Archives for: "April 2011"

Me, Too.

April 26th, 2011

From a comment at Washington Monthly: "I would rather have the Postal Service run my health insurance than have EXXON, AT&T, or GE run it, wouldn't you?" I would. more »

Nothing So Fun As Brown Paper, Markers, And Hours of Useless Nattering

April 26th, 2011

Sent by a friend. My response would be "just kill me now": This 1.5 days of goal setting should be very fun and interesting. We will be brainstorming, listing, and ranking all our goals for this project. After we get all our goals on paper we will list… more »

Organized Cross-State Rides List

April 22nd, 2011

Bis is still the best place to go if you are considering an organized ride in the U.S. this summer. Gerty and I have been over there the last couple days discussing the possibilities. more »

True For Me

April 21st, 2011

Yehuda Moon by Rick Smith more »

If you were a librarian would you resign or collaborate?

April 20th, 2011

Can you call yourself a university if you don't have a library? University of Denver is replacing its research library with an "Academic Commons." The university trustees think the University library has too many books. (The trustees include academic… more »

"How Am I Supposed To Hear The Axe Murderer With My Husband Snoring So Loud? "

April 20th, 2011

Came across this title on a journal entry at crazyguyonabike. more »

Cedar Rapids

April 15th, 2011

Gerty and I enjoyed seeing Cedar Rapids at the Denver Film Society. Painfully and delightfully silly while being more real than real life. From a review by mikechinea at IMDB: I think Ed Helms just invented a new genre, the Midwestern. more »

America Likely to Continue Futile Search for Party That Doesn’t Suck

April 13th, 2011

Image by Twenty.Twenty. Some rights reserved. If you have any doubt, read this. more »

Congratualtions to the Military

April 13th, 2011

I am not enthusiastic about our standing army, but our military can do -- and actually does == some important and amazing things Pretty awesome. Of course, they mostly kill people. more »

Not so Fast

April 12th, 2011

About that high speed rail vision? Not so fast. From the HuffPost: The current level of funding was $2.5 billion-a-year. The cuts secured under the budget deal reached on Friday night brings the annual rail dollars down to $1 billion Only 40%. No… more »

An idea whose time has come (and gone)

April 12th, 2011

Image by opensourceway. Some rights reserved. I have an idea! We're losing priests; we're losing people; we're closing churches, so let's make the Catholic Mass closer to the original liturgical Latin! Because . . . ? Well, people love words like… more »

Lance's Losing Streak Grows: Bicycling Magazine Says He Doped

April 10th, 2011

Image by Clare H-P. Some rights reserved. Bicycling Magazine's lead article is entitled "Lance's Endgame, It's time to stop arguing about whether Lance doped and start figuring out what it means." Finally, the right question. My answer: Typical American… more »

One More Such Victory And We Are Lost

April 9th, 2011

Another victory! The final compromise was $38.5 billion below 2010’s funding levels. That’s $78.5 billion below Obama’s original budget proposal and $6.5 billion below John Boehner’s original counteroffer. And it's all out of non-defense, non-corporate… more »

Love That Private Sector Efficiency and Competence

April 9th, 2011

Image by RLHyde. Some rights reserved. Who are these people that think private business is so incredibly efficient compared to government? Do they have credit cards? Deal with banks? Have a cell phone? A cable company? Are they lemmings who happily sign… more »

NYTimes Paywall Remover

April 9th, 2011

This Greasemonkey script is a way around the NYTimes article limit, if you want a way around the article limit. more »

Who Are These Nimrods?

April 6th, 2011

Must one be a moron or evil to become a Congressperson? If only cluelessness were a virtue I'd be an enthusiastic Democrat. more »