That’s the only thing I can conclude from the vote on the transition to Digital TV. Since it seems like there are around 20 million people who haven’t yet made the transition, and the government voucher program is out of money, making the switch as scheduled will cause massive chaos and tons of people losing … Read more
Ford today reiterated that, despite its less than rosy business prospects, it does not want federal aid. Now that’s refreshing. Like a brand-new F-150, Ford plows on through the metaphorical snow and mud, much like I did (through the real stuff) on my way through Harvard Square this morning.
I’m completely unsurprised to note that as of today, the House GOP leadership has declared that they’re going to begin whipping up votes against the stimulus. They ran up against the wall of what they could extract in concessions from Obama, and so now they need to do their best to kill it. They’re judging … Read more
Here’s what I would be thinking, if I were running the Republican Party. Well, I don’t know if this stimulus package is going to work. So let’s suppose it works. Well, then we’re in trouble no matter how many Republican votes in got in Congress. The more tax cuts we can stuff in, we’ll win … Read more
I was incommunicado for most of yesterday, first taking my final exam and then hustling to the airport and catching a plane back home to Chicago. So naturally, my first thought upon getting internet access last night was “Well, what has Obama done for me today?”. I was all prepared to be disappointed, and then … Read more
This is from 2001, and eerily prescient. We won’t miss you, George.
I sometimes say bad things about NYT columnist/general bloviator Thomas Friedman. Like whenever I talk about him, which is thankfully only “sometimes”. So I was just so excited to read this article. It expresses everything that is wrong with Thomas Friedman. Thomas Friedman is not a president, a pope, a general on the field … Read more
This is the future of politics, and I don’t know if I like it. It’s a site called “Eightmaps”, and is a mashup of Google Maps and the Yes on Prop 8 donor list. It shows, by residence or place of business, where donors live, their name, and how much they donated. On the one … Read more
Lamenting the downfall of traditional reading and how people raised on the internet (yes, thank you, that’d be us) are more or less illiterate. There’s a whiff of self-righteousness under a thick smog of condescending superiority, topped off with the occasional note of fear for an ill-defined apocalypse. Seriously, people, there are Luddites in every … Read more
So apparently Israel approached the United States asking if we’d be willing to help them bomb Iran. Being somewhat reasonably alarmed by the concept of Iran having the Bomb, they were looking to destroy Iran’s capability to enrich uranium. It seems incredible that Israel might do that and the Iranians would just grin and bear … Read more