Mar
28

QotD: Strange Little Songs

What are the weirdest song titles in your playlist or music collection? Submitted by Charline. Enniskillen Fusiliers — The Wolfe Tones Binky the Doormat — REM New Test Leper — REM again E-Bow the Letter — REM yet again…strange. A Tendency to Start Fires — Bush Orangutan Face — Chris Merrit/Upperville Stealing Babies — Our… Continue reading »

Mar
27

Thomas Sowell on Demagogues

Dangerous Demagoguery Everyone sees through it. By Thomas Sowell One of the dangers in being a demagogue is that some of your own supporters — those who take you literally — can turn against you when you start letting your actions be influenced by realities, instead of following the logic of your ringing rhetoric. That… Continue reading »

Mar
27

A Liberal Democrat’s Perspective on Same-Sex Marriage

Defining Marriage Down . . . is no way to save it. by David Blankenhorn 04/02/2007, Volume 012, Issue 28 http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/451noxve.asp   Does permitting same-sex marriage weaken marriage as a social institution? Or does extending to gay and lesbian couples the right to marry have little or no effect on marriage overall? Scholars and commentators… Continue reading »

Mar
27

Damn the Senate!

Senatus dementis est.  I mean really.  You count on these people to be deliberate and somewhat aloof from the whims of the populace.  The House should be where this really populist legislation flares up and fizzles out once Heroes comes on or the clock strikes 4:20.  But no, it would appear that we have a… Continue reading »

Mar
27

Worthless Post…

Wacky Florida Judge Rules in Anna Nicole Custody Case Judge Larry Seidlin At His "BEST" .. I just came across this on YouTube.  I'm sure many of you saw this already.  This is old old news by now.  But…I couldn't even get through the clips.  Have you ever been in a situation like that?  You… Continue reading »

Mar
27

In Virginia, We Arm Our Senators.

Jim Webb (D), junior senator from Virginia, made news today.  It would appear that one of the members of his staff (a trusted ex-Marine and "long-term employee" of the senator) was picked up by Capitol Police for carrying a loaded pistol through a metal detector. Whoops.  What makes it funny, though, is that the weapon… Continue reading »

Mar
25

And Iran, Iran So Far Away…Is Really Pissing Me Off.

I ducked out of the news for about a day and came back to find out that British sailors had been captured by the Iranians.  Captured!  By Iranians!  Apparently, these Persians believe that the Brits were violating territorial waters.  This happened in 2004, and satellite imagery proved their claims to be out and out lies. … Continue reading »

Mar
25

Job Hunting…

I'm job-hunting.  But what am I good at?  I admit to having a hard time with this question.  When you don't know what your talents are, it's hard to make yourself look good.  I don't think I'm good at selling myself…I prefer to work on my own and be recognized rather than engage in self-promotion. … Continue reading »

Mar
23

Political Compass

My Post Piracy continues.  The victim this time is memtony, who probably didn't realize what a crook I was when he added me to his neighborhood.  Live and learn, new friend. Your political compass Economic Left/Right: 1.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.97 Authoritarian Left Right Libertarian Quite an interesting find from http://politicalcompass.org/index. But what does it mean? … Continue reading »

Mar
22

Your College is Just a Brand Name

And here's some supporting evidence.  If you know any high-schoolers who are flipping out right now because they haven't been accepted to Stanford or Brown or even my alma mater, Old Dominion, show them this article. Read and post comments | Send to a friend Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share… Continue reading »

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