31 Jan 2009

Should We Stop Caring When the Bombs Stop Dropping?

The mainstream media would have us believe that the barometer of success in Gaza is dependent on how many Qassam rockets are fired into southern Israel.

31 Jan 2009

BART cop's defense: I thought my gun was a Taser

Oh really? This is going to be the defense of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer who executed a handcuffed, down-on-the-ground, 22-year-old Oscar Grant on a transit platform.  (Raw Story): According to files released Friday, Johannes Mehserle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant

31 Jan 2009

Late Late Nite FDL: Postman Panic

Hanna-Barbera present Huckleberry Hound in Postman Panic.  This 1959 cartoon was animated by Carlos Vinci.  Production supervision by Howard Hanson.  Layout by Dick Bickenbach.  Backgrounds by Art Lozzi.  Titles by Lawrence Goble.  Dialogue and story sketches by Charles Shows and Dan Gorden.

What’s on your mind tonight?

31 Jan 2009

Career Opportunities

This is probably a little bit inside baseball but what the hell, all I pretty much do is blog about bloggers anyway.

31 Jan 2009

Franken-Coleman Update, 01/30-31/09: Lies, Danged Lies, and Statistics

Hello, folks! Sorry about the lack of updates for yesterday. The problem is that there was a stunning lack of action, as the Election Contest Court adjourned after only half a day’s work yesterday; the most notable thing was that the Coleman people managed not to screw anything up and may have actually scored a point — though whether that winds up actually helping them in the end is up for debate, especially after the big coup Franken lawyer David Burman rang up in his deposition of a person the Coleman people were planning to call on as a witness for their side.

31 Jan 2009

Ben & Jerry (probably not) Solicits Bush-inspired Ice Cream Flavors

The following Bush ice cream flavor names are being circulated via email.

31 Jan 2009

Washington’s Most Exclusive Club

People who have Barack Obama’s email address:

In just the first few weeks, I’ve had to engage in some of the toughest diplomacy of my life. And that was just to keep my Blackberry. I finally agreed to limit the number of people who could email me. It’s a very exclusive list.

31 Jan 2009

BREAKING: In Shocking Development, Free Market, Conservatism Discovered Incompatible

I’ve said it before: the problem with “conservatism” as it is currently evangelized is that it’s stupid.

31 Jan 2009

CBO Cost Report and Testimony on Stimulus Bill

Links to the real and actually existing CBO cost estimates and economic forecasts for the proposed economic stimulus bill.

31 Jan 2009

First Diary and Cruise Report

A weekend warrior guitar player gets immersed in the big time.