Daily Archive: October 4, 2012

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I Have Outlived My Father

While I cannot find *ANY* confirmation of this on the net, I’m going to go ahead and say anyway that Warren Zevon once said that the hard part of coming up with any song...

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Viewership Stats Bleg

Viewership statistics for the nation as a whole on the Presidential debates are not going to be that hard to find. But the number of people in Ohio and Florida and Virginia and Iowa and Colorado...

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Something other than debates.

So I’m avoiding political blogging and really politics for the next few days for the sake of my sanity. Lehrer’s utter failure to actually engage some substantial portions of domestic policy (such as say,...

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What Happened to Barack Obama?

Perhaps the most commonly asked question in the wake of last night’s debate is, What the hell was wrong with Barack Obama? Some ideas are more plausible than others. My sense is that, to...

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Yeah, about Rush…

Canadian trio Rush has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Considering their success and longevity, this seems warranted. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

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A few quick thoughts on last night’s debate

First, the obvious: the unquestionable winner of the night was Romney.  If by chance you didn’t watch the debate and you’re wondering, did Romney win or did the President lose, the answer is “yes.”...

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Was Jim Lehrer a Replacement Moderator?

As televised Presidential debates go, it’s pretty clear that Romney trounced Obama. If you disagree, listen to Chris Mathews and the rest of the liberal MSNBC fan club. He and the rest of the...

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Briefly, On The Rational Consumption Of Coffee

Rose Woodhouse’s excellent post about voting and economic rationality once again rekindled my own interest in the idea that we as human beings are capable of deciding upon the rationality of another person’s decisions....

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Free Political Advice

I’m watching the debate tonight and I’m thinking two things. The first thing is, whichever color hat I put on, I think the guy on my team did okay.  If I take off both...

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The Romney Rebound

The first thing that should be said before any estimation of tonight’s debate is that, historically, presidential debates are not the “game-changers” all of the hype would lead one to believe. That doesn’t mean...