Unless there’s something watch-worthy about the weather— which there most definitely is not today same as yesterday and tomorrow, hot— my first stop of the day is lileks.com, the bleat. James Lileks’ father died not long ago and we, his readers, have been sorting through what’s in the house.
Originally posted July 2, 2013. Reformatted. Contemporary commentary, if any, in blue. Grievance 17 of 27 For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent [From The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War (Walter Lord, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1960). How anyone could refer to the years that brought us the
Originally published June 12, 2013; formatting updated A bit of background about why I found this article so so so funny… . Yesterday I had occasion to learn a bit about Joseph Warren, who among other things, helped craft the Suffolk Resolves of 1774 which denounced Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere carried
Just got my Presidential Alert! Didja get yours? … WEA has “extra safeguards” in place before sending an alert. An authorized user has to enter a complex password that has two elements — a private key and a keystore password — which are unique for each alerting authority. “It’s not as easy as ‘someone left
Via the mid-week edition of Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. Many more at the link.
I am watching baseball. In November. Let me see if I have this right… 2016, MAN
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
From last week’s The Week in Pictures at Powerline.
was a bust. Awful. Hardly worth writing about. Certainly not worth a pic. It was billed as “Marica’s Veggie Surprise” on account of the fact that when Mr. Big Food pressed me Sunday morning for the name of Marica Cooks Monday’s dish I had nothing. Calling nothing a surprise seemed honest. Surprise! I’m going to
Our vaunted liberty is now constrained by thousands of petty restrictions that touch almost anything we want to do… . Charles Murray writing at The American Enterprise Institute Tell me about it: Libertarian washing machines cost twice as much as Department of Energy washing machines. And don’t even get me– or SueK– started on light
“Lights of Other Days” by John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), from The Beauty of America in Great American Art (MCMLXV– that’s 1965 for those who don’t do Roman numerals); image from Art Institute Chicago. The other day, when I told the story of the Libertarian washing machine, faithful reader Suek commented with these thoughts on light bulbs,
At no time in thirty centuries has world agriculture faced greater problems, greater challenges, and greater opportunities. –Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture, The United States Department of Agriculture, 1964 This seems a bit of a stretch to me. Thirty centuries is a long time. It’s like 30 x 100 which is like, 3000 years
ten years ago. We were sitting outside in The Shack, a.k.a. The Synaptic Jct., at the Compound– our home in Cincinnati– with the usual Sunday Supper Crew. Mr. Big Food and I had been tracking the storm. It had been upgraded to a Cat 5 with winds of 175mph. Having lived in hurricane country, and
Things have been busy lately for all of us here at the Farm. But Mr. Big Food took some time out this afternoon to send me an email. A bit after noon today he said he would like to be there when the first gay couple walked into the office of our county clerk and
According to the received view of linguistic communication, the primary function of language is to enable speakers to reveal the propositional contents of their thoughts to hearers. Speakers are able to do this because they share with their hearers an understanding of the meanings of words. Christopher Gauker rejects this conception of language, arguing that
Early this month I was sorely tempted to replace Wilson with Roosevelt as worst President ever. Today I am likewise tempted to replace Marshall with Roberts as worst Chief Justice. No big deal. I just make this s*^t up as I go along
The purpose of this book is to make accessible to the citizen and his son, to his newly enfranchised wife and daughter, and especially to his children in school, such a knowledge of the Constitution of the United States as will serves in emergency as a “first line of defense.” It is not entirely clear
In the last few days some so-called “conservatives” have informed me that collecting meta-data is nothing to worry about. No biggie, you libertarian-contitution-loving-reason-reading dears- bless-your-pea-pickin’ hearts. The Government just wants to keep you safe! The Government isn’t really listening to your silly phone conversations or keeping track of what looney-tune web sites you visit on
Sometimes you can go from funny to sad and back to funny again. Remember those days? Or as Mr. Big Food just observed, “Look! the circus is back in town.” Bread & circuses, my fellow Americans. Bread and circuses.
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