What a Riot

I just don't quite know what to make of this. I mean, it's as though I'm reading about U.S. Representative "My Great Grandmother." While she was indeed the sweetest person I ever knew, and I loved her bunches and bunches, she had something like a 4th grade education, and though she could garden and cook up a storm -- and competently do lots of other things -- she was simply, utterly ignorant about most things…Read More

Your Amerika

More antics from public enemy number one, the cops. You think I jest? Listen: any parent not instilling disrespect, loathing, and an acute sense of caution as regards police officers (in this day and age) just isn't doing their proper job as a parent. The entire police apparatus is now nothing more than a club of predators, and it's the good people that are more often then not the prey -- and only because that's…Read More

Redeeming Themselves?

Watch this tale of redemption. You know, I don't know any real way for these guys to ever make right the wrong they've actively caused and contributed to. One man goes so far as to admit putting 7,000 people in jail who weren't hurting anyone. Yes, I suppose you could say that no redemption is possible. That, in a rational world foremost in love with honesty and justice, the man could never make adequate repayment.…Read More

Raining and Pouring

No sooner had I completed the entry below this, and, well... On May 28, 2003, a Nebraska state trooper signaled Gonzolez to pull over his rented Ford Taurus on Interstate 80. The trooper intended to issue a speeding ticket, but noticed the Gonzolez's name was not on the rental contract. The trooper then proceeded to question Gonzolez -- who did not speak English well -- and search the car. The trooper found a cooler containing…Read More

“This is our new America”

"Having witnessed her father being violently arrested, my 8-year old daughter was distraught and crying. The police told my wife to take her away. "My wife consoled our daughter, but since the Bollyn children have seen much of the world, and witnessed major political events, she allowed our daughter to watch it, saying, 'This is our new America.'" When you read this "unbelievable" account in its entirety (really, you should) take note: I had planned…Read More

Small Pendulum Swings

A few months ago, I attended a retirement dinner for a longtime teacher friend of my wife. I knew most everyone there, and, let me indicate from the outset that I like all of these people, in spite of their awful, hard-leftist politics which I normally characterize as "commie." Due to demographics around here, these folks are all fortunate to have parents of their students who are highly involved, concerned, and supportive of their kid's…Read More

Laughing Stock

With the company I keep, it's no surprise at all, to in one moment, read this Proudhon quote from Jay: To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted,…Read More

Plan B

I see Plan B is in the news, again. Just a short note. I observe that deaths related to use of this pill is generously tallied at 5 people. Unacceptable, right? Well, that derives a rate of under 1 in 100,000 pregnancies. The mortality rate for induced abortions is .7 per 100,000 (also under 1 in 100,000 for you math challenged). Awful, you say? Perhaps, but then what does that make God, who kills 11.5…Read More

Tired

You know what? I'm tired. Whereas, I was willing, grudgingly, to give Republicans the benefit of the doubt in recent times (though I don't vote: I'd never do that to you), I just smell a rotting rat, recently. Look, if they were reducing the size and scope of government all the while killing as many radicalized Muslims as quickly as possible (in the hundreds of thousands -- with glee, and with righteous and celebratory blood-lust),…Read More

Oshkosh 2006

With little opportunity to blog, lately, and even less enthusiasm for it, this is something I just must pass along. Enjoy. (via Davis)Read More

Everybody Agrees

Beck has up a treatment of an irrelevant and unimportant article heralding "the end of libertarian politics." It's a dumb idea, of course, for all the reasons Billy mentions; as does Tucker, whom he quotes. Go ahead and take a look at that, then drop back by. I've been spending a lot if time lately watching, studying, and trading in the markets. Do you know what I really like about them? Their fundamental nature is…Read More

No Way!

So, first thing this morning, I get an email from my buddy Greg Swann (here too) with regard to my last entry. Can you believe it? A $500 price drop (20%) less than two days after I buy it? To add insult, Apple apparently gives discounts to teachers, so I could have received an additional $200. I'm not sure yet about the teacher discount, and I emphasize they have absolutely no obligation to reimburse me…Read More

4,096,000 Pixels

If you're running a nice 18, 19, or even 20-inch display, you're probably at 1280x1024 resolution, or 1,310,720 pixels. Or, maybe you run three of them to get to nearly 4 million pixels. Or, you can go to your local Apple store and spend a day futzing to get this 30-incher to work with your PC, finally, at 2 a.m., which is when this was taken (click on it for the large version). This is…Read More

Flying Videos

Here's a couple of videos of me flying hang-gliders that I've posted before. Now I've uploaded them to YouTube. I'll give you the links to watch them over at the Tube, in case you want to watch other HG videos it's going to list for you. And because I really think embedding is cool, see below. See here for an ATOS flight at Ed Levin county park and then here for bits from two flights…Read More