Archive for January, 2010

Where in the World is Stacy McCainiego?

Where in the World is Stacy McCainiego?

| January 14, 2010 | 2 Replies

You know that recurring joke on The Simpsons where, right before they head out to come other country, one of them yells “The Simpsons are going to [wherever they're going]“? I’m guessing that Stacy McCain is one road trip away from being able to do that himself. He’s not even been back a whole week […]

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I Guess We Know When the Union Campaign Contribution Checks Cleared, Don’t We?

I Guess We Know When the Union Campaign Contribution Checks Cleared, Don’t We?

| January 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

The Democrats have struck a deal with their big-money union contributors to exempt them from a tax increase the rest of America will have to pay. The White House has reached a deal with labor leaders to tax expensive health insurance plans to pay for health reform, but would exempt union plans from the tax […]

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They Can’t Even be Transparent About Sweet Potatoes!

They Can’t Even be Transparent About Sweet Potatoes!

| January 14, 2010 | 2 Replies

Is the Obama administration completely incapable of being open and honest? I only ask because the White House is making a habit out of deception, even when deception isn’t necessary. The produce used on the Food Network’s Jan. 3 Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden. […]

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The Delivery Presents: Deception at Home and Abroad and Depressed Geeks on the Internet

The Delivery Presents: Deception at Home and Abroad and Depressed Geeks on the Internet

| January 13, 2010 | 3 Replies

Episode 20 of The Delivery, which I’ll say is one of my better guest-free shows, is ready for your listening, downloading, and iTunes-ing pleasure. Yes, I realize that “iTunes-ing” isn’t a word, but if “gaydar” and “grrrl” get to be perfectly cromulent words, then so can the one I just made up. Taping this show […]

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Glenn Beck to Headline CPAC 2010. Heads to Explode Around Dowdy Republicanville

Glenn Beck to Headline CPAC 2010. Heads to Explode Around Dowdy Republicanville

| January 13, 2010 | 1 Reply

Surely, the news that Glenn Beck will give the keystone address at CPAC in February is going to send David Frum, David Brooks, Conor Freidersdorf and the other self-appointed guardians of Republican Party purity into paroxysms of despair. For that reason alone, I like CPAC’s decision. Beck is everything the dowdy crowd of the Right […]

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Attention Old British People. I Hear Al Gore’s Book Burns Very Slowly.

Attention Old British People. I Hear Al Gore’s Book Burns Very Slowly.

| January 12, 2010 | Reply

This story, if true, is a sign that Britain has fallen into a most pathetic state. Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. … Workers at one charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, described how the most vulnerable shoppers […]

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I’ll Take My Pizza with Extra Grassroots Uprising, Please

I’ll Take My Pizza with Extra Grassroots Uprising, Please

| January 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

It’s no secret that the Republican party is in trouble. Oh sure, the Democrats are in more trouble but we shouldn’t mistake a Democratic Party in meltdown for a Republican party in resurgence. Congress is a zero-sum game and a party can find itself in good numeric position not because of any positive moves of […]

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So What Did Mark Halperin’s Book Not Say About John Edwards Affair? Only How the Media Failed Us.

So What Did Mark Halperin’s Book Not Say About John Edwards Affair? Only How the Media Failed Us.

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Replies

After reading this lengthy excerpt from the upcoming book Game Change about John Edwards’ Presidential campaign, the evolution of his affair with Rielle Hunter, and how the relationship between John and his wife fell into ashes, I’m left with three thoughts. 1) John Edwards is every bit the nasty little rodent I thought he was […]

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In Praise of Private Pondering

In Praise of Private Pondering

| January 10, 2010 | 2 Replies

I’m not quite sure how to categorize this editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal. The author has what I think are pretty basic and common-sense things to say on the subjects of intellectual property and the annoying trend toward collectivism on the internet, yet his piece strikes me as revolutionary. This observation, in particular, needs […]

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Calling all Superhero Geeks!

Calling all Superhero Geeks!

| January 10, 2010 | 1 Reply

I can’t say I’m a dedicated watcher of the Justice League cartoons, but what episodes I’ve seen I’ve really liked. I missed the part of Geek School that involved comic books, so I admit I’m behind the curve, but I do like a good superhero story. This seems to be a good one. I do […]

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