Archive for February, 2015

February 28th, 2015 - 11:42 pm § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Church will picket Spock’s Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Announces Intent To Picket Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral While many wept over the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the Westboro Baptist Church jumped at the chance to attack the beloved actor by protesting at his funeral.[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Book Review: Praising sweatshops

Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy, by Benjamin Powell (Cambridge University Press, 2014) Okay, I haven’t read it, I’ve only read the review in Barrons magazine, so this is really a review of a review. Benjamin Powell is a very conservative (actually libertarian) academic [...]

February 28th, 2015 - 10:02 pm § in Uncategorized

Christie tried to stiff New Jersey’s public pension funds

Want this guy for your president? “TRENTON — In a significant blow to Gov. Chris Christie, a state judge ruled today that the governor broke a law he signed by cutting $1.57 billion from a promised payment from the pension system for public employees this year, and must now work with sta[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 9:40 pm § in Misc.

How Fox reported the FCC’s net neutrality decision

In case you’re curious:[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 9:28 pm § in Misc.

Verizon’s net neutrality statement

I don’t know what it says, either. When you figure it out, let me know.  [...]

February 28th, 2015 - 9:20 pm § in Misc.

“We didn’t vaccinate our kids and they’re fine … “

… because he and his wife are home schooling them, so they’re not exposed to germs, says freshman GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk, newest member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Andy Lancaster ‏@andylancaster Feb 26 @TheRickWilson Good Lord! 0 replies0 retweets0 favorit[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 8:43 pm § in Politics

Torture is a slippery slope …

… and other reasons why we shouldn’t listen to the siren songs of those who try to justify it.  I’ve often joked to my dentist that if you really want to get information from someone, just hire an endodontist pop out a filling and use his tools with no anesthesia. The subject will[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 6:30 pm § in Uncategorized

Rand Paul’s “Cross of Gold” lunacy

From National Review: “Rand Paul Has The Most Dangerous Economic Views Of Any 2016 Candidate” “… With President Barack Obama in office, Paul’s legislation stands no chance of becoming law. It’s hard to imagine it overcoming a filibuster in the Senate, and even if it did, [...]

February 28th, 2015 - 5:47 pm § in Misc.

Challenge: Who is this White guy?

A. A Latino TV comedian B. A Golden Gate Bridge suicide jump survivor C. A guy who was just denied parole D. A North Dakota oilfield worker E. An illegal immigrant who evaded the Border Patrol F. A Venezuelan author G. A guy who won a boxing match against a kangaroo H. Sitting Bull’s distan[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 5:33 pm § in Uncategorized

2015 CPAC Straw Poll Results

              % 25.7            Sen. Rand Paul 21.4            Gov. Scott Walker 11.5            Sen. Ted Cruz 11.4            Dr. Ben Carson 8.3             Former Gov. Jeb Bush 4.3  […][...]