Calling Coyotes by Cross-Country Communication in all Counties

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Damn, is LGF running fast.

Used to be 10 times slower. Quoth pookleblinky, "LGF is high on PHP!"

Also from that comment thread:

#7 song_and_dance_man: "I posting at LUDICRIOUS SPEED"

#10 song_and_dance_man: "And now I'm PIMF'ing at LUDICROUS SPEED"

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Elsewhere on the Web

Perhaps the great music web-game of all time: What's That Song?

Friday, December 10, 2004

Fixing the Democratic Party, Part 1

Jonah Goldberg examines the reaction to Peter Beinart's effective article on the critically flawed current Democratic foreign policy. What he finds is illustrative of the problem Beinart was talking about.

By effective, I'm not saying that Beinart is completely right. I'm saying that he admits there is a problem, makes a significant attempt to really get to the source of it, and puts the problem in a historical perspective by comparing it to the Cold War (on the issue of communist sympathizers in the Democratic party in the late 1940s, it think the real problem is less that they were supportive of communism than that they were supportive of Soviet communism, which I agree was as big a threat, though less overtly dangerous by being more rational, as Islamic Totalitarianism. He then proposes a solution. Even if he isn't correct in all the details, he has approached the problem honestly and competently enough to feed and start debate on fixing the problem, which most definitely does exist.

I say it exists because I voted Bush, and I have significantly social libertarian views, which contradict immensely with Bush's conservative social views. I also think that Iran and North Korea are more of a threat than Bush is treating them as, and have often recommended extreme action in this weblog, yet still voted for Bush. Why? Because Kerry is in no way competent to lead our nation's foreign policy. If Lieberman had won the nomination I would have voted for him in a heart-beat.

The person the Democrats should nominate in 2008 should be a prominent center-left liberal with a strong history of leadership in foreign policy. Unfortunately, I don't think such a person exists in today's Democratic party, so I propose the party compromises on Joseph Lieberman.

Big surprise, huh?

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A little something I worked up late last night.
In case you've been wondering where I've been, the Laurence Simon Dead Pool weblog has become my new timewaster.

So many picks, so little time.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Quote of the Day

Laurence Simon: "I am the weed-eater in your lawn of ignorance."

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Other Counties Heard From

The legendary Laurence Simon:

I do not do this for ribbons, trophies, swag, traffic, or any other tangible item of commerce.

In fact, I have no idea why I do this.

My hypothesis:

"You do it so that the people at work don't have you committed to a nuthouse."

Go forth and contribute your ideas why Laurence does what he does.

Also, Laurence Simon' 2005 IFOC Dead Pool is currently accepting rosters. If your a blogger, make a list of 15 famous people you hate, go to the site to read the rules, and submit before the ball drops in Times Square.

"Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so..."

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Day By Day on Rathers Semi-Retirement

Most excellent.