Archive for November, 2012

In Other Words: Be Useful and Don't Be A Jerk

In Other Words: Be Useful and Don't Be A Jerk

| November 20, 2012 | Reply

If you’re interested in making a living as a freelancer, Fred Hicks , who knows freelancing from both sides, has a couple bits of advice for you. First is: Answer your emails super-promptly. The gal who returns inquiries quickly is going to stand out. She’s first in line, every time. — Fred Hicks (@fredhicks) November […]

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How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

| November 19, 2012 | 3 Replies

I like when I’m on the same side of an issue as Stephen Green. Here’s a bit of his open letter to Speaker John Boehner. I’ll repeat: Give President Obama and the Democrats the tax hikes they demand, and which most polls show the American public accepts. You’ll let us avoid the fiscal cliff — […]

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The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Compare and contrast. This was House Speaker John Boehner’s post-election move. On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. […]

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Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Replies

Less than a week after winning a second term, President Barack Obama has unveiled his first true priority — higher tax rates on “the wealthy”.  House Speaker John Boehner quickly adopted a supine position, which he only hemi-demi-semi-repented after a sharp kick in the caboose from the Republicans he, in theory, represents. Let me lay […]

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World War Whoa!

World War Whoa!

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Okay, I have a few concerns* about the movie adaptation of World War Z, but this trailer is awfully good. Awfully. Good. *I still don’t buy Brad Pitt as an action hero, or even as a leading man. He doesn’t command my attention when he’s on-screen. I’m not thrilled that they narrowed a book of […]

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Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

| November 9, 2012 | Reply

I’m not looking to start a conversation on immigration reform here. Wait, that’s not entirely true. I’m not looking to be part of a conversation on immigration reform. I don’t believe it’s possible to have such a conversation without buckets full of acrimony and more strawmen than Barack Obama in a press conference on the […]

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One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

I don’t have a huge point here, but I want to leave one little fact on which we may want to gnaw like a meaty thigh bone for a few days. Erick Erikson wrote a post at Red State in which he said this: It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the […]

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Learning to Be a Better Salmon

Learning to Be a Better Salmon

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Reply

This strikes me as very, very important. More facts to face: the media is liberal.  The news organizations are liberal.  They protected their candidate.  And it worked.  But that’s part of the hand that we conservatives have been dealt. That ain’t gonna change.  We need to figure out a way to win despite the fact that […]

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Well, I Was Wrong

Well, I Was Wrong

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

I wrote this post not long after I finished recording this week’s episode of The Delivery when the election returns were pouring in like a flow from a backed-up sewer. I admit right up front it’s not carefully-edited and I didn’t plan any of it out. I simply wrote and hit the “Publish” button. That’s […]

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Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe it’s not fair to say that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become so much like a crazed Roman Emperor that he’s going to put his horse on the city council, but he does have the whole “give them bread and circuses” thing down pat. He stood up today to defend his decision to hold […]

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