Monthly Archives: September 2008


I guess I could write about the bailout, but (i) everyone else is, and (ii) it’s hard to blog on this Commodore 64. I had to sell my good computer so my kids could eat. My general opinion is that … Continue reading

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A New Form of Anarchism?

When most people hear “anarchist,” they think violence, maybe rage, maybe disruptive attempts by groups like Weatherman to overthrow the United States government in the 1960s. People with a literary bent might think of the dynamite-toting Russian anarchists that Fyodor … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” G.K. Chesterton Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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No Blogging Saturday

Despite my goal to rejuvenate TDE, it will continue to doze on Saturdays and Sundays, at least as long as I have to spend 4-8 hours every Saturday at junior football games. I’ll continue to post something on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

A good day is shaping up: weather forecast warm, beer forecast cold. I had planned on spending the afternoon quaffing, but a client called and said she needed to see me Saturday. Because I’m tied up all day Saturday, the … Continue reading

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Headlines from 2029 and Other Matters

Okay, it’s been decided: This blog will survive. Maybe even thrive. A major writing project has fallen through, leaving me with nothing to work on. It’s the first time in ten years. Commencing immediately, I will plow (almost) all my … Continue reading

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I deleted the idea/post/link about giving the AIG bailout to citizens. I hadn’t done the math. Things right now are more hectic in my office than a girl’s pajama party during an Elvis visit. Good catch, Meistergoat. Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

Letter to a friend who wanted to know what essay/book he should read to understand G.K. Chesterton’s economics: Utopia of Usurers: A collection of over two dozen of Chesterton’s most trenchant essays on what Capitalism is, and how bad it … Continue reading

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Lecher Bill comments on Palin: “I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there.” If I were Palin, I wouldn’t get drunk around him. I wanted to have an ordinary TDE today, but there’s not much happening out … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

The Reader’s Advantage The headlines were sensational: “Archbishop wants women stoned for adultery,” “Archbishop supports female circumcision,” “Archbishop advocates death penalty for people who dis the Prophet!” Okay, it wasn’t that bad, but the fury over Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Your patience has to get ahead of your bad feelings, wearing them out before they provoke more harm.” St. John of Avila Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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From shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations: The first generation makes the family rich, the second generation squanders it, the third generation starts over. Pat Buchanan on today’s reality: What the Greatest Generation handed down to us—the richest, … Continue reading

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