September 26, 2009
Free museum admission at any Smithsonian museum or affiliated museums on Saturday, September 26. I think I’m going to the Exploratorium in SF and save $15 on the admission.
September 25, 2009
As if we couldn’t see this coming:
“It’s almost Armageddon if the Japanese and Chinese don’t buy our debt,” Robertson said in an interview. “I don’t know where we could get the money. I think we’ve let ourselves get in a terrible situation and I think we ought to try and get out of it.”
The only way to avoid the problem, he said, is to “grow and save our way out of it.”
“The U.S. has to quit spending, cut back, start saving, and scale backward,” Robertson said. “Until that happens, I don’t think we’re anywhere near out of the woods.”
Thankfully, the American people are also starting to realize that the worst time to increase spending via massive new gov’t programs is when you don’t have the money to do so.
In that respect, having the Dems in controlling Congress and the WH at this time of economic uncertainty may be perfect timing for the country. This is probably the absolute hardest time for them to actually pass legislation of the type they’ve been proposing (cap & trade, health care, higher taxes on rich, etc.). Imagine what they would be able to do if this had happened during a strong economy. It probably still would have been tough, but the opposition would have been a lot less vocal and numerous, in my opinion.
September 14, 2009
Trolls are an interesting phenomena in the commenting community. The equivalent of the kid who like to sneak up behind you in 5th grade and flick your ear, just to see what kind of reaction he would get. The “wet willy” was also a common method in his toolbox of instigation. Those boys (and girls) have grown up to become the trolls of the internet that provide us with online entertainment today. But only if they are not flicking our ears.
Case in point, here is a quote from Afrolib, a known troll at hotair.com, concerning Kanye storming the stage at the VMA show: