absurd, but then it helps to have a viable candidate on the other side. Not without reason did I once have an … Continue reading

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I Am Neither!

But these two quizzes aren’t designed to reflect that, except possibly when taken together. You Are 36% Republican You’re a bit Republican and probably more conservative than you realize. If you’re still voting Democrat, maybe it’s time that you stop. … Continue reading

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Elect the Dodge… Because He Won’t

Andrew Ian Dodge is running for senator from Maine and gives a great interview at RedState, including addressing that all-importand facial hair issue: “Many men in American political history had facial hair like Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, I would … Continue reading

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Reality Bucket

I think I will post about each of the subsidiary blogs associated with this place, at least as they stand for now, as they have been or are intended to be.  Speaking of confessions, I could post everything in one … Continue reading

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Chuck Schumer

Could he be any more clueless?

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Hoarding

Apart from cost and fussiness, depending on model, I actually like the compact florescents, and what they did to the electric bill. At least, until the electric usage we were getting billed for nearly doubled for no apparent reason. One … Continue reading

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Barney Frank

Sounding sensible? Apparently it can happen.

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Love the Title

As I always say, The Constituion Means What It Says. I think Scalia is my new favorite. Wait. Did I have a favorite before? Trouble is, it means what it says about takings, too. Poor Kelo.

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Too Close

Like I said, the Court’s vote on Heller was way too close, even if the majority opinion was relatively sensible and unambiguous.

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Text Messages Private

Apparently text messages are private from employers, per the court.

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Heller Decision

As expected, and thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that 5 of the Justices can read and have a modicum of sense, as reported and elaborated at SCOTUSblog (where commentary will probably be ongoing, as it presumably will at Volokh), the … Continue reading

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Undoing a Wrong

Richard Grasso is holding up well in court so far.

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Massachusetts Income Tax Repeal On Track

This is just remarkable. Trouble is, you can vote it into law, but the legislature and governor are above the law and can twist and warp accordingly.

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What Bwings Us Togethah Today

The topic of marriage and why it is what is and whether it could or should be different is of long interest to me, and it was shared views on it that helped cement my relationship with the fellow blogger … Continue reading

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