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.

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.

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...