Monthly Archives: May 2009

That's how the ball bounces. Literally.

At times while watching basketball games, I’ve been amused enough by the shots that seemingly go halfway in only to pop out that I’ve wondered about the physics behind it.  Many times I’ve imagined that somewhere, someone has written about … Continue reading

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This just in: apples grow on trees

A bit of current public opinion in Arab countries, according to Zogby International: Asked what two issues would improve views of the U.S. the most, 51% named “withdrawal from Iraq”, while 41% said “Israel-Palestine peace agreement.”  Oddly, however, 50% said … Continue reading

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…were we even watching the same show?

Re: Dani Rodrik quoting some dude’s paper from the “Quality of Government Institute” (seriously?), who describes a scene on The Sopranos: doesn’t the fact that the dude went to the police, seemingly not fearing retribution until he found out exactly … Continue reading

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Mkay, this is getting ridiculous…

WTF does what I think of the US judicial system have to do with figuring out whether or not to hire me?

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Prelude to a Raw Deal

Should’ve known…: The United Auto Workers union expects a crucial round of restructuring talks with General Motors Corp “to intensify this coming week” ahead of an end-of-May deadline set by the Obama administration. In an e-mail message sent to rank-and-file … Continue reading

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Your body is a hostage

Within the libertarian argument against the concept of “intellectual property”, it’s said that owning ideas means owning people.  Well, here we have an example of just how absurd that quest for monopoly rents has gotten (all emphasis mine): To date, … Continue reading

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Kids with Guns

Apparently if they’re practicing for service to the government it’s A-OK…: Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in … Continue reading

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Oh, that "liberal" media…

Earlier today, depending on your perspective, Nancy Pelosi proved she’s either ridiculously gullible (What, an insitution whose job it is to operate under cover of lies actually lied to you?  Who’dathunkit?) or a pandering liar herself (her base is gullible … Continue reading

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Of Gumshoes & "Long Pig"

John Cole has weird dreams too, this one apparently allergy medication related.  I expected sizzurp…

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History cannot fail, it can only be failed

Recently Keith Olbermann has been all “Oh Noes!  Secessionists!!  I smell TREASON!” at members of the Dixie Elephant Bloods gang — a.k.a.: “the Republican Party” — mouthing off about breaking from the US since the Donkey Crips took control of … Continue reading

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