Daily Archives: January 23, 2011

Goddamned Google

Google has locked me out of my Gmail account – it won’t recognize my password. Something similar happened to me when Google hosted my blog, and there’s no appealing to a human – they don’t hire humans. So I guess I’ll set up a new password tomorrow but in the meantime, if you’ve sent me an email,I don’t have it. This whole “cloud computing” business has its drawbacks.


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We’re idiots

White House allows Chinese pianist to perform anti-American propaganda tune at state dinner. Oh, and that $19 billion Boeing deal? It’s four-years-old, and actual value is $11 billion. Chumps – we’re chumps.


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Off to wallow in football

Best two games of the season. Green Bay’s got the better quarterback, so I think the beat the Bears. Jets – probably not  a chance, but I thought that last week against New England, so what do I know? J-E-T-S Jets, Jets Jets!


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Another Lincoln quote for Ed Krumeich

Okay, it’s not really from Lincoln, it’s an Instapundit post, but will Ed know that?

REMINDER: A quote from Robert Heinlein:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”


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He’ll have to do something about that hair but otherwise, why not?

Okay, so I have a bad barber – sue me!

Some years ago I created a (very modest) stir in Connecticut political circles when I invented a few quotes from Scott Frantz claiming that he’d run for Joe Lieberman’s seat.  I was just having fun, but now, it turns out that, as I suspected, he is interested. And why not? You won’t find a nicer guy, he’s smart as a whip, and has the money to campaign. I hope he goes for it.


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Nothing wrong here, according to the NYT

Abortion butcher shop “somehow” escaped state supervision, claims the Times. Here’s the real story:

 ProPublica: Why a Gruesome Pennsylvania Abortion Clinic Had Not Been Inspected for 17 Years.

According to the grand jury report released this week by Philadelphia prosecutors, Pennsylvania health officials deliberately chose not to enforce laws to ensure that abortion clinics provide the same level of care as other medical service providers. . . .

The grand jury report said that one look at the place would have detected the problems, but the Pennsylvania Department of Health hadn’t inspected the place since 1993. Here’s the grand jury report, in surprisingly strong language:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be “putting a barrier up to women” seeking abortions.

“Even nail salons in Pennsylvania are monitored more closely for client safety,” the report states. “Without regular inspections, providers like Gosnell continue to operate; unlawful and dangerous third-trimester abortions go undetected; and many women, especially poor women, suffer.”

Until this morning, I’d have placed  Pro Publica firmly to the left of the NYT. Obviously, that has changed. Pro Publica cares about poor women – the Times does not.

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