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Archive for March, 2005

Happy Anniversary!

Saturday was the 2 year anniversary of this blog. Yay! Today is the 2 year anniversary of my haiku database. Yay! Help me celebrate by writing some awesome new haiku (and rating more of the existing ones)! I’ve thought about what to do to celebrate. I’ve been wanting to redesign the site to get away [...]

I thought about this the other day, and it turns out Bill Clinton already wanted to do this. Now I love him even more. Anyway… My concern with private accounts is in part the volatility, but mainly it’s the idea of doing away with the notion of a guaranteed benefit. There already exist excellent vehicles [...]

“I do!”

That’s what Jeremy and Rita said yesterday (or Jerita Hendergould as they’re collectively known). Congratulations to them on their wedding. It was very fun. At the reception they entered the room to “The Imperial March” from Empire Strikes Back (he had been bragging about that for some time, but I actually forgot and was quite [...]

Liberal Media My Ass!

With this kind of complicity with the Bush Administration I don’t see how people can accuse large corporate media of being liberal! It is the kind of TV news coverage every president covets. “Thank you, Bush. Thank you, U.S.A.,” a jubilant Iraqi-American told a camera crew in Kansas City for a segment about reaction to [...]

Dear China: I Hate You

If it weren’t so damned impractical and altogether a really terrible idea, I’d have absolutely no problem with war against China. They have given themselves a legal basis to use military action against Taiwan. I can’t imagine that any U.S. administration, Democratic or Republican, would fail to act against such an attack, but all-out war [...]

Awesome / Not So Awesome

This is the first-ever edition of “Awesome / Not So Awesome”. The premise is simple: one item will be really awesome. The other will suck. Awesome: Jon found this awesome book for me. Check it out! I should get it to make sure I did everything properly. Not So Awesome: The Supreme Court ruled that [...]

Justice

The execution of those who were minors when committing capital crimes has been ruled unconstitutional. Finally, the United States takes one step towards the human rights standards of the rest of the developed world: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7774532 [T]he United States had carried out 19 of the 39 executions of child offenders that Amnesty has recorded world wide [...]




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