A true libertarian: … wants to cast aside the government regulation that makes places like Sweden unlivable hellholes in favor of the laissez-faire approach to governing that can be found flourishing in such capitalistic paradises as the Congo.


I think I have about had it with politics. Most of the people with whom I occasionally discuss politics seem to have less thought into choosing a political side than they had on choosing a football team to cheer. The Republican platform would accelerate the transfer of the nations wealth to the wealthiest and away… Continue reading Politics

“After an Extremist Takes Office, Everyone Will Wise Up.”

This is a theory that I’ve heard variously phrased over the past few years. It is not any truer now than it was when the people failed to revolt over Hitler’s death camps, or the late night disappearance of Stalin’s enemies, or the tragic absurdity of Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.” When a voice is given… Continue reading “After an Extremist Takes Office, Everyone Will Wise Up.”

The Third Debate

I really wish I had watched the first debate. I only saw snippets, with Obama looking distracted and Romney sounding like a competent politician. I just can’t get up the motivation to see it. It’s like watching a game from earlier in the season. I would be interested. From what I saw of it, Romney… Continue reading The Third Debate


I noticed this afternoon that my entire website had disappeared. After a bit of fiddling with the host tech support, I found out that there was some work being done on the server. I guess this sort of thing happens, but it is always somewhat disconcerting to find out that something on which you have… Continue reading Breakdown