"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Costs of Immigration

Art Carden writes:

According to the Center for Immigration Studies (via the Federation for American Immigration Reform), state government spending on welfare for immigrants is $11-$22 billion through programs like TANF. A report by the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that the Federal Government spend some $26.3 billion on services for illegal immigrants in 2002. These immigrants paid about $16 billion in taxes, leaving us with a net cost of about $10.4 billion (these are their numbers; I know $26.3-$16=$10.3, but there’s rounding error).

Let’s bias this number upward. We’ll take the high estimate of state spending ($22 billion) and assume that the $26.3 billion is all costs. Add them together and we get $48.3 billion. Let’s round it up to $50 billion and assume that there are no offsetting benefits. According to the website www.usgovernmentspending.com, state, local, and federal governments spent almost $5 trillion in 2007. Even if the money spent on welfare for immigrants had no offsetting benefits, it’s about 1% of government spending in 2007.

This is not meant to be precise: the numbers are from several different years, and the calculations are only to get a sense of the magnitude of government spending on immigrants relative to government spending on everything else. Even if you double this crude estimate of the amount being spent on immigrant welfare, you’re up to 2% of 2007 government spending. Compared to the elephants in the Federal budget (Social Security, Medicare, Defense), the money we’re spending on welfare for immigrants isn’t very much.

Chinese Tourists

They are coming to Europe.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chuck Liddell Retires

The Iceman becomes a UFC exec. He was once one of the best fighters in MMA, but he's been on a losing streak and obviously lost a couple of steps. Glad he's not trying to stick around.

Japan and the Limits of Keynesianism

Megan McArdle says something has to give.

Robots Teach English in South Korea

But can they find Sarah Connor?

NYC City Workers at Work

Windy Scotland

Scotland has made a big push for green energy such as windmills. But they don't work too well and the Scots are only keeping themselves warm this winter by buying nuclear power from France.

Happy Brithday, Ronald Coase

The economist turns 100 today.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Brock Lesnar Quits?

Sources citing Dave Meltzer, say the beating Lesnar took from Cain Velasquez has soured him on MMA.

Weep Not for Richard Holbrooke

One Canadian general gives us the measure of the man.

If You Are so Smart,

Why is your head so small.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Asia's Megacities

City Journal looks at the real metropolises and the Ptemkin villages.

Inflation It Is

Ben Bernanke's policies have sent commodity prices soaring.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Freedom, Less Crime

What a shock. Governments that don't steal much from their residents have residents that don't steal much from each other.

Out of Africa, Kind Of

Razib Khan with more on how the latest discoveries of interbreeding between non-African humans and other species changes our concepts of the origin of modern man.

Close But No Cigar

Fox News declares Elie Wiesel the winner of the Holocaust.

Julian Simon vs. Paul Krugman

One economist made correct predictions about the future. The other, won the Nobel prize.

Wikileaks Explained

At the Kings of War blog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This Frightens and Confuses Me

Christmas in Japan

That means it's time for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The Other Humans

Scientists today announced that the have discovered a new human species, a cousin the Neanderthal and distant relative of homo sapiens. They also say they have found evidence it interbred with modern man. Razib Khan has more at Gene Expression.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shades of Owen Hart

An actor in the Spider-Man musical was seriously hurt after his harness broke and he fell 30 feet. And just who thought that a Broadway musical based on Spider-Man was a good idea? Besides Bono?

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm in Love with Friedrich Hayek

Well, not me. The girl in this video.

Woodrow Wilson vs. Joe McCarthy

Bryan Caplan says Wilson made Joe look like a piker.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Showtime Kick

Here's the highlight of the final WEC shiws. Fans are going to miss the WEC. It consisttently put on the best cards, top to bottom, of any promotion. But it was owned by the same people that owned the UFC and they never promoted it or the fighters it had under contract as strongly as they did the UFC.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Guys We Put in Charge

A new report says the prime minister of Kosovo headed a criminal gang that enaged in all sorts of nefarious business.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wikileaks Fights Big Government

Via The American Conservative

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Citadel

An oldie from Sports Illustrated. The most amazing part is that it only took an 800 on the old SAT to get in. You got 600 just for taking the test. Wow.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Guys We Put in Charge

National Review's The Corner looks at the plight of Christian's in Iraq and the lack of protection from the government.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jim Ross on the UFC

Ross shares his thoughts on the UFC's latest pay-per-view. If Dana White was as smart as he thinks he is, he'd hire Ross as a consultant or even matchmaker.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inflation Everywhere

Eonomist Scott Beaulier shows that there's plenty of evidence rampant inflation is already happening, even if Ben Bernanke refuses to see it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

War Is the Health of the State

DAve Weigel and Daniel Larison ask why George W. Bush was able to stary so far from conservative ideas without provoking a backlash from his base while Barack Obama has gotten big pushback from his base for far less.

The reason? Republicans stood strong behind Bush because of the Iraq War.

This leads Larison to write:

As long as the war remained the defining issue, it bonded the movement to Bush to an extent that has never happened with liberals and Obama. Conservatives might reflect on that and consider whether waging an unnecessary, costly war that harmed U.S. interests was worth the massive expansion of the welfare state before and after 2006 that it enabled

Friday, December 10, 2010

Atlas Shrugged: The Movie

The first 10 minutes was recently previewed for fans. Here's a review.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Guys We Put in Charge

Iraq and Afghanistan are two of the 11 countries boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at China's behest.

How Economics Saved Christmas

A Rothbardian take on a holiday classic.

Bankman

Why does Japan have such a high savings rate?

H.S. Wrestler's Legal Move Leads to Criminal Charges

The butt drag is a legal move in amateur wrestling, but contrary to what this reporter writes it doesn't not involve sticking your fingers up anyone's anus. If the kid did that, it is a foul and it is sexual battery, at the least.

The Death of Neoconservatism

Harper's interviews Bradley Thompson.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is Congress Above the Law?

Duh!

Warren Buffett, Robber Baron

Big businessmen are about the most anti-capitalistic men you'll find.

Maximum Revenue Loss, Minimum Economic Impact

If Republicans and President Obama had set out to design tax cuts with those two goals in mind, they couldn't have done much better than the compromise they have come up with. Economic Bryan Caplan looks at what's wrong with the payroll tax cut.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Latest From Iraq

You'll never believe what the guys we put in charge are up to. Well, you might, but George W. bush obviously didn't.

How the Bailouts Hurt Small Banks

And reward the biggest ones.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

How the TSA Kills Us

Economist Steve Horwitz, a former grad school colleague of mine, looks at the economics of security.

Brazilian Drug Lords

Just remember, soccer is big down there, too.

China Criminalizes Research

Publishing basic economic information can land you in prison.

Inflation Isn't What It Used to Be

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel and Sheldon Richman explain how governments used to do well for themselves, though not for their citizens, by inflating the currency. But those days are over.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Who Is Charles Koch?

Robert Bradley looks at the current bogeyman of the left.

Replace the Fed

Economist George Selgin, an old grad school professor of mine, explains why the Federal Reserve has failed, even judged by its own standards:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Top 48 Ads That Would Not Be Allowed Today

I remember a few of these from my youth. Slightly NSFW.

HT: Jesse Walker

Japan Refuses to Renew Kyoto Protocol

And the environmentalists aren't very happy.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Retrained?

The former deputy chief of the Montgomery County, Maryland, police department writes about going through TSA screening.

I stepped between two glass walls and was subjected to what my police training would allow me to conclude was a procedural vacuum.

I had been told repeatedly I would be subjected to a “pat-down.” I correctly suspected otherwise. During the course of my police career, I have conducted many pat-downs on the street. The Supreme Court has described pat downs as a cursory check of the outer clothing of a person by a police officer, upon articulable suspicion that the officer’s safety is at risk of being compromised. My department’s procedure indicated that this pat-down was to be conducted with an open hand, gently patting the outer clothing of an individual, for purposes of officer safety only, with the goal of detecting weapons. In other words, it is not a search.

What happened to me in Albany was not the promised “pat-down.” It was a full search conducted in full public view. It was also one of the most flawed searches I have ever witnessed.

Monday, November 29, 2010

U.S. Blocks Packages from Japan

Ron told me about this several days ago, but I still haven't seen anything in the U.S. media.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

South Africa Is the Rape Rape Capital of the World

More than one in three men in the country have committed a rape.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Is China's Competitive Edge Eroding?

Megan McArdle says the country's low-wage export-oriented model is unsustainable.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Inflation It Is, Part 3

Economist Bill Shughart, an former grad school professor of mine, on QE2.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bias at the Times Free Press?

Bill Anderson doesn't think much of their latest coverage of the Tonya Craft case.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Best Laid Plans

QE2 is spurring new investment outside the United States.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brazil's Big Fear

Why the Fed's devaluing of the dollar could hurt developing countries almost as much as it will the United States.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Federal War on Ham and Bacon

You knew they'd finally get around to ruining breakfast.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Inflation It Is, Part 2

Prices are soaring at Walmart.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Man Forced to Eat His Own Beard

I've always wanted to use that headline.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

America's Next President?

The New Republic profiles Gary Johnson.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Little Late for Halloween

But David Henderson points us to a frightening story by one of Barack Obama's childhood friends.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Guy Knows How to Party

And he gets his photo on TV, too.

Bad Medicine

Robert higgs looks at Ben Barnanke's attempt to justify QE2.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Does Your Child Have a Birthday Coming Up?

Book Scott Hall for the party.

Obama's Handling of the Bank and Housing Crisis

Arnold Kling says it has united economists on the left and right.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Big Bang Theory

Virginia Postrel looks at the popular sitcom about nerds.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Inflation and Deflation

My old grad school colleague Pete Boettke points to an observation from F.A. Hayek on why central bankers tend to be biased towards inflation, a topic Ron and I were discussing recently.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clean Coal

Lessons from Japan.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Meet the New Boss

Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg explain why the results of Tuesday's elections won't change a thing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The New isolationism

William J. Astore says the old isolationism was driven by a desire to avoid uncessary wars. The new isolationism is driven by a desire to think about the unnecessary wars we are fighting.

Inflation It Is

The Fed's latest move could reduce the value of the dollar by 20 percent. If that sounds bad, economist Arnold Kling explains why it could be even worse than you might think.

Georgia in the Middle

Economist Scott Bealier points out that, while Georgia politicians talk a lot about fiscal conservatism, the state actually has slightly higher taxes and spending than the average state.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Re-Thinking Early Retirement in Europe

The New York Times observes:

Figures compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that in 2009 only one Frenchman in five, ages 60 to 64, was in the work force, either holding down a job or looking for one. In the United States, by contrast, 61 percent of men in that age group were working, triple the French rate.

In Japan, on the other hand, three-quarters of such men were in the labor force.

Generous social benefit systems have long made it possible for residents of most Western European countries to stop working relatively early, but France stands out even among its peers. In Germany, just over half the 60- to 64-year-old men are in the labor force. Even in Italy, another country with a strong sense that people should work to live, rather than live to work, 30 percent of men in that age group are still in the labor force.

The accompanying charts show the work force participation levels by age group for six countries. The two Asian countries listed, Japan and South Korea, stand out in longevity of employment. Nearly a quarter of South Korean men over 75 are still in the labor force, as are 14 percent of Japanese men. In the United States, a 10th of such men are working or seeking work, compared with half of 1 percent in France.

Put another way, a Korean man over 75 is more likely to be working than a Frenchman in his early 60s.

How Immigrants Create More Jobs

Economist Tyler Cowen explains how immigration can actually increase the the total number of jobs.

Mount Everest

Is now wired for Internet and cell phone reception.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Football on the Brain

Sports Illustrated looks at concussion.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hooters Tokyo

Is it odd that China got Hooters years before Japan did?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Republican Victory, Conservative Loss

Daniel Larison says the results of Tuesday's election will change litte.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

America's One Child Policy

The Weekly Standard looks at how birth rates are declining across the world.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How Barack Obama Is Like Joan Jett

Steve Sailer directs our attention to an article by perhaps the only person to have been in a band with Joan and law school with Barack.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Suspicious Minds Remix

Not bad. But I prefer the orginal.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Will Marijuana Legalization Fail in California?

David Henderson points to one reason why it may.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Who Says Romance Is Dead?

For a few thousand dollars, you can get married at McDonald's. It almost makes me wish I had a fiancee.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss

Daniel Larison writes:

It is hardly news that Christine O’Donnell is a talking head with dreams of being a television celebrity, so I’m not sure that it proves much of anything when she demonstrates that she doesn’t know much about the amendments to the Constitution. Andrew focused on her apparent ignorance of the First Amendment near the end of the video, but I thought the far more telling moment was when she asked her questioner to explain to her what the 14th and 16th Amendments were. Actual constitutionalists have at least some basic familiarity with these, not least since they tend to see these amendments and later interpretations of the 14th Amendment as having been particularly damaging to republican self-government. Based on her responses, O’Donnell not only doesn’t agree with them, but she wouldn’t even be conversant with the relevant arguments. So we can confirm what a lot of people already knew: Christine O’Donnell is a professional political activist who has no real grounding in the fundamental law she has been repeatedly invoking as the core of her beliefs during this campaign season, and as far as respecting the Constitution is concerned she is simply a phony. Anyone on the right who wants to keep defending her as anything else is wasting his time and embarrassing himself.



Of course, the Republican Echo Chamber can't be embarrassed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Why Japanese Love Robots

And Americans fear them.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

One Nation Under Fraud

Ron called my attention to this scary article.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What the Tea Partiers Really Want

Jonathan Haidt says they are motivated less by a fear that freedom is being eroded than by a fear that karma is.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Shock of Gray

China is geting old really fast:

In 2015, China’s working population below the age of 65 will begin to shrink. Meanwhile, the number of people over 65 will be rising to 300 million by 2050, a threefold increase. Richard Jackson, the director of the Global Aging Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, notes that China will be older than the United States within a generation, making it the first big national population to age before it joins the ranks of developed countries. One of China’s biggest fears, expressed repeatedly in public pronouncements, is that it will grow old before it grows rich.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Correction of the Day

Most reporters aren't very good with statistics.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Seven Day Lover

By Atlanta's own James Fountain. In England, they call this Northern Soul.

Monday, October 11, 2010

$1 Million !?!?

Why didn't somebody tell be about this offer?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Soda Is Watching You

The latest in Japanese vending machine technology.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What a Dikshit

TV host's comments spark an international incident. Seriously, India, the joke was sophmoric and probably racist. But as nation you seem really thin-skinned.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

You've Got a Sick, Sick Country There, Ron

Did I mention that it is sick? But at least that guy has a retirement plan, which is more than I can say.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

You Don't Bring a Praseodymium Knife to a Gunfight

Does China really have a monopoly on rare earth minerals?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Obamacare: It Begins

Principal Financial is leaving the health insurance business, citing the impact of the health care reform law passed earlier this year.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Unemployment in South Africa

Alex Taborrak looks at how government and union policies have drive the jobless rate to 24 percent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Korean Fever

It's not what you think, Ron.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Basic Religion Test Stumps Americans

Athiests know more about religions that those who believe them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Doing the Jobs Americans Won't Do

The Associated Press reports:

The UFW in June launched the "Take Our Jobs Campaign," inviting people to go online and apply. About 8,600 people filled out an application form, but only seven have been placed in farm jobs, UFW President Arturo Rodriguez said.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Black Swan Dude: Obama Made the Recession Worse

And he says Canada is now a better bet for international investors.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recessions Then and Now

Here's a column from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from George Selgin, who was one of my professors in graduate school.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Harlan Ellison

Dying?

One of the highlights of my career was when Ellison called me to tell me how much he liked a review I did of one of his books, a call made even more memorable because I was a little critical of the book.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mexicans in New York (And the Rest of the Country)

They are more likely to hold a job than native borns or even other immigrant groups.

Why?

They tend to be more willing to move in pursuit of jobs and to take any job they can find, especially if they lack access to unemployment benefits.

Get Real

Nick Gillespie isn't expecting much from the Republicans' latest Contract with America.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Andrew Breitbart vs. Glenn Beck

Someone on the right notices what Beck is trying to do to the Tea Party.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Immigration Restrictions

Economist Bryan Caplan calls them a solution in search of a problem.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Heh

It has been 48 hours and still no mention of this in the Republican echo chamber. Wonder why?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

With Friends Like These

Which "friendly" foreign intelligence service does the CIA regard as the least friendly? Yeah.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Life, Liberty and Breaking the Rules

Bill James on Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and jaywalkers.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Needless Apology of the Day

What a slap in the face not only to the subjects of the story but to everyone in the newsroom involved in putting it together.

HT: Jesse Walker

Monday, September 13, 2010

More on Japanese Life Spans

Now that the government has started taking a closer look, it finds that there are some 77,000 people 120 years old or older in its records and 884 who would be 150 or older.

To put that in perspective, the longgest-lived human for whom there is substantial documentation is Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. The longest-lived man was Christian Mortensen, who died in 1998 at 115.

It's becmoing increasingly clear that a large number of Japanese people have hid the deaths of elderly realtives to continue receiving their pensions.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Neocon Welshes on Bet

David Henderson posts about how back in 2003, after the United States invaded Iraq, someone bet him that by September 2008 three Middle Eastern countries that were not then democracies would become Democratic by September 2008 because of the ripple effects of the U.S. "democratizing" Iraq.

It didn't work out that way, and when Henderson tried to collect, the woman not only denied having made the bet, she said no one could have foolish enough to make such a bet.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Japan Has Misplaced a Quarter Million Centennarians

I joked a few weeks ago that maybe Japan really doesn't have such a long life expectancy. But give the scale of fraud we are talking about here, I wonder if it is enough to skew the numbers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I Thought He Was Just Reprising His Role of Lonesome Rhodes

Andy Griffith's popularity has plummeted in North Carolina thanks to his commercial for Obamacare.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Endless War

Don Vandergriff looks at the new book by Andrew Bacevich.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Channel 9 Is at It Again

Bill Anderson looks at the coverage of another child molestation allegation.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christopher Hitchens on Glenn Beck

He wasn't very impressed with Beck's big meeting.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spreading Hayek

The Wall Street Journal profiles George Mason University economist Pete Boettke. I went to grad school at GMU with Pete, and I'm glad to see him and the program get some much deserved recognition.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lew Rockwell on Glenn Beck

Rockwell isn't impressed with today's big rally.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss Venezuela vs. Hugo Chavez

Don't let Sean Penn or Danny Glover know about this.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

National Review Goes UnAmerican

Daniel McCarthy notes that National Review has become more friendly to those who oppose foreign interventionism and even to those who are skeptical of the war in Afghanistan. Funny how that only happened after a Democrat became president.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Taking Al Qaeda's Side

Rod Long looks at opponents of the close-to-Ground-Zero Islamic center.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Republican Crackup

Radley Balko looks at the GOP's agenda.

Friday, August 20, 2010

RIP Skandor Akbar

I vaguely remember his run in Georgia in the 1970s, but I got to see a lot of him as a manager in Texas and Oklahoma in the 1980s when Channel 46 carried those shows.

From everything I've read he was very respected by his peers. But I never could get past the fact that this Middle Eastern bad guy had a thick Texas accent.

RIP Ted Allen

The Nightmare was a fixture in Southern wrestling for about 30 years.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fish Sticks

Japanese aquarium features frozen fish.

Obama Gives Oil and Gas the Cold Shoulder

Bob Bradley says it's no accident that the president skipped Houston during s recent visit to Texas.

Living Large in Japan

In very tiny houses.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Return of the Jedi

Gary Kurtz, George Lucas' one-time partner, talks to the Los Angeles Times. From his description, the original ideas for the movie sound better that what Lucas eventually put on screen.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Japanese As Solarians

The blog Gene Expression looks at the rise of robots in Japan and its effect of the national psyche.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Neoconservatism: An Obituary

Bradley Thompson's new book has been getting surprisingly goog reviews.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Masked Superstar

This was one of wrestling's greatest feuds. Just read on Dave Meltzer's website that II (Johnny Walker) is going to have to have multiple heart bypass surgery. Hope it turns out well.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grandiose Fool

Max Hastings book on Winston Churchill has gotten a lot of positive notice.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Good Word for Jimmy Carter

Carter did more to deregulate the American economy than just about any president in the last 100 years. Everyone knows about airline and trucking deregulation, but every time you sip a micro-brew beer you should also than Crter.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Iraq

Michael Rubin continues to be the only conservative interested in what the guys we put in charge are doing

Monday, August 9, 2010

Not a Good Way to Die

One dead and another hospitalized at the world sauna championship.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm Not Sure How Big Rashad Bobino Is

Probably too big to be sucker punching women. But Roger Huerta fights at 155, so he probably walks around at 170.

Insect Sushi

Yummy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bigotry at Its Best

It seems the folks at IBD were the only people in America who didn't know the judge in the Prop 8 case was gay. Would they have cared as much if he were heterosexual or Catholic or Mormon? Do they object when Antonin Scalia rules on religious freedom cases? Or when Clarence Thomas rules on racial discrimination cases?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Japan Has Lost More of Its Old People

I'm beginning to think that Japan may not actually have a high life expectancy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Typhoid Mary Of Steroids

Steve Sailer reports on a new study showing that teammates of Jose Canseco saw their offensive stats jump after they started playing with him.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Embarrassed to Be a Conservative

David Klinghoffer and Stephen Bainbridge point to the things about their movement that make them cringe.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Greatest Lines Ever in Country Music

10. Well look here, is that a teardrop in the corner of your pane? Now don't you try to tell me that it's rain. *
9. 'Til I get used to losin’ you, let me keep on usin’ you 'til I can make it on my own
8. He talks about you in his sleep and there's nothing I can do to keep from crying when he calls your name, Jolene.
7. Wakin' in the mornin' to the feelin' of her fingers on my skin. Wipin' out the traces of the people and the places that I've been.
6. Dad drove a stock car to an early death, all I remember is a drunk man's breath.
5. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert.
4. I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole. No one could steer me right but momma tried.
3. While she pours herself on some stranger, I pour myself a drink somewhere
2. Picking up hookers instead of my pen, I let the words of my youth slip away
1. I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.


* Roger Miller reportedly once said that was the greatest line ever in a country song. I obviously disgaree.

Tokyo's Oldest Man Isn't

Wasn't this a movie?

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Vietnam Generation

Here's another recent column from James Webb.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Was Webb Easy on the Crackers?

James Webb's call to end federal diversity programs has gotten a lot of attention, but Ilya Somin says Webb's article wrongly absolves poor whites of their role in maintaing Jim Crow.


Last year, I read biographies of civil rights leader T.R.M. Howard and Booker T. Washington. Both men regarded Southern businessmen as people they could work with. It was lower-class whites who tended to be most supportive of, and most violent in their support of Jim Crow.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Right Continues to Smear Shirley Sherrod

Radley Balko catches a particularly nasty hit piece. And it's not just Sherrod. Andrew Breitbart himself has attacked the white farmers she helped, suggesting they are Democratic plants.

I'm not sure why the Republican echo chamber can't admit that Breibart smeared, and continues to smear, this woman, much less just let the story drop.

Monday, July 26, 2010

During the Worst Recession in 40 Years

Republican guberatorial candidates Nathan Deal and Karen Handel come to the city with the highest unemployment rate in Georgia and mostly talk about abortion.

Man Allegedly Stabbed in Face at Comic Con

It seems a Harry Potter fan was the culprit. The worst thing that ever happened to me at a science fiction/comc book convention was the time actor Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund started talking to me and wouldn't shut up.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Leon Russell

This time from his prime. (And I think Gary Busey plays drums on this one.)


Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bretbart Owes Shirley Sherrod and Us an Apology

Here's another article you won't see in the Republican echo chamber.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Journolist: Much Ado About Nothing

Matt Welch looks at the Daily Caller's claims that Journolist participants conspired to have the government shut down Fox News and finds little to support that claim. (But there's plenty to suggest the participants were arrogant jerks.)

Meanwhile, Instahack and other consertive sites join in the hate of the day, with plenty of uncritical acceptance of the story's claim, even calling the Journloistes Stalinists. Who needs an e-mail list when you've got groupthink?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Breitbart Lies, Someone Gets Fires

The republican echo chamber was all over Breitbart's original claim that someone said something racist at an NAACP meeting. He hasn't said much about the follow up yet.

A Bird Holocaust

What kills more birds, the BP oil spill or wind farms? If you are reading this blog, you can probably guess the answer.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Leon Russell Like You've Never Seen Him

Unless you were watching Shindig in 1964

Prominent Conservative Dismisses Black Panther Case

Odd, how you didn't hear about this on the Republican echo chamber.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Crime Is Down Across Arizona

Except where Sheriff Joe is in charge.

What's Gallagher Up to These Days

I know some of you (I'm looking at you, Ron) have been asking that question. Here's the answer.

The Fox News Minstrels

Dave Weigel writes:

Fox News uses the Panthers the way that Phil Donohue used to use the KKK or G.G. Allin. They're good on TV. The difference between the Panthers and other freakish groups that look good on the air, of course, is that that they threaten white people.


How often does Fox bring on the Panthers, or talk about them? A Lexis-Nexis search finds 68 mentions of "Malik Zulu Shabazz," a leader of the NBPP. The majority are appearances on Fox News, where Shabazz is repeatedly brought on to act as a foolish, anti-Semitic punching bag. Among the segment titles: "Professor's Comments on Whites Stir Controversy" and "Black Panthers Take a Stand on Duke Rape Case." Here's one example of a Shabazz appearance during the Jeremiah Wright controversy. Fox was the only network to book him; Sean Hannity conducted the interview.


Jesse Walker adds:

The New Black Panther Party plays the same role for the right that Hutaree-style militants play for the left: They're a tiny, uninfluential group whose importance is magnified to keep the base excited. Left and right wind up worrying more about each other than they care about the institutions that actually govern the country. It's great if your goal is maintaining movement identity, but not if you're more interested in changing policy than collecting scalps.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wrestling with the Facts

The Weekly Standard has a piece on Linda McMahon's Senate candidacy that contains this passage:

McMahon is not the first figure from professional wrestling to enter politics. In 1974, Jim Crockett, who ran the National Wrestling Alliance, ran for the Senate in North Carolina. He finished sixth in a field of six in the GOP primary. And, in 1990, Jesse “The Body” Ventura was elected mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Eight years later, he was governor of the state.


Where do we begin?

First, Jim Crockett Jr. wasn't elected NWA president until 1980, and I don't think it would be correct to say that he "ran" the NWA even then since the president's only two roles were to run the annual meeting and book the world champion.

Second, everything I've ever read says that Crockett ran for state Senate not the Senate as the Standard says.

Third, if you are taking about pro wrestles in politics, how can you talk about Crockett's failed run for Senate and not mention even Tom Drake, who served 32 years in the Alabama House of Representatives, including two terms as speaker, while maintaining a successful pro wrestling career?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dancing at Auschwitz

Holocaust survivor Adolek Kohn returned to Auschwitz last year with his daughter and grandchildren. This is what they did:

Monday, July 12, 2010

In Defense of Dracula

Was Vlad the Impaler was just the victim of bad publicity?

"Vlad Dracula was doubtlessly cruel, but not more so than other princes of his time," said Margot Rauch, the Austrian curator of the exhibition, entitled "Dracula - Voivode and Vampire".

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Baby Doll

Here's a nice interview with the former wrestler and valet.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ric Flair and Rip Hawk Promo

Has Ann Coulter Gone Anti-War?

Or is she just looking for a club to bash democrats, consistency be damned>

LeBronomics

Florida has no income tax. New York has one of the highest income taxes in the nation. Did that affect LeBron James' choice of where to play?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Headline of the Day

For some reason, the BBC pulled this one from its Web site. But it remains on Google's cache.

The Solution to the Immigration "Problem"? Less Government

Alexander Marriott asks what a rational immigration policy would be.

Headline of the Day

Come on. The writer didn't know what he was doing when he wrote this?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Democrat's Plan to Create Jobs

From Senate candidate Alvin Greene.

HT: Radley Balko

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Immigration Then and Now

Jeb Bush and Robert Putnam compre today's immigrants to those of previous years and find they stack up pretty well.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Birthday Message for America

Mario Rizzo reminds us of the widsom of Herbert Spencer.

Treat Her Right

I found this clip of Roy Head doing this classic song. The 1960s censorship is a bit amusing, forcing him to change "She's gonna love you tonight" to "she's gonna kiss you tonight."




I also found a clip of Tom Jones covering the song on TV just a few years later. I know Tom has achieved a sort of retro cool. But really, compare his singing and dancing to Roy's and tell me that Tom had soul.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kobayashi Cracks

And he makes a scene at the hot dog eating contest.

It's Good to Be The Emperor

But it's not so good to be in first grade with the daughter of the crown prince.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Where the Right Went Wrong, Part II

David Bernstein notes that Bill Buckley not only helped pull the right away from its traditional isolationist foreign policy, he also helped pull it away from its opposition to Jim Crow.

More here from Ilya Somin.

Money to Burn in Iraq

Michel Rubin has the latest on what the guys we put into power are up to,.

I May Have to Turn in My Small Government Card

But this doesn't seem like a bad idea.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

No Discrimination

Bryan Caplan looks at the limits of anti-discrimination law.

A Few Good Words for Saul Alinsky

Jesse Wakers says both the left and the right have misunderstood the icon of community organizers.

A Liberal Says Nice Things About Clarence Thomas

Really.

Danny Hodge, 77, Crushes an Apple

By Any Means Necessary

Apparently, property rights aren't that important to Ayn Rand's intellectual heir.

Dave Weigel and the Rise of Young Libertarian Journalists

The Moderate Voice uses the Dave Weigel/Journolist brouhaha to look at how young libertarian journalists are faring in Washington. I found this part interesting:

My friend Eric Pfeiffer, a libertarian who has had staff writing positions everywhere from the National Review to the Washington Times, said this distrust stems from an oversensitivity of conservatives to how the media covers them. “Weigel copped to that in the Big Government piece” — a kind of mea culpa post published after his resignation — “saying he was guilty of trying to play strategist often times when he was doing those interviews,” Pfeiffer told me. “In fairness to him, that’s to some degree what I had to do when I would talk to people because the best way to get a source to cooperate is to kind of bond with them, to make them think you’re sympathetic, or at least understanding of their cause. I don’t know how true it is on the left because I’ve covered them a lot less, but it’s so true on the right, because they — and you can quote me on this — when you cover the right, your role is just as much playing the role of therapist as reporter. They want you to like them. They want you to understand them. And it really gets old fast. I think that probably caused a lot of his frustration. It’s not what all reporters think when they signed up. I think Capitol Hill Republicans are more savvy, but movement conservatives I dealt with basically wanted to be held and coddled more than they wanted to be actually challenged or pressed.”

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leave It to Beaver

The New York Times looks back at the groundbreaking series.

From Dalton to Iraq to Hollywood

Army vet J.R. Martinez started on "All My Children" in 2008 in what he and producers thought would be a story line lasting just a few weeks. Two years later, he's one of the show's regular charactes.

A Few Good Words for Robert Byrd

The Cato Insitute's Justin Logan reminds libertarians there was more to the late senator than pork barrel spending.

Plus, Jesse Walker has some clips of Byrd playing bluegrass.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Endless War, a Recipe for Four-Star Arrogance

Here's the latest from Col. Andrew Bacevich.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Cowboys Are Going to Win the Next Super Bowl

USA Today explains why. And is it just me or is that a scary photograph?

It Truly Is the Best Party

I would have voted for this guy. I don't know if I'd be too happy when he won. But that's another matter.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

If Ed Wood Spoke Portuguese

IFC has been running a bunch of Coffin Joe films. I taped several of them and am finally getting around to watching them. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul has its moments, but a lot of these are hard to get through.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Problem Isn't McChrystal

Don Vandergriff looks at U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Early to Bed and Early to Rise

Helps fight global warming, according to the Japanese government.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Charles Murray on Ayn Rand

He reviews two new biographies of Rand.

Money quote:

First, Rand expressed the glory of human achievement. She tapped into the delight that a human being ought to feel at watching another member of our species doing things superbly well. The scenes in The Fountainhead in which the hero, Howard Roark, realizes his visions of architectural truth are brilliant evocations of human creativity at work. But I also loved scenes like the one in Atlas Shrugged when protagonist Dagny Taggart is in the cab of the locomotive on the first run on the John Galt line, going at record speed, and glances at the engineer:

He sat slumped forward a little, relaxed, one hand resting lightly on the throttle as if by chance; but his eyes were fixed on the track ahead. He had the ease of an expert, so confident that it seemed casual, but it was the ease of a tremendous concentration, the concentration on one's task that has the ruthlessness of an absolute.

That's a heroic vision of a blue-collar worker doing his job. There are many others. Critics often accuse Rand of portraying a few geniuses as the only people worth valuing. That's not what I took away from her. I saw her celebrating people who did their work well and condemning people who settled for less, in great endeavors or small; celebrating those who took responsibility for their lives, and condemning those who did not. That sounded right to me in 1960 and still sounds right in 2010.
Second, Ayn Rand portrayed a world I wanted to live in, not because I would be rich or powerful in it, but because it consisted of people I wanted to be around. As conditions deteriorate in Atlas Shrugged, the first person to quit in disgust at Hank Rearden's steel mill is Tom Colby, head of the company union:

For ten years, he had heard himself denounced throughout the country, because his was a "company union" and because he had never engaged in a violent conflict with the management. This was true; no conflict had ever been necessary; Rearden paid a higher wage scale than any union scale in the country, for which he demanded—and got—the best labor force to be found anywhere.

That's not a world of selfishness or greed. It's a world of cooperation and mutual benefit through the pursuit of self-interest, enabling satisfying lives not only for the Hank Reardens of the world but for factory workers. I still want to live there.
That world came together in the chapters of Atlas Shrugged describing Galt's Gulch, the chapters I most often reread when I go back to the book. The great men and women who have gone on strike are gathered there, sometimes working at their old professions, but more often being grocers and cabbage growers and plumbers, because that's the niche in which they can make a living. In scene after scene, Rand shows what such a community would be like, and it does not consist of isolated individualists holding one another at arm's length. Individualists, yes, but ones who have fun in one another's company, care about one another, and care for one another—not out of obligation, but out of mutual respect and spontaneous affection.

Monday, June 21, 2010

North Korean World Cup Fans

They are actually Chinese people the North Korean government has paid to attend the games.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mixing Bluegrass, Gospel and Funk

The Lee Boys, the Travelin' McCourys and Del McCoury.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Right's Wrong Turn

David Gordon reviews a new biography of William F. Buckley Jr.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Libertarianism and Anti-Discrimination Law

The Cato Institute kicks off a debate here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atlas Says "Meh"

Atlas Shrugs Begins filing with a $5 million budget, first-time director and a bunch of actors from the CW Network.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Free Trade for Gaza

Tyler Cowen says the blockade hurst most those who are the least hostile to Israel.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

South Africa's Brain Drain

Newsweek asks "why are the best and brightest leaving?" Really, the answers aren't obvious?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Where Have All the Reporters Gone?

Newsroom cutbacks are keeping large newspapers from covering statewide races the way they used to.

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Tonya Craft Stuff

WRCB reports that just a few months after the initial allegations were made the father of one of the girls Craft was accused of molesting told an investigator he wasn't sure anything happened to his daughter and didn't want to pursue the case but felt pressured by prosceutors.


And William Anderson has several new posts.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Pride

This may have been the nadir of both their careers.

OK, it may have been the nadir of Charlie's career.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Georgia Justice

Prosecutor gets judge top toss defense attorneys off a capital murder case and get them replaced with lawyers of his choosing. The state Supreme Court says that is OK, and the prosecutor is now angling to be a judge.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More Tonya Craft

Bill Anderson has more thoughts on the case.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Whoo, Hooh! We're No. 1!

Why are investors still so eager to fund exploding federal deficits?

Economist Jeffrey Miron writes:



As bad as policy is in the U.S., it is worse in most other countries. That may help the U.S. avoid the day of reckoning for a while.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Free Trade for Everyone

That means Gaza, too, says Tom Palmer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Zac Brown Covers an Old Manfred Mann Tune

Daddy Issues

Gene Healy tells a bunch of pundits to grow up.

Producer Says Atlas Shrugged to Start Filming in June

But no actors have been lined up yet.

O, Canada

Fred Barnes sas we should look north for some lessons on cutting government.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Really Can't Disagree with This

Noah Pollak writes:

Those who sent an elite unit into a hostile confrontation armed with toy weapons made an incredibly stupid decision. And a uniquely Israeli one. In recent memory, Israeli military action has been violent but not decisive, bloody enough to provoke the outrage and condemnation of the world (at this point, a stubbed toe will do), but not enough to actually change facts on the ground (the Hamas and Hezbollah wars being prime examples). These halfhearted wars and battles have earned Israel demerits in world opinion without enough to show in improved strategic position.

Memorial Day for a Father Whose Son Was Killed In Iraq

I'm a bit late in linking to this.

Guatemala Is Going to Eat Us All

Explanation here.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Legalize It

Steve Chapman has some ideas on what to do about immigration.

Should We Outlaw Minority Scholarships?

Barrton Hinkle asks Rand Paul's critics how far they are willing to go to ban discrimination.

Cat Defies Laws of Gravity

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

We Choose Our Allies Well

Do South Koreans really see the United States as a bigger problem that=n North Korea?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This Can't Continue

Private pay shrinks to a record low, while government handouts grow to a record high.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill

Japan's Problem Is Supply, Not Demand

If you account for its rapidly aging population, Japan has pretty decent economic growth. And would likely have even better growth if it hadn't been following Keynesian policies.

Nicholas Kristoff Must Be Popular in the Newsroom Now

I can't believe the New York Times published this.

American Idol and the Mega Churches

The Los Angeles Times reports:

With many contestants having honed their vocal skills at black churches and suburban megachurches, "Idol" has been embraced by Christian communities across the nation. Congregations have launched enthusiastic viewing parties and vote drives for favorites. Perhaps more important, the contestants' church training has deeply influenced the songs and musical styles viewers hear on "Idol" and helped launch the careers of faith-based singers, such as George Huff and Mandisa, as well as secular pop artists. The show has projected to an audience of tens of millions an image of heartland youth driven by faith and strong family values. That's an important source of appeal for a nation that according to a 2007 Pew Research Center survey identifies itself as 78% Christian.

Indeed, all of the winners from the previous eight seasons have hailed from Bible Belt states, except for Arizona native Jordin Sparks, who went to the top during Season 6. And perhaps not surprisingly, "Idol" ratings are highest in such Southern cities as Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; and Winston-Salem, N.C., according to the Nielsen Co. Birmingham alone has produced two "Idol" winners: Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks. (The trend may not hold up this year: Two much-talked-about finalists, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, are both Midwesterners.)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The New Culture War

Arthur Brooks says it's free enterprise versus government control, and, while Republicans may not like it, he's right when he notes that:

The George W. Bush administration began the huge Wall Street and Detroit bailouts, and for years before the economic crisis, the GOP talked about free enterprise while simultaneously expanding the government with borrowed money and increasing the percentage of citizens with no income tax liability. The 30 percent coalition did not start governing this country with the advent of Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It has been in charge for years.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Libertarianism and Jim Crow

The Rand Paul controversy has stirred some interesting discussion over at The Volokh Conspiracy.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Privatize MARTA

Here's the latest column from Dalton's own Kyle Wingfield.

Faking Your Way Into Havard

One young man did it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today Is Draw Muhammad Day

Reason will be revealing the winners of its draw Muhammad contest on its Web site.

UPDATE: The winners.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why I'm Not a Conservative

NBC recently cancelled the original Law & Order after 20 years on the air. The show tied Gunsmoke as the longest-running weekly prime time drama in U.S. history. It produced six spinoffs, two of which are still on the air, three affiliated series set in the same fictional universe. And a new spinoff is set to debut this fall.

Obviously, like the original series had a tremendous run, one that any producer would envy, but has simply seen its time go. Well, unless you read the Republican echo chamber. There you'll find that the public simply got tired of all the liberal messages in the show. You know after two decades. Presumably, it would still be on their air if it had depicted its murders as anti-war protestors and environmental activists.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Jack Bauer Republicans

The Daily Beast has a good story on a couple of Republican congressional candidates running on their records of having abused prisoners in Iraq. They've become conservative superstars, which tells you a lot about modern conservatism.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tear-Stained Letter

Jo-el Sonnier, Richard Thompson and David Sanborn. Thompson once said that Sonnier's cover of this song paid for the first extension on his house and Del McCoury's cover of "1952 Vincent Black Lighning" paid for the second.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

An Open Letter to Buzz Franklin

William Anderson answers Franklin's whiny statement on the Tonya Craft case.

Askers vs. Guessers

Which one are you?

Associated Press: Drug War Has Met None of Its Goals

But the feds will spend more than $15 billion this year alone fighting it.

National Review Debunks Supply Side Economics

I'm glad to see a conservative publication finally run an article like this.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Top 10 Craziest Moments

How do you narrow down so many choices into just 10. And frankly, I don't see how this one didn't make the cut.

Don't Ask. Don't Tell, Part 2

Another soldiers' video. This one from iraq.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Local Media and the Tonya Craft Case

Bill Anderson rates the coverage. I personally thought The Chattanoogan had the most in-depth stuff.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Plagiarism in Japan

Ron mentioned this case to me in a recent conversation. You have to give the man credit for creativity.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Not Guilty

Tonya Craft acquitted after less than two days of deliberation by the jury. Now, where does she go to get her reputation, and the half million dollars she and her family spent on her defense, back.

Harry Thornton and Bobby Eaton

According to the Internet expersts, this is from Harry's next-to-last appearance on the Saturday wrestling show.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Jim Bovard Sues Bob Barr

He still hasn't been paid for ghostwriting Barr's book a couple of years ago.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Tonya Craft Trial: What Next?

Bill Anderson tells us what he expects the prosecution's next steps will be.

Happy Mother's Day, George Bush

This one is tough to read.

"Corrective" Rape in South Africa

ESPN will look at the rape culture of the country that will host the next soccer World Cup.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bouncer (And Kickboxing Champion) vs. Loudmouth

It doesn't end the way you'd think it would.