Rufus Explains That Everyone Else is Wrong

OK, maybe I could have chosen some words better and maybe you’re not all, technically wrong, but my hyperbole got you to read this post.

My “Innovation Stagnation” post turned into a debate over the definition of paradigm shift in technology instead of the larger point I tried and failed to make.

JimmyC and […]

Innovation Stagnation

Lars and JimmyC wrote today about technological progress. Specifically the progress witnessed by their grandfathers. I too used to marvel at all my oldest, surviving grandmother had witnessed in her life span (roughly 1908-2004). Like them, I doubt any other humans before or since will see the technological leaps they did.

As Lars and […]

Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia

A lot of folks whose views and opinions I typically respect are making statements like, “If you don’t vote for Trump you’re voting for Hillary.”

Look, I get it. I get the math. It is a 99.99999% likelihood the Democrat or Republican nominee for President will win the office this November. Therefore, if you […]

Freedom of Choice

Why Vote?

I’m hearing a lot of nonsense this election cycle. I know… What else is new? What is new for this year is a lot of talk around whether one should vote, or if one does not vote if one is wasting one’s vote, and, an even more popular offshoot; the folks who […]

Penultmate Political Party Post, Produce a Plethora

Finally, a Rufus post you Limey lovin’ Monarchists can get behind! Now that I’ve convinced each and every one of you of the folly of holding primaries to choose a political party’s candidate* now I’m going to reveal an even larger problem of political parties in the US.

Like George Washington I would prefer […]

Prompt Political Party Post

The Coca Cola and Pepsi corporations hold an election each year to determine who will be the Chairmen of their Boards. They do so by holding a meeting with the shareholders of the company; one share, one vote. Those who cannot attend the meeting can vote via the internet, phone or mail.

Let’s analogize… […]

Here Rests in Honored Glory an American Soldier Known but to God

As you watch the footage of people panicking and generally reacting foolishly on the Eastern seaboard this weekend, remember that in Arlington National Cemetery the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns continue their duty in driving snow, in freezing temperatures, in darkness, even when no public is present to witness. 24 hours […]

Just 20 More Days!

ESPN is tackling (Get it? Tackling!) the ’85 Bears in their next 30 for 30 documentary; premiering 9PM, ET, January 28th. You know Porvaznik will have to break his anti-ESPN vow for this one!

What I Wish the President had Said Yesterday

(I will not address the merits of the President’s statements about gun violence and gun control in this country. It is not a topic I am sufficiently educated on to have an opinion regarding policy and law. However, I know there is tremendous debate regarding gun control and the effect(s) of various controls, as […]

Hope and Dollar$

(h/t Instapundit and the apparent creator, Matthew Gordon)