Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jim Webb!! Born Fightin'!

And here we have the original draft of his response to the State of the Union Address. Excellent:
We Democrats are mostly united in our opposition to sending more troops to Iraq. We weren’t last month, but sometimes, the most important part of accountability is a stealthy retreat. Take my colleage Silvestre Reyes over in the House, who recently noted that this president had sent too few troops to Iraq, who saw the importance of “victory” there (finger quotes here), and who called for sending more troops if need be. That was then; this is now. He was mistaken, kind of like when he unintentionally imitated a retarded person when a reporter for the Congressional Quarterly asked him about the sectarian affiation of Al Qaeda and he said, “predominantly — probably Shiite.” Representative Reyes knows that these are just distractions from raising the minimum wage, health care, social security, and the things that really matter to Americans. I have absolute confidence that as Chairman of the Intelligence Commitee, he’ll continue to give those important issues his full attention.

Via Instapundit.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's all so simple

when Thomas Sowell explains it.
Today there are adults — including educated adults — who explain multimillion-dollar corporate executives’ salaries as being due to “greed.”

Think about it: I could become so greedy that I wanted a fortune twice the size of Bill Gates’s — but this greed would not increase my income by one cent.

If you want to explain why some people have astronomical incomes, it cannot be simply because of their own desires — whether “greedy” or not — but because of what other people are willing to pay them.
He's right--I am greedy and I want a new car, but that doesn't mean Porsche is going to give it to me. Read the whole thing, and ask yourself this question: if the people who determine that oil companies are being "greedy" by making the same profit margin as they always have were really in charge, how much would a gallon of gas cost?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Someone explain to me

why Lucero isn't the best band in the whole wide world. Please explain it to me before I go crazy with whiskey and depression.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007


2007 -- let's hope it's better than 2006. I don't know how it could be, with spectacular movies like this:

And if you don't like it, well, go shave your balls, you dusty old fart.