04/28/2006: In a politically-charged climate such as ours, it is easy to understand why making a movie about September 11 would be risky. To be fair, everybody has an opinion about what motivated the hijackers, and the effect of our post-9/11 strategy. Given the recent attempts by others to use the screen to advance political […]
04/28/2006: Hopefully, we’ll keep these folks in prison for longer than 6 months.
04/27/2006: The Insurgent, an alternative student paper at the The University of Oregon, recently ran a cartoon depicting Jesus–as he was crucified–nude, with an erection. This, of course, has stirred up the ire of some very predictable groups. I lose sleep over lots of things; this isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong: I’m […]
04/26/2006: Here it is. Ann, you are the greatest!
04/25/2006: Every wife in America must be thrilled to know this.
04/25/2006: MSNBC recounts this event from 1976, in which Cubs outfielder–and now Dodgers broadcaster–Rick Monday snatched a flag away from two scumbags who were getting ready to burn it. I’ve got Monday’s baseball card; it’s a Los Angeles Dodgers card from 1979. I’m not getting rid of it. Semper Fi, Rick Monday!
04/25/2006: When people wonder why fuel prices are so high, they ask as if there is an easy answer. I guess there is, at the top level: supply and demand. However, the factors that influence supply and demand, and also the price parameter that connects them, are not quite so easily understood. Here is a […]
04/25/2006: I once had high hopes for Gov. Ernie Fletcher. He was the congressman from my district in Kentucky, and had done a very good job. In the wake of the scandals–and corruption–of Gov. Paul Patton, Fletcher ran a stellar campaign rooted in change, integrity, and hope. I know people who have worked for him, […]
04/25/2006: I’ll comment more on this later.
04/24/2006: From http://www.gdargaud.net/Humor/Engineer.html You Might Be An Engineer If… * You have no life – and you can PROVE it mathematically. (That is empirical…I have no life!) * You enjoy pain. (uhhh…I resemble that remark!) * You know vector calculus but you can’t remember how to do long division. (That would be me.) * You […]