Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Stray Thoughts on Today’s SSM Ruling

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Happy for those who are happy with today’s decision, but I’m still waiting for a logical, principled, legal argument as to why the Court’s SSM decisions don’t also permit polygamy. Whoops, hey, that didn’t take long. It’s hilarious … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Bullshit Dumps

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Baseball men often like to attribute the success or failure of a team to clutch performance. Those of us who study baseball systematically know that his is largely untrue, that the number of runs a team scores is … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: From Wikipedia: The dance is sometimes said to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute. It includes mock slaps and punches, the man picking up and throwing the woman to the ground, or lifting and carrying … Continue reading

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Linkage: Special Jackie/Sabrina/Rolling Stone Edition

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve been an avid follower of the U.Va “gang-rape at a frat house” imbroglio since Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article first appeared in Rolling Stone’s Dec. 2014 issue. When I gave the story a read it took only a couple … Continue reading

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Linkage: Whiteness is the Worst Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday The Independent published an anonymous article entitled “White Men Should Never Hold Elected Positions In British Universities Again.” It appears they have taken it down, but someone at reddit helpfully preserved this charming bit lefty self-flagellation: University is … Continue reading

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Coke Is It!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One thing the United States continues to lead the world in is innovative soda packaging. Would you like glass, plastic, or aluminum? Bottles, cans, mini-cans, or mini-bottles? Single serve, 6-pack, 8-pack, 12-pack, or 20-pack? All of these photographed … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin': Human Rights

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s funny how, in the past thirty years or so, same-sex marriage has gone from something obviously ridiculous — something even the vast majority of gays had zero desire for — to an undisputed universal human right supported … Continue reading

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