Daily Archive: October 23, 2009


I Heart Biden

VP Smackdown: Asked about criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney, current VP Joe Biden had a simple response: “Who cares?”   Actually, he said, “Who cares what — ” and then stopped himself.  “Yeah,...


Windows 7

I don’t care how good they say Windows 7 is, this is still the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.  Ever.


The Obama Administration and the Bill of Rights

For a long while last year, I flirted with the idea of voting for Obama.  But after he showed a lack of backbone on warrantless wiretapping and the Libertarian Party nominated a reasonably serious...


Please put a penny in the old man’s hat….

So after Mark’s bleg yesterday, I decided to set up both a donation and a subscribe option for readers in the sidebar.  You can donate whatever amount you’d like to the site on a...



Hulu will start charging for content in 2010.


Arguments we should retire from the public discourse

Here’s an interesting back-and-forth on surveillance reform in the Los Angeles Times. I found the arguments against modifying the PATRIOT Act frustrating, not least because they don’t seem all that responsive to the civil...


New age cons

This is crazy, and it’s kind of sad I didn’t hear about it until just now, given it happened pretty much in my backyard.


In which Jamelle complains about the Senate, again

In an otherwise decent piece about Harry Reid’s continuing attempt to corral support for the public option, this paragraph sticks out like a sore thumb: Just six weeks ago the public option appeared to...


The President’s War on Fox

Transplanted Lawyer has the first – and thus far, only – truly sane take I’ve seen on the matter.  I was thinking about writing a post on this subject, but T.L.’s post says all...


Did the bank bailout work?

According to the Government Accountability Office, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) may not have actually accomplished anything. UPDATE: Here’s the full report. I think the Examiner editorial over-sells its premise, but this line...