Russ | December 25, 2013
[Yes, I am still alive.]
Russ | October 12, 2013
The legendary comedian Jack Benny infamously (and jokingly, of course) claimed to be 39 years old until the day he died in 1974 at the age of 80. When people (over the age of 21) lie about their age, they usually tend to do so by understating their age. Why they do so, I cannot […]
Russ | June 12, 2012
Stoaty Weasel: Liberalism really is a cargo cult. The Spanish know — in a dim, inchoate way — that roads are important to a thriving modern economy, so they built little road-shaped shrines out in the ass-end of nowhere, hoping prosperity would follow. It didn’t.
Russ | May 25, 2012
Sunshine, as they say, is the best disinfectant. It’s therefore long past time that more light was shed on the story of Brett Kimberlin, his unsavory associates, and his high-roller sources of funding. Thus today’s blog effort: Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin. I could say a lot about who Brett Kimberlin is and what he […]
Russ | May 20, 2012
Refuting the oh, so horribly wrong article, Why Soccer Is Better Than Football, at Hot Air Headlines: Soccer is wonderful exercise for children without enough coordination to play a sport. Commenter Ted Torgerson, getting it exactly right.
Russ | October 12, 2011
On revolution and redistributionism in the age of “Occupy [XYZ]” protests: There’s something preferable to dealing with good old-fashioned honest thieves. “I’m taking your s**t because you have it and I want it, and I think I can get away with it,” has the virtue of at least being (somewhat) self-limiting. The thief knows he’s […]
Russ | June 30, 2011
Apparently, telling the truth at MSNBC is only one step removed from being a firing offense.
Russ | February 15, 2011
How a group handles a scandal involving one of its members says quite a lot about that group. On the American political Right, the GOP seems to have learned a lesson about scandal: cut the offender off, root and branch, and do it quickly. Get rid of the garbage. No more Mark Foleys, no more […]