October, 2008


31
Oct 08

Good bailout commentary


31
Oct 08

Quote of the moment – election edition

From this diavlog (by Brink Lindsey) –

We’ve reached a point where a top income tax rate of 35% is Social Darwinism, and a top income tax rate of 39% is socialism.


31
Oct 08

Weird news from the Motherland

82-year-old traded drugs for sex, Kentucky cops say – in Berea no less!


30
Oct 08

Political annoyances

I’ve gotten three robocalls today; why would that make anyone favorably disposed to a candidate?


28
Oct 08

On productivity

For the programmers out there – did any of you know about this feature (code snippets) of Visual Studio? Somehow I didn’t. If not, it’s the best 14 minutes you’ll spend today


28
Oct 08

Monday links

Sorry I’ve just been posting links lately, I’ve been working a ton and my brain doesn’t have much energy left for original thought. In any case, read these


24
Oct 08

Quote of the moment

I remembered this recently, it’s from Findlay Dunne, not Mencken

A man that would expect to train lobsters to fly in a year is called a lunatic; but a man that thinks men can be turned into angels by an election is a reformer and remains at large.

From this quotations page.


22
Oct 08

Howard Stern makes himself useful

Via these questions to Obama supporters – basically he attributed McCain’s positions to Obama and the people shown approved of them. Although perhaps there’s some wisdom in this – we have ever fewer ways of gauging the future, and campaign rhetoric is harder to enforce (see Bush’s 2000 foreign policy speeches, and every economic speech he’s ever made) , so choosing on personality doesn’t seem ridiculous…


19
Oct 08

Loner Updates

Sorry for all the light blogging – I’ve been in a frenzy building the new company/web application. I also installed (with a friend) a new carrying beam in the basement – the house is far more stable and level now.

In the meantime – check out the following links


16
Oct 08

Line of the moment

From this post on Naomi Klein

and then quietly suffocates Klein’s own ideological dreams (so like his, once!) with a pillow and a sigh.