December 16, 2010
Where’s Children’s Services?

McDonald’s is being sued. A California woman is suing McDonald's claiming the fast-food giant uses toys to market directly to young children. Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California, mother of two small children filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco along with health, nutrition and food safety advocates Center for Science in the Public Interest . […]

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December 15, 2010
Star Wars sounds

Via Ace of Spades comes this interesting video. The Sounds of Star Wars

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December 15, 2010
That liberal media

The past couple of weeks the media elites have been going after Fox News with renewed vigor. First was the revelation by Howard Kurtz that Fox News’ Washington Editor Bill Sammon had directed his employees to describe the “public option” as the “government option.” The outrage meter went straight to 11, despite the fact that […]

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December 14, 2010
The next individual mandate

Obama administration announces auto insurance mandate Washington, D.C. – The Obama administration today announced  plans to require all Americans to purchase automobile insurance or pay a fine. “For too long, passengers, pedestrians and people taking public transportation have been able to take a free ride on drivers across the country, driving up insurance premiums for […]

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December 14, 2010
The Hoy administration

Another name for the prospective Hoy presidency: NASA administrator: Homer Hickam.

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December 11, 2010
Killing the Emir

Perhaps the most frustrating part of Tom Clancy’s last work, “Teeth of the Tiger,” released back in 2003, was the fact that the “Emir” wasn’t dealt with. The Emir, a rough analogue to Osama bin Laden, was the moving force behind the bad guys in the last book, and at the end he was no […]

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December 10, 2010
Perverse incentives

UPDATE 3 Important, additional information has surfaced. Please read this follow-up post. I distinctly remember back in the mid-to-late 90s seeing an ad in The Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash. – the paper I worked for – advertising some sort of public assistance for the poor. Why did I remember this particular ad? Because I […]

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December 9, 2010
Holiday shopping

Here’s your Christmas reminder: Less than 15 days left before Christmas. Here’s another reminder, any purchases made at Amazon.com after clicking through any of the Amazon ads or using the Amazon search box result in a modest referral fee for the proprietor of this fine blog – at no additional cost to yourself.

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December 8, 2010
Obamacare and unintended consequences

They just had to pass it. It had to be done immediately and reading that 2,000+ page piece of legislation was just too difficult. Now, as soon-to-be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectured, we’re going to find out what’s in it. Today’s New York Times reveals that the answer isn’t good. In an unintended consequence […]

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December 8, 2010
Junk Science

Last week, NASA made a big hullabaloo about a microbe that they had “trained” to consume arsenic instead of the normal phosphorus. The discovery was said to open up all sorts of new possibilities when it came to what sorts of environments we could theoretically discover life in on other planets. A week later, it […]

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Perfectly said: “It’s not that the statue had become unworthy of the museum. It’s that the museum had become unworthy of the statue. “ https://www.nysun.com/editorials/theodore-roosevelt-back-to-the-badlands/91960/

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