Monthly Archive: April 2013


The End of Realignment

The ACC has announced a Grant of Rights deal for conference-members to 2027. What this technically means is that any team that leaves the ACC between now and then does not retain the TV...


Mon Ticket*

This is me and USCG Safety Inspector Giles Loftin, at the (successful) conclusion of today’s inspection. Mon Tiki is now officially a Inspected Passenger Vessel! Thanks to the Gents, writers and readers both, for...


Split Personality

Sane, father Kazzy looks at Mayonnaise and thinks, “He’s starting to sleep through the night… that’s great!  And his circumcision wasn’t botched… yes!  And he has my face but Zazzy’s red hair… ehhhh.  But...


Paris In A Day Jukebox and Open Thread

I’m pretty fundamentally a “staycation” guy, at heart, but this song makes me want to hop on a plane. My favorite part of the song is the “A thousand stairs up the Pompadou/We were...

Why Matt Yglesias Is Wrong About Bangladesh

If Matt Yglesias sneezes you can bet there’s going to be a chorus of left-of-center tweeters ready to unleash a tidal wave of vitriol and scorn. So go ahead and guess how ugly things...


Some Rules Don’t Have Exceptions

Amongst the outrageous outrages being spread the last few days about the treatment of the Boston bombing suspect is that he was purportedly “prematurely Mirandized” by a federal magistrate judge at his initial hearing...


Nuggets of Information

Posted without comment: Saskatchewan professor wants to dig deep into the health benefits of nose picking.

Why Senator Heitkamp Voted Against Manchin-Toomey

Loath as I am to link to POLITICO, this is an interesting report on North Dakota freshman Senator Heidi Heitkamp and why she voted against Manchin-Toomey. If we take Heitkamp at her word (and I know...


Did the news used to be this confusing?

Because, I swear to atheist god, I don’t think that I used to read stories in the newspaper that made me unable to even begin to figure out exactly what I wanted to complain...


For the whiskey drinkers

First of all, if you are not a reader of Chuck Cowdery’s blog, I strongly recommend that you become one.  His blogging output is consistent and his material is very informative.  His site has...


Dave’s not here. Oh wait, yes he is!

I meant to post this late last week after my payday lending post, but things got busy for me.  At the request of a few of my League bloggers and League commenters, I thought...

Gun Savvy

Alec MacGillis takes a subtle shot at a Jonathan Chait post I recently praised, and upon reflection, I think he’s right. While praising former Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s recent jeremiad against the four red state Democrats...


Dr. Frankenstein Crafts a New Party

Some time ago I announced I was switching my party affiliation to Independent. Five months later a sort of personal malaise about politics has settled into my bones and I pay attention to public...

The Ghost of Self-Deportation

Check out the video above, if you can, to see Senator Durbin have a relatively congenial back-and-forth with Kansas Secretary of State (and intellectual star of the anti-immigration reform lobby) Kris Kobach over DREAMers...


Vive La France!

Félicitations, nos amis. C’est la triomphe de la liberté, égalité, et l’amour. Célébrer et soyez joyeux!


America’s Back, Baby!

In the context of my other post on Sullivan I wanted to highlight something else he penned recently:


What’s the Matter with Susie?

We do a lot of voting in my class.  It helps kids learn about the democratic process and all that crap.  When we do it, I usually talk about motivations for making a particular...