Daily Archives: January 1, 2013


Miss Reporter is reading the news. The Fiscal Cliff was avoided. That is good, because it would have been very terrible. Republicans were protecting the rich who need to be soaked for collecting piles of gold just to hear it trickle through their fingers. Poor people; especially, those with none of their own money, createContinue Reading

What I did on New Year's Day

Why an interview with WSOC-TV on “Big changes in 2013 for Charlotte-Douglas Airport.” You can read it here, complete with a link to the video.

Possum Rights

Clay Logan, host of the annual Possum Drop, was, to make a long story short, ordered by PETA to stop afflicting the adorable balls of fur with emotional trauma. Multiple studies indicate slowly lowering a possum, in a Plexiglas cage, before a crowd of reveling humans, stigmatizes the little fufu, inevitably requiring heightened levels ofContinue Reading

More for My Animal Brain

Just in case you’re one of those non-green hoarders who still go to the casino to buy gas – the state is encouraging even longer lines for people feeling lucky by introducing three new lottery games. Please note, everybody plays the lottery to improve children’s education. Just look at the strides the Education Lottery hasContinue Reading

The return of Mars Sample Return

Back apparently from the dead is the idea of Mars Sample Return. As The Space Review explains: You can be forgiven if you missed it, because NASA was careful not to use the words “Mars Sample Return” in their press release. Instead, they announced that they are going to build another rover, based on theContinue Reading

I’m Just Sitting Here Watching the Wheels Go Round and Round

I remember the old days, when one could research for days and then type a ten-page summary in a few hours. Now, it is not unusual for me to spend 2-3 hours blogging. Only about ten minutes goes into resesarch. The rest of the time is spent on slow downloads and reboots. If I mustContinue Reading

How Prosperous Are We?

The economic recovery is so hand-over-fist, people can no longer afford the $3-5 a week charged by laundromats.

If you voted to stay the course, then just where do you think the growth will come from?

Some realities of the new year, and for background, my post-election newsletter that had the True Believers so upset. First, of course, the Deal to Save Us from the Fiscal Cliff is a predictable joke. Many thoughtful observers have already said it, but we labor under the rule of a political class that has noContinue Reading