Archive for August, 2007

Unfortunately Placed Ads »

So you want to advertise your business. You spend tons of money hiring talented professionals who make sure your advertisements are smart, clever, funny, attention grabbing and aimed at the correct demographic. You spend even more putting those ads up where you’re potential customers will see them. But maybe, just maybe, you should be a […]

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Reason # 5,987 and # 5,988 to Hate The Government »

The next time one of your fellow United Statists says “It’s a Free Country” show them this article. And if they keep babbling, show them this one.

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Downsize DC »

I don’t get involved with many political movements, because most of them are a waste of time and effort. One exception is Downsize DC. Their mission is very simple, and appeals to most people regardless of their political affiliation: They want to make the federal government smaller. In the meantime, they’re trying to slow its […]

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Out Of The Frying Pan »

The Mayor of Cincinnati won’t fire off a starter pistol to signal the beginning of an upcoming road race, because he doesn’t like the symbolism. “I think the symbolism is just bad,” he said. “It’s just something I don’t do.” The mayor says he’s going to blow a whistle instead. Last year the city had […]

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Questions For Hillary »

(A fiend of mine sent me this.) Hillary Clinton goes to a primary school in New York to talk about the world. After her talk she offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand. The Senator asks him what his name is. “Kenneth.” “And what is your question, Kenneth?” “I have three questions: […]

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The Dog Ate My Ethics »

We name lots of things after people. In most cases they’re nouns like Gatling Guns, Graham Crackers, Geiger Counters or G-Spots. Lot’s of places are named after people. But very few verbs come from proper names, and most of them are negative. Lynching, Hoovering and Ponzi Schemes come to mind, but not much else. I’d […]

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Ron Paul – The Man Who Wasn’t There »

The mass media’s attempts to downplay Ron Paul’s increasing popularity have gone from amusing, to bizarre, to outright dishonest. Fox News, which has regularly pooh-poohed Paul, went from merely editorializing against him to committing fraud. When they published the results of the Iowa Straw Poll, Paul came in fifth, with 9.1% of the vote, and […]

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