Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Week of Writings

Here’s my review of “The Hangover Part II” at Patch.
– Here’s an E-Gear blog post in which I review Paul Allen’s new book.
– Here’s my latest Week in Electronics Retail Crime roundup for Dealerscope.
And finally, my son Noah has a new blog post.
Blogging may be light for the next week and a half as we’re off to Boston this week and then vacation in Seattle after that. Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone.

No Rapture

I didn’t think it was possible for a complete non-story to get more media attention this year than the birth certificate “controversy” or Donald Trump’s faux presidential bid, but some nut’s prediction that the “rapture” would take place Saturday was somehow even worse. Can we just ignore the nuts please, and hopefully they’ll go away?

Minnesota’s Shame

So let’s see, in the last few weeks Minnesota has adjourned its legislative session without passing a budget or a Vikings stadium bill, but did find the time to put a same-sex marriage ban on the ballot next year- in a state where same-sex marriage is already illegal- and also allow this fiend to deliver an invocation. And that’s on top of Michele Bachmann’s continuing reign of terror.
But I expect things to get better next November, when Barack Obama wins Minnesota- even if Tim Pawlenty is the Republican nominee- and Minnesota becomes the first state to defeat a same-sex marriage initiative at the polls.

Quote of the Day I

Jacob Weisberg in Slate:

One party, the Democrats, suffers from the usual range of institutional blind spots, historical foibles, and constituency-driven evasions. The other, the Republicans, has moved to a mental Shangri-La, where unwanted problems (climate change, the need to pay the costs of running the government) can be wished away, prejudice trumps fact (Obama might just be Kenyan-born or a Muslim), expertise is evidence of error, and reality itself comes to be regarded as some kind of elitist plot.