Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Butterfield Effect

The most recent (as of this writing) example of how some people say the dumbest things in the service of their political beliefs (noted in this case by Ed Driscoll); “Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even … Continue reading

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Fudd’s Law

From the Firesign Theatre’s album, I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus, Fudd’s First Law of Opposition: If you push something hard enough, it will fall over Fudd’s Law I’ve found to be useful at various time in the … Continue reading

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Hello, Axe Handle

A Danish phrase, “Goddag mand økseskaft“, meaning (literally), “Good day, man, axe handle”. It is used, as given, to describe a conversation or discussion in which the parties are, in effect, talking past each other. The anecdote itself, which is … Continue reading

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An(other) Opinion on Gun Control

This blog was created for the purposes for which it is titled (even if the title is – deliberately so – a bit over the top) and was not intended to contain timely commentary on the topics of the day. … Continue reading

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More Mencken

Especially with regards to all the do-gooders (they’re having a heyday at this point in time). The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. and this one too The whole aim of … Continue reading

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Rock Musicians Are Treasonous

Alice Cooper has an opinion about rock musicians making political statements : they’re treasonous. To me, that’s treason. I call it treason against rock ‘n’ roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with … Continue reading

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Muggeridge’s Law

From Ed Driscoll: There is no way that a writer of fiction can compete with real life for its pure absurdity. More at link above – which is over 10 years old – it has to be possible to find … Continue reading

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Wikipedia

There are a lot of links on this site to Wikipedia. I donate $100 a year, so don’t see this as an issue. I would also use it as a subscription service. All this even tho’ some of their contributors … Continue reading

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Hayek

It’s a shame that Friedrich Hayek is not more well-known – but especially his policies. That said, I’ve tried to read The Fatal Conceit and had a heckuva time getting through it. Anyway, Hayek quotes are legion on the ‘net … Continue reading

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Trivialities

In the comments section from the article linked here, there was a good comment right off the bat regarding the task the Republican party has to improve its brand. Most people put more care into choosing a pair of gloves … Continue reading

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