A stunning and depressing portrait of dictatorship run amuck. Critics say it’s the ultimate free market. Those critics don’t know what they’re talking about. Dictatorship and slavery are not free markets.
Finally, a use for twitter.
You remember the cell phone salesman who won Britain’s Got Talent last year? This is even better. I got choked up. Seriously.
I wonder if all the right-wing bigmouths who said Obama was a pussy about the pirate issue will shut up now that three pirates are dead and the captain rescued.
Update: Boortz gives Obama credit after criticizing him last week. Good for him.
As our government grows bigger and, as a result, less effective, we’re going to see more stories like this, in which Hawaiians repaired a road faster and cheaper than the government would have.
An electrifying post from The Waiter.
It’s going to be quiet around here for a few days. I’m still reacting to the tragic passing of my fellow blogger, Lee. On the one hand, I never met him. On the other hand, he’s the reason this site exists at all and has as much influence on my political thinking as anyone. He was what Joe Posnanksi calls an “e-migo”, someone I felt like I knew through his blog and a precious few e-mails exchanges. Over at Right-Thinking, people who knew him in meatspace are posting their memories, which makes me only wish I had met him in real life.
I will be posting again sometime soon. One thing Lee didn’t explain to me when I started doing this — eventually it becomes a necessity.
Some truly devastating news over at the other blog. The guy who got me into blogging is gone. He was 38.
Here’s a question. Why is that every missive I read about the high cost of college only demands more federal payouts? This is in sharp contrast to complaints about … oh, let’s say … drug prices … which demand that the evil evil drug companies take huge cuts in prices and profits. Or the evil evil healthcare providers, who should take a haircut on their fees.
I’m sorry. Your wife cheats on you so you respond by murdering your five children? I’ve noticed a tendency in recent weeks to blame any shooting — especially last week’s Binghampton tragedy — on the economy. Garbage. These people are crazy. If it weren’t a job or a cheating wife, it would be because the TV told them to.
As the Democrats continue to stubbornly dismantle DC’s voucher program in order to placate their union supporters, it may interest you to know that the latest (and last?) study of the program shows that voucher students are doing better at 1/4 of the cost of non-voucher students.
I mean, just in case you gave a shit about education or something.
A study claims that browsing the internet at work actually increases your productivity by allowing your mind to refocus.
I’m skeptical of sociological studies but this is one I absolutely endorse. I am convinced that it is 100% accurate.
Read this article about how the federal government, through bad legislation, is going to have to pay out $8 billion to paper companies for burning fossil fuels they don’t need to.
And people think they should be running healthcare.