Archive for October, 2009
The heavy hand of the fed is trying to outlaw oysters for half the year because about a dozen people, mostly those who are immuno-compromised, could die from a bacteria. I’m sorry. When did our society get to the point where people are no longer allowed to take risks? I’ve eaten raw oysters and I knew that it could make me sick. I’ve eaten cooked oysters and know it can make me sick. Aren’t I allowed to make that decision any more? Apparently not.
One potential fix for this might be oyster irradiation. But that’s another kettle of shellfish altogether.
Great. Now I have the Knight Rider theme going through my head.
60 Minutes has a great story about how easy it is to commit Medicare fraud. Of course, the lack of oversight is one of the reasons why Medicare is so “efficient” compared to the private sector.
CNN.com? WTF? Go back to the old design.
The Todd Willingham Case continues to gather attention. This is a ten-minute interview with Willingham’s defense attorney. His defense attorney.
It’s like watching a root-docter, who’s just performed a heart transplant, try to explain why the patient is dead. I deeply suspect that this is all unexceptional. There is no fool-proof anything in this world–least of all a death penalty.
I am lying here with my jaw in my lap. This is the government we are trusting with the power of life and death.
That ticker on the death penalty just moved a step closer to oppose.
The blogosphere is all over Pat Buchanan’s latest screed about how America’s culture (i.e., white culture) is being destroyed. A great response is this one, in which Ralph Ellison — yes, that Ralph Ellison — argues that America has been shaped by African-Americans to a far greater extent than most people realize.