There’s a nice guide to flip-flopping in the New Republic. Do you remember when conservatives used to speak warmly, and sometimes rapturously, about Barack Obama? That was back when they were certain that the Clinton voodoo magic would make Hillary … Continue reading →
Whimsley explores the poles of political thinking on economic issues. Imagine a society where everyone gets the same income. Then the income of one quarter of the population suddenly increases by a factor of five while the income of the … Continue reading →
The Ranger makes a point that I have made a thousand times, comparing american nature documentaries to British ones: To The Ranger’s British eyes, this American clip seems almost patronising and childish in its presentation. And yet the content is … Continue reading →
I was delighted to find that someone had left me the full lyrics for Judas and Mary I love strangers! They are my favourite people. So kind. It made my morning. The hymn sheet story was also a good excuse … Continue reading →
For a whole weekend, my children and I were doing our bit to prevent global warming. Click image for more
I think I would have to be pretty hungry before I attacked a crocodile. See more pictures and find out who won at Zooillogix.
Very funny video, Even for people who don’t know any chemistry.
[This one got stuck in the ‘drafts’ bucket because I enjoyed his book so much that I want to write a worthy review. Sorry, Steve Grand. I have moved on.] If I became suddely independently wealthy, I would be doing … Continue reading →
[another half finished post. no idea what it was about or who said it] Senator Hillary Clintonâ€™s use of the phrase â€œelite opinionâ€ to dismiss the near unanimous opposition of economists to her proposal for a gas tax holiday was … Continue reading →
[every now an then I go back and hit publish on half-finished drafts. Today is such a day.] It’s the high numbers in Azerbaijan (42%) and Nigerian (60%) that scare me.