Rule Britainna!

I am surprised, and pleased, by the results of the British referendum to leave the EU. I think it’s the right decision, and can’t state my reasons any better than Daniel Hammond did in his recent speech, so I won’t try.

This is significant, very, very significant for a lot of reasons. I’ll make […]

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 […]

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)

“Brooklyn” A Movie non-Review

I’ve referred to this film a few times in the comments. It had more of an impact than it should have and, in case anyone is looking for a film to see, I’ll try to explain why; here.

First, I’m going to try to avoid descriptions of the plot. I don’t want to ruin […]

Friday Open Thread