Daily Archives: July 5, 2007

An elegant convergence of leftist scare-fads

Witness the all-emcompassing brilliance of the following: … We tend to think of obesity only as a public-health problem, but many of its causes overlap with those of global warming. Car dependence and labour-saving devices have cut the energy people expend as they go about their lives, at the same time increasing the amount ofContinue Reading






Two starlets who probably won’t “go Hollywood”

I’m sure you think I’m kidding in my three-syllabled advice (pictured) that I give to bone-bag, starvling starlets in immediate need of sustenance, such as Renee Zellwegger and Nicole Richie. But it is sound advice. Just ask Jessica Alba and Jaime Pressly: Asked what the best experience was, Alba pointed across the hauler. “Kahne?” sheContinue Reading






Greenland really was green

The global-warming zealots don’t like it when you point out that Greenland’s ice cap used to be very, very small, and that most of the island actually was green. It sort of messes up their end-of-the-world scenarios if the Greenland icecap melted once before and the Earth is still here: An international team of researchersContinue Reading






Mises

Roy, Economists have such a frustrating life, to see the world as it really works and wonder how everyone else manages to pursue a fulfilling life in spite of ignorance.  And true economists that wish to live past the age of 60 should be thankful for big pharma for producing a wide array of medicationsContinue Reading






Mises on economists, autocrats, and demagogues

From Human Action, p. 67. It is impossible to understand the history of economic thought if one does not pay attention to the fact that economics as such is a challenge to the conceit of those in power. An economist can never be a favorite of autocrats and demagogues. With them he is always theContinue Reading






Re: Uh. What?

Abby, there is no topping the author’s confession of finding a Nifong analog in Jesus Christ. However, I don’t want LR readers to overlook the highly risible albeit admittedly lesser flapdoodle that Ms. Smith produced shortly afterward: Get a bunch of alcohol-filled, rowdy young men together and one or two of them will probably tauntContinue Reading






Another delay for Black

It looks as if Jim Black’s sentencing date will be pushed back to August. 






Uh. What?

Every so often I like to peruse the Herald-Sun. The entertainment value is high, especially in its coverage of the Duke lacrosse case. But nothing prepared me for the sheer awesome-ness (yes, awesome-ness) of the readers’ letters this week. Here are selections from my two favorites. Italics indicate my eyebrows raising. Underlines indicate my jawContinue Reading