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{ Monthly Archives } September 2008

PJTV Today

See me on the blogger whip today at Pajamas Media TV. Today, I’m talking about space: Congratulations! 恭喜!! The Chinese Space Program has orbited another successful manned mission, including a space walk. The Hubble Space Telescope has suffered a hardware failure. It should be back in limited service soon, but the Space Shuttle (can we […]

The Gods of the Copybook Headings — Kipling

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met us. They […]

Another Patriotic Duty

Update: There’s an updated version:

Concise Explanation with Blame Assigned

Look, it’s perfectly possible to explain the sittutation clearly and concisely: * starting in 1977, we’ve increasingly forced banks to make more risky mortgages by government fiat[1] * in order to reduce the risk, mortgage backed securities were invented * in order to pass risk from more risk-averse firms to less risk averse firms, credit […]

Qualifications

[N]o one is or ever can be “ready” or “qualified” to exercise power of the sort that is concentrated today in Washington. A country of 300 million persons, each with his or her own unique desires, talents, and knowledge, cannot be wisely regulated in the detail and intrusiveness demanded by the modern state. — Don […]

Space-X Launch

I love watching this video from a rocket.

More Patriotic Duty

The Macsmind blog has been shut down by griefer attacks, among other things because of this video. Just to be real clear, if anyone hears of a blog of the left shut down by attackers, I’ll run their videos too, under a similar title.

History

DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION* from superbrothers on Vimeo.

Has to be a pony here somewhere

Some days ago, Andrew Sullivan — who I stopped reading long ago, but sometimes get a link to — wrote that he heard John McCain say “horseshit” during the debate. Yep: McCain clearly swore twice when challenged by Obama on his disdain for the Spanish prime minister. You can hear him cuss Obama out at […]

Good News, Bad News

The good news is that Deborah Howell, the “Ombudsman” at the Washington Post, has quoted me by name in her Sunday column. The bad news is, frankly, that she’s either not being very thoughtful, or she is being disingenuous. Here’s the original letter; I posted about my letter when I sent it out. Thanks for […]