Monthly Archive: September 2012


G’mar Hatimah Tovah

Good wishes to all those amongst us observing this holiest of days.


A Reply to Professor Jacobson

Professor Jacobson has responded to my post disputing his contention that Elizabeth Warren may have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.  As explained below, I continue to believe the case that Professor Warren...


Great Minds Think Alike, Small Minds Seldom Differ

I promised to not reach any scientific conclusions in my personality test post and I intend to keep that promise by pointing out that these conclusions are not scientific. (Before we say anything, though,...


The Mexican Mormon War

Vice News went south of the border to Chihuahua to look at the Drug War and how it involves the breakaway Mormon sect from down there from which Mitt Romney’s family came (or returned)....


Let’s Have Some Fun… PLEASE!

Jack Hitt has a “comedic” piece in the New Yorker that details a series of historically inaccurate statements by conservatives: 1775: New Hampshire starts the American Revolution: “What I love about New Hampshire… You’re the...


I still can’t drive 55.

One of MON TIKI’s carpenters was a ruined internet millionaire/rock-n-roll singer and guitar player with a difficult relationship with his children’s mother. One day he came to work with a small grey rabbit in...


There will be bad blood

Let’s get meta. Oh how I love meta discussions about community, community standards, and discontent. Nothing like addressing the ills of an online community to get the blood boiling. We’ve had lots of squabbles,...


Tips for a Stress-Free Hunting Season

With hunting season gearing up these are the ways I make sure it the next five months are a success and I am still married come March.  The list is easily adaptable to football and basketball fans.


The Insipid Campaign Cycle Of 2012

Is it just me, or is this not the dreariest Presidential election anyone can recall? An incumbent this weak shouldn’t be leading in the forecasts so consistently and so convincingly. Consider: a guy people can...


To Entrepreneur or Not to Entrepreneur

It’s really unfortunate that the Atlantic feels compelled to publish dribble like this. On just about any given week now, you can find one or two policy screeds delivered in the can-do voice of...


Week Three Roundup

I just watched Monday Night Football. Green Bay can beat the Seahawks. They did beat the Seahawks. But they can’t beat the Zebras. That was an interception. The replacement refs have finally decided a game,...


Needing to See a Method Behind the Madness

If Eamonn Fingleton wrote about Israel his media presence would  be reduced to the occasional Alex Jones show spot and approving links to his blog by Stormfront posters. Instead he writes about Japan and China...

No, Elizabeth Warren Did Not Engage in the Unauthorized Practice of Law

[UPDATED BELOW; FOLLOW UP POST HERE and HERE] At Legal In.sur.rec.tion, Professor Jacobson contends that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senate candidate, liberal firebrand, and Harvard law professor, has  engaged or appears to have engaged in...


Loneliness and Loss

Not so long ago, I met a young couple who had unexpectedly lost their newborn baby shortly after birth. Upon my first seeing them, their heads were bowed and their eyes were downcast. Both...


Our Blue Canoe

Great sailing footage of a modern re-interpretation of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, and a film I hope comes to Montauk. Enjoy!