"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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Lies from the New York Times

The paper argues we should not trust the work of two economists because a school that doesn't employ them gets money from the institution they study.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Duck Dynasty

Larry Alex Taunton points out that if you have a problem with Phil Robertson, you also hava problem with St. Paul.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Crumpet: A Very British Sex Symbol

Very NSFW look at British sex symbols of the 1960s and 1970s. <

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mike Tyson Explores Kierkegaard

I keep reading this to myself in Tyson's voice.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Original Bond Girl

Special Operations Executive agent Christine Glanville led a life of daring. But was she the model for some of Ian Fleming's creations?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Paul Krugman Wrong Again

His latest column on Obamacare may be a bit misleading. Shocking, huh?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I, Nutella

How a simple treat brings the world together.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Those Who Didn't Graduate from High School

How a community college in New York is reaching out to them.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Smaller Is Better

Rural areas looking for more local control.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thank You, Jenny McCarthy

Measles infections have climbed this year.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Why Are Hospital Prices So High?

John Graham says blame government.

Oh, So It's Joey That Has to Go to the Vet

A West Highland terrier knock up a Rottweiler. Guess which one gets "fixed."

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Going Green Will Lead to Blackouts

The power grid isn't ready for large amounts of "renewable" energy.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Man Survives Three Days at the Bottom of the Sea

OK, 100 feet down. Still, this guy had someone watching over him.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Sexual Assault on U.S. Military Members

According to the Department of Defense, the simple act of asking someone out on a date, and if they did not want to be asked out, has now been classified as an unwanted sexual contact or unwanted gender-related behavior, and it was counted in this survey.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Alice's Restaurant Massacree

Every time I got in my car today, it seemed this song was playing. i know it's long, but not hours long. Then I realized I had changed stations a few times, so it seems that every station in the tri-state area played it today, and I caught a bit of all of them.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Really, Facebook?

Fatties get Maria Kang banned.

Healthcare.gov: Planning and Reality

Clay Shirky notes that the White House was too cool to listen to its own experts.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Obamacare Forced My Mom Into Medicaid

Nicole Hopkins says her mom has never asked for a government handout, until Obamacare forced her to.

JFK Was No Consvervative

Gene Healy rips apart a little right-wing myth-making.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inflation Targeting

Economist George Selgin notes that it has worked so well in the past.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Runaround Sue

Dion wrote and recorded this in 1961. I wonder if he would have predicted at that time that just two years later he would marry Susan Butterfield, the girl who inspired this, or that 50 years after that they'd still be married.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanks, Obamacare

A majority of Americans now say health care isn't the government's responsibility.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Obama vs. the Generals

A few days ago, Politico informed us that the president doesn't have a real relationship with his cabinet members, never really consults with them and doesn't seem to trust them. Now, they tell us the same is true of Obama and senior military leaders. Funny, they didn't report that last year.

An Ardent Communist Killed John F. Kennedy

You wouldn't know that if all you read was the New York Times.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

This Is Why I'm Opposed to Public Libraries

Library copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" tests positive for herpes and cocaine.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Obamacare Scorecard

100,000 enrolled (kind of) vs. 5 million who have lost their insurance.

Former Federal Reserve Official Apologizes

Andrew Huszar says quantitative easing has hammered Main Street and helped only Wall Street.

Monday, November 11, 2013

It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.

The Obama administration says you don't have to actually be enrolled in an Obamacare health insurance plan for it to count you as an enrollee.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Thirty eight years ago tonight.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

At American Universities

Women are always the victims, even when they are the victimizers.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kris Kristofferson

He recently announced he has serious memory problems. Here he is in his prime.

Is the War on Pot Over?

It may be near an end.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

There Go My Retirement Plans

Business Week reports the market for old comic books is declining.

Subsidizing College Debt

Richard Vedder says it's time to Stopt.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monster Mash (Redux)

This time the original with Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Misdirection and Bullshit

The Obama administration tries to explain away the president's promise that you could keep your insurance if you wanted.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Out of the Frying Pan

Insurers say that health insurance rates will go up (even more) if Obamacare's enrollment period is extended.

Monster Mash

Boris Karloff on "Shindig."

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joe Wilson Was Right

The Obama knew three years ago that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance because of Obamacare.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

State-of-the-Art Policing

The Baltimore Police Department takes some steps that should reduce wrongful arrests and convictions.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Front Yard Burial

. If a man promises his wife he will bury her in the front yard, then he should just do so.

Media Accountability

The media took up Jamie Leigh Jones' claim rape by American contractors in Iraq. Now, that she has gone trial, lost her case and had her claims disputed by everyone who was there, no one wants to talk about her.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RIP Anthony Hinds

One of the keys to the success of Hammer horror.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Math Proves It

Everything tastes better with bacon.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Skuttle Buttin'

Who Is Afraid of Default?

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We're in the Best of Hands

The Obama administration didn't know when Obamacare's mandate penalty deadline was until a tax prep firm told them.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Shutdown?

Eighty percent of federal employees are still at work.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Obamacare Myths

Megan McArdle says both supporters and defenders of the law have some beliefs about it that don't stand up to scrutiny.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Was Kanye West Right?

You have to admit that leather jogging pants don't sound practical.

What About Manfred Mann Songs?

The U.S. Navy says forcing recruits to sing nursery rhymes is hazing.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The College Bill of Rights

FIRE and the Bill of Rights Institute team up to teach students about their rights.

Monday, September 16, 2013

16 Tweets

That's how many made racist complaints about the new Miss America. But from the way the media covered it you'd think there were thousands.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Visit to the Doctor or Interrogation

Betsy McCaughey says that thanks to federal health care reform there may soon be little difference.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Real Live "Glee"?

A high school in Levittown, Pennsylvania, as a remarkable drama program.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thank You, Jenny McCarthy

The United States is looking at its largest number of measles cases in years because so many parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

Unfair to Paul Krugman?

No.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Where Are the Anti-War Celebrities?

Buzzfeed fears they may have been kidnapped.

Mean Old Man

IF John McCain had been elected president, we'd be at war with half the world by now.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Meanwhile in Libya

Things aren't going well.

What Did You Say?

Rand Paul introduced a resolution saying that the President would violate the Constitution if he attacks another country without prior authorization by Congress. The words of the resolution are President Obama's own, taken from a 2007 interview.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Tao of Ayn Rand

The Spectator looks at the appeal of Rand's novels.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fear the Boom

Economist George Selgin says that when it comes to recessions an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Obama: Syria Strike Will Serve No Objectives

The New Yorker has the story.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Headline of the Day

Would this make Houston the Medina? Or would that be Austin?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Parkinson's Takes Linda Ronstadt's Ability to Sing

I'm surprised she's still not in the Rock Hall of Fame.

Sometimes I'm Sorry I Missed the 60s

Tom Jones, Jerry Reed, Glen Campbell AND Big Jim Sullivan?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Is San Pedro a real place? Or is it just a metaphor?

The Los Angeles Weekly looks at real questions handled by the help desk at city hall.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys

But schools are doing their best to keep them from it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Family Matters

The breakdown in the family may be responsible for up to 40 percent of the growth in some measures of economic inequality.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The City of Atlanta Is Killing Apalachicola Bay

Maybe Atlanta and Georgia officials could get their act together, fix the leaks in the city's water system, reduce water use. Nah, it's easier to suck the bay dry.

A-Rod Honored

To be counted among the greats.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Iron Sheik

Here's the best and most accurate article ever written on him.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Banned By Hooters

San Diego voters had no problems with Bob Filner. The Hooters restaurant chain does.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blue on Blue

Joel Kotkin looks at the Civil War in the Democratic coalition.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Huffington Post Retracts McDonald's "Study"

Turns out it was an undergraduate paper. and not a very good one.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Old and the Rested

Megan McArdle says TV execs may be rediscovering the mature audience.

It Wasn't Just the IRS

Was the FEC coordinating attacks on conservative groups with the IRS?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Who Should Set Medicare Prices?

Megan McArdle explains there are no good answers to that question.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

What's the Plan?

David Harsanyi says the Republicans are blowing it.

Can Diamond Dallas Page Save the World?

Great Deadpsin article on Page and his efforts to help Scott Hall and Jake Roberts turn their lives around.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Turning America Into Detroit

Daniel Hannan says big government has turned the Motor City into Starnesville.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Paul Krugman, Intellectual Shut In

Nick Gillespie talks about the uncurious and unaware former economist.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stand Your Ground

The New York Times editorial board has no clue what it means.

The Zimmerman Case

It had nothing to do with stand your ground.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum

The Pacific Standard has a look at the prolific producer of low budget films for the SyFy channel and others.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Whole Lotta Rosie

Bon Scott would have been 67 t6oday.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Am Important

That's what one man of God wants his congregation to remember.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Government Is Killing Diesel

Eric Peters explains how government-mandated equipment is making diesel automobiles less attractive.

Who Serves in the U.S. Military?

They are better educated and come from wealthier families than their peers.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You've Lost That Lovin'Feelin'

Glen Campbell and Leon Russell played on the Righteous Brothers' original in 1964. In 1983, they teamed up to play it on a Canadian TV show.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Even The New York Times

Has to admit the prosecution had a terrible first week in the Zimmerman trial.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Banned By Facebook

Todd Starnes got kicked off after posting his support for the NRA and Paula Deen.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Expensive and Unreliable

The United Kingdom's push for green energy has drive up electricity prices and increased the risk of blackouts.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bare-Knuckle Babe

Lucy Millsap, 19, has become the first female champion of the annual Okie Noodling Festival.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Paula Deen Stuff

I haven't been following it that closely, but after skimming the transcript of her deposition, I agree with Rod Dreher on everything but his second point. Deen is only about 12 years older than I am, and I'd day that most Southerners her age certainly know how taboo that word is.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Quote of the Day

From Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Darby.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The New York Times Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case

Jacob Sullum says the paper admits its reporting has been awful.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Roman Concrete

It was far superior to modern concrete, and now scientists have figured out why.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bad Words

If the NSA really thinks that searching for "porn," "sex" and "pornstars" makes you a terrorist, then it thinks that everyone who uses the Internet is a terrorist.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Harlan Ellison Q&A

Here's a nice interview with the prolific author.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Raw Milk, Raw Deal

The U.S. justice system did its best to railroad Vernon Hershberger. Fortunately, the jurors refused to play their role.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Peter King: Terrorism Supporter

Mike Riggs points to one congressman's embrace of well known terrorists.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Katee Sackhoff Loses Half Her Twitter Followers in Just a Few Hours

They were apparently pissed that she doesn't think Gun control has much of a chance in the United States.

Hell, It Killed Him

And you thought those TSA searches were bad before.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Obamacare: a Ground-Level View

A minister looks at how the healthcare act's target population will react to all of its incentives and penalties.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Light One Up

Just not too close to fight time. The UFC says it will no longer punish fighters who use marijuana, unless it's right before a fight.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jihad in Londom

A look at the toxic stew of Islam and racial identity politics that produced the murder of a British soldier.

IRS Chief's Visits to the White House

Much ado about nothing?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pin Up Queens

Collectors Weekly has a very good article on pin up artists Pearl Frush, Joyce Ballantyne, and Zoƫ Mozert

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Obamacare Nightmare?

Peter Sudeman says the law's supporters are working feverishly to keep it from becoming one.

How the New York Times Slants the News

The difference between the original story and the revised story is amazing.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Scapegoat

Matt Welch asks why it was more expedient to blame some amateurish filmmaker for the Benghazai debacle than to tell the truth.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunset Woman

B.W. Stevenson covers a Dave Loggins tune.

Obama Is Looking More Like Nixon Every Day

The IRS admits it improperly targeted conservative groups.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

They've Got This Parenting Stuff Right

The daughter's facial expression in No. 24 is the best part.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Masked Superstar

House show footage from Columbus, Georgia circa 1981.

2,000 New Jobs?

Engineered Floors certainly has some big plans, and Northwest Georgia needs all the jobs it can get.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Women

Slate looks at why so many of them get crushes on mass murderers.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

What Price Privacy?

Stewart Baker looks at how privacy laws help hid government ineptitude and malfeasance.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crony Capitalism in Sports

Though they rake in millions of dollars, America's big sports leagues are considered nonprofits for tax purposes. But that could change if Tom Coburn has his way.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to Train a Dog of War

"60 Minutes" did a piece on this guy tonight that was pretty interesting.

Hermann Goering Saved My Life

Interesting tale of how the Nazi leader came to the rescue of downed allied airmen.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gun Control, Cowardice and Bullying

Jacob Sullum asks what's wrong with standing up for the Second Amendment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Why Media Coverage of Guns Is So Biased

One reporter inadvertently explains. Notice the passive voice. No one fired the gun. It just somehow fired.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Secrets of Princeton (and the Rest of the Ivy League)

Ross Douthat shows once again why he's the best columnist at the New York Times.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Roger Ebert's Best Column

It could be this one on his memories of food when he could not longer eat solid food.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Whatever Happened to Freedom?

Several years ago, I learned that Tennessee now bars staging bear-wrestling contests. Now, I find the Volunteer State doesn't allow people to possess poisonous snakes. Things have changed there.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RIP Carmine Infantino

One of the men who helped kick of the Silver Age of comics has died.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Tennessee's Plans to Fight

Andrew Exum gives the Georgia state Senate's plan to redraw the border with the Volunteer State all the respect it deserves.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Allman Brothers: "Blue Sky"

Great live version with Duane Allman still in the group.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ayn Rand and Florida Gulf Coast University

Is the basketball team's success built on the philosophy of Objectivism?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jonathan Chait Makes Sense For Once

Why do women do more of the housework in couples that live together? Because women have have higher standards of cleanliness.

Race and Rape in the Military

Gucci Little Piggy crunches the numbers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I've Heard of Busting Your Butt at Work

But Sean Waltman is the first person I've heard of who literally did it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Mad Academy Awards

How Mad magazine introduced a couple of generations to classic films.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Costs of the Iraq War

American taxpayers will be paying for them for decades.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The FBI and the First Amendment

The agency gets to write its own warrants, approve them and bar the person it serves from talking about it, even with his attorney.

Lou Thesz and Karl Gotch vs. Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The World War II Flying Fortress

Rare color photos.

Richard Florida Concedes His Error

For over a decade, Richard Florida told the leaders of cities across the nation that they key to their prosperity was making themselves attractive to the "creative class." Jole Kotkin notes that Florida now admits it's not that simple.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Bipartisan War on Science

Ron Bailey finds liberals and conservatives deny some scientific facts.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Napping in Sub-Freezing Temps

Nordic parents regularly leave their infants out in the cold.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Double Counting Hate Groups?

How reliable are the Southern Poverty Law Center's numbers on hate groups?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time.

RIP Harry Stamps.
He despised phonies, his 1969 Volvo (which he also loved), know-it-all Yankees, Southerners who used the words "veranda" and "porte cochere" to put on airs, eating grape leaves, Law and Order (all franchises), cats, and Martha Stewart. In reverse order. He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil's Time. It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest. Because of his irrational fear that his family would throw him a golf-themed funeral despite his hatred for the sport, his family will hold a private, family only service free of any type of "theme." Visitation will be held at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jeff Davis Campus) for their library. Harry retired as Dean there and was very proud of his friends and the faculty. He taught thousands and thousands of Mississippians during his life. The family would also like to thank the Gulfport Railroad Center dialysis staff who took great care of him and his caretaker Jameka Stribling. Finally, the family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

How the Mainstream Media Got Rand Paul Wrong

Conor Friedersdorf looks at how they completely misunderstood and underestimated him.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Democrat Targets NASCAR

U.S. senator objects to a civil rights group being allowed to sponsor a race.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SPLC Finds Fewer Militias

But hypes the militia threat anyway. Jesse Walker has more.

Justin Bieber Being Put Into His Car Seat?

That's what this photo looks like to me.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Forget the Sequester

The federal government will still spend more mone than it did last year.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

America's No. 1 Boys' High School Basketball Team

Is a bunch of white Mormons from a suburban public high school.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Has Everyone in South Africa Been Charged with Murder?

First, Oscar Pistorius, then the lead detective investigating him. Now, his brother.