Weekend 352.0 (…which one’s Pink?)






I’ve written this before but I’m infinitely more happy NOT writing about (or following) politics. On the other hand, I’ve been roused by the gross proliferation of trough-eaters oozing and matriculating from every layer of our spent culture. On second thought, I’m going back to sleep now. Please wake me when there’s a candidate and […]

Swope Redux






(1) Checkmate: The Economic Chess Masters Play a Losing Game (National Review) “The nature of our technologically enabled present global connectedness means that for the first time in human history all economic activity happens in immediate relation to everything else. You cannot isolate the variables, which is a real problem if you believe in political […]

Weekend 332.0






(1) Eminent domain on steroids? New bill threatens cities, towns (Fairfield Citizen) (2) How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’ (The Federalist)

Weekend 248.1 (Our Elites)






This is WHY I stopped writing about politics. The first example is local and the second is national BUT both demonstrate the “I got mine, you get yours” attitude of the New Aristocracy. Peggy Noonan wrote an op-ed in 2005 about the elites and since its publication they [elites] have grown more brazen in their […]

Weekend 217.1 (Crony Capitalism Edition)






Crony Capitalism ALERT Rival: City’s bike-sharing program ‘tainted’ A rival bidder is trying to put the brakes on Chicago’s plan to launch the nation’s largest bike sharing program — by claiming the path was greased for an Oregon company where Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s transportation commissioner once worked. Josh Squire, owner of Bike Chicago, charged that […]