Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Important reading alert

Eric S. Raymond (who, by the way, is always worth your time to read) has a tremendous piece titled "Escalating Complexity and the Collapse of Elite Authority". Don't be put off by the title, it reads well. Be sure to follow the links. It's going to take some time, but it's a very worthy use of your time.

Are the rats abandoning a sinking ship?

We saw a similar exodus among Republicans in the last election, when they knew they couldn't win. I have to wonder if the elect are starting to see some writing on the wall.

Taken together, the decisions by Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota as well as Colorado Governor Bill Ritter caused another bout of heartburn for Democrats as they struggle to defend themselves in a sour political environment for incumbents, particularly the party in charge.

The Republicans should be aware of something, lest they think this means we love them again. We don't love any of you elitist/statist bastards. It's just that right now, we're looking at solving our immediate problem, which is a bunch of wanna-be socialists intent on ramming their agenda down our throats. We're not interested in having you back in charge so that you can try to cram your wanna-be Big Brother agenda down there. Our throats are already filled with bile from our treatment over the last few decades.

Whenever one group or the other figures out the true meaning of the phrase "limited government", then you can come back and play. Until then, consider yourselves on double secret probation.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Well, the first decade of the new century is over

And the punditry is scrabbling about, looking for a name for it. There's a lot to be said for the decade--we avoided the disaster that could have been January 1, 2000; we spent money we didn't have like mad and had a thunderingly good time; we elected our first crypto-socialist president.

But during all of it, a funny thing happened. Funny like the dog in a Sherlock Holmes' tale. That is to say, nothing happened. Except inflation.

For certain values of "open"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress' work on a healthcare bill Tuesday saying the process has displayed historic transparency, just as C-SPAN mounts an effort to open the negotiations.

I got nothing...not for a lie of this magnitude. In the application of the Theory of the Big Lie, Pelosi makes Stalin look like a piker.

Monday, January 04, 2010


"Progressive" PSHes are breathlessly Sing their Ps because

Gun Rights and Tea Party Activists Encourage People To Bring Guns To New Mexico Protest

Yes, the "radical right-wing agenda" is on the march in New Mexico, and out in the open as well. How dare they!

Read the comments; they're priceless. Some of them hope we all shoot ourselves. I guess "progressives" are as tolerant as their "liberal" forebearers.