Month: October 15, 2008

Oct 15,2008

France To Take Ball, Go Home

Via AFP: Any football match in France before which the country’s national anthem is booed will now be “immediately stopped”, French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot said Wednesday after meeting with...

Oct 15,2008

The Real Economy and Long-Term Trends

Dow’s down a whole lot today. Is the end in sight? Probably not. Financial sector troubles have started to affect consumption decisions on the part of individuals, with consumer purchases...

Oct 15,2008

Won't someone please think of the children?

No, seriously. There’s a story about sex offenders being forced out of participating in Halloween in Maryland. Sounds reasonable to me. But there’s always someone out there willing to defend...

Oct 15,2008

On righteous anger

Once in a while, usually when I’m pretty seriously procrastinating, I’ll find myself reading Dan Savage over at the Onion. His “Savage Love” generally manages to provide some low-grade entertainment,...

Oct 15,2008

Bearing Arms in National Parks

Lost in all the noise about the ongoing bail-out is an important vote before Congress, slated for November 1, on a controversial plan to overturn the ban on guns in...

Oct 15,2008

The truth hurts

The Onion’s latest take on the economic meltdown.