Archive for January, 2009

Movie Review: Speed Racer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

This weekend we pulled out a movie from last summer that we had not watched recently.  This reminded me that I had wanted to review it then.  Rather than let it go again, I resolve to review it now. Speed Racer was pretty universally panned when it opened in early summer 2008.  Complaints ranged from […]

The Great Swing Left

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

UPDATE:  4 June 2009 – Freedom House and some other organizations have released a report, Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians (pdf) that captures the ideas expressed here so I guess it is now official. ———————————————————————————— I have been meaning to write about this for about 5 years, but the installment of the Obama administration with […]

Democrats Attempt to Silence Limbaugh?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

We knew that things would get silly once Democrats took over the House in 2006.  They tend on balance to be more intellectually dishonest than Republicans.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee response to the spat between Obama and Rush Limbaugh illustrates the point.  On this page they state the following: “Last week, Rush Limbaugh actually […]

Why Government Involvement Is Bad

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Foreclosure statistics were reported this morning on CNBC and were just dismal.  In California, where things were just absolutely out of hand in 2006 and 2007, with 800 sq. ft. closets selling for $500,000, foreclosures are up 100% compared to last year and 500% compared to the year before. They had some clown on to […]