damnum absque injuria

May 24, 2005

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:17 am

I’m not going to pretend I like yesterday’s deal because frankly, I don’t. Nor am I going to re-hash all the arguments as to what I think is bad about it. Patterico, Spoons, Beldar, Captain Ed, PowerLine, Ace of Spades, Michelle Malkin, Jeff Goldstein, the incurably optimistic Hugh Hewitt and too many others to count have done so already. Instead, I’m going to focus on the positive, and summarize the aspects of yesterday’s deal that could actually help Republicans (the real ones, that is, not the self-styled “mavericks” the media loves to fawn over). The good aspects of the deal are summarized below.


May 23, 2005

You Heard it Here First

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:27 pm

OK, OK, so maybe it was wrong, but you still heard it here first.

Non-News of the Day: Republicans Cave

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:22 pm

Patterico has multiple entries. Read ’em and weep. Then read them again and pound a fist through a wall in anger. Then read them a third time, and take the pledge.

May 19, 2005

Shark Tank

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:52 pm

This afternoon, sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. PDT, I’ll be joining Hans Brix in the Shark Tank. The Shark Tank is a radio show by Clint Taylor, a scholar and occasional contributor to NRO. If you are in the Frisco Area, tune in to KZSU 90.1. If you’re anywhere else, the show will be webcast at KZSU.org. They don’t take callers but you can email questions to the Shark (or should that be Mr. Tank?) at kzsushark@yahoo.com.

Elastic Baby

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:52 pm

This is was pretty cool.

UPDATE: Don’t bother visiting, they took the baby offline.

Philly Inquirer: Rendell Commission a Failure

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:45 pm

Recently, Pennsylvania Governor and former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell commissioned a panel to “study” gun crimes and make recommendations for new laws to address them. In theory, the purpose of the Rendell Commission was to reach its own conclusions, not necessarily to support any particular proposals. Certainly the Commission wasn’t specifically set up to endorse, say, a Gun of the Month law or push for the repeal of Pennsylvania’s preemption, both of which just happened to be high on Mayor Street’s agenda, and both of which Governor Rendell has also supported in the past. Oh no. The Commission was formed to look into the issue objectively, not to give cover to anyone’s political agenda.

When the Commission actually did that, however, both Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the schlock who writes headlines for that paper deemed it failure (BugMeNot). Apparently, no matter what the evidence may say, a Commission can’t “decline” to support an agenda supported by this paper; it can only “succeed” or “fail” in doing so. Isn’t that special?

Link via Tom H. Washingtonian123 Mary Rosh Tim Lambert Economist69 John Paul Stevens John Lott.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:17 am

Ass. Bill 1041, the bill to require the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to disclose on on their tickets that there really is no such city as Los Angeles of Anaheim, has passed the Assembly. See my earlier post for some of the equally absurd, but probably unintended consequences this bill may have if it ever becomes law

Oh, That Retarded Media

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:08 am

The Bummephouque, IL Moron Sentinel has just recycled an ancient Dog Trainer editorial, and is now predicting blood on the streets of the federal “assault” weapons ban, which expired last September, is not renewed before it expires in September. The article also suggests that President Bush is reluctant to push for the renewal of the “assault” weapons ban, as doing so could cause him to lose that precious NRA endorsement he’ll need to get re-elected this November.

Must be seen to be disbelieved. ‘Hat tip: Uncle.

May 18, 2005

It Worked Better on Raising Arizona

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:47 pm

Note to self: if pulled over for DUI by a lady cop, don’t hit on her, and if you do, don’t even think of letting your wife find out about it.

Lambert the Stalker

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:41 am

It’s bad enough maintaining a web site devoted almost entirely to destroying one individual you barely know, but mirroring his site is just plain bizarre (screen shot).


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