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    Archive for January, 2019

    Thursday

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019

    Miscellaneous Rambling The cold blast continues. I ginned it off last night, now I’ll use it to blast off my hangover this morning. I suspect I shiver it off on my trip to the office in a few minutes. This is interesting: “A growing body of research indicates that restrictive zoning—which often blocks the services […]

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

    What does the #PolarVortex look like from space? This satellite image was taken over the U.S. Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Stay warm out there. https://t.co/X0tS0h7PWB 📸 NOAA pic.twitter.com/67FwVQBndC — WIRED (@WIRED) January 30, 2019 Carrying around a smartphone in any weather colder than -35 degrees F will kill it completely in 5 minutes—right around […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

    Midweek Rambling Coldageddon arrives. Today’s high: Minus 12. Accompanied by wind. I’ve never seen it like this. I went for a walk last night after work, enjoying the seven degrees and stiff wind, telling myself I was walking in Antarctica. It was fun for the first three minutes, then it started to hurt. I’m gonna […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

    Miscellaneous Rambling Whew. Winter Hell Week. Minus 20 tomorrow. That’ll be the coldest I’ve ever felt. I’m kind of looking forward to it. Man, Dante needs to come up with another circle of hell for these folks: People robbed of winter coats at gunpoint. Now, they’re not just any winter coat. They’re the outrageously expensive […]

    Monday

    Monday, January 28th, 2019

    Miscellaneous Rambling The new podcast is up: Episode 19: Introverts, Deconstructionists, and Gnostics. It’s one of my favorites, even if the deconstructionist piece gets a bit thick at points. Show notes: Introverts. An introvert is not a shy person. It’s someone who draws energy from quiet. He has a finite supply of energy for interaction […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019

    I’ve always enjoyed walking, even as a kid, and I’ve always found it puzzling (and revolting) how suburban planners after WWII totally jettisoned the feet in favor of cars when they laid out their communities. This Suburb Won’t Become a Pedestrian Paradise | The American Conservative https://t.co/ED7TTTiKdo via @amconmag — Scott Beauchamp (@stb5g5) January 26, […]

    Friday

    Friday, January 25th, 2019

    This is great to see. I received a bottle of this stuff for Christmas. I haven’t tried it yet. 92 Proof. Yowza. I found this gin through this board and it has quickly become my favorite from r/Gin I’m actually eligible for gin again. I’ve dropped ten pounds since January 1st. Well, I had dropped […]

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019

    More from St. Phillips. The mind boggles: “I asked the young man this question. I’ll ask you the same thing…Should you have walked away?” @savannahguthrie to Nathan Phillips “That’s what I was trying to do.” -Phillips pic.twitter.com/pvdgLGw6G4 — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 24, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Thursday

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019

    Miscellaneous Rambling A long week nears its end. I’ve been covering for a partner at the office and my domestic partner (Marie) at home. Marie returns shortly from Colorado, where she is getting my daughter, Abbie, situated in Denver to take graduate classes in theology at The Augustine Institute. BTW: I don’t know why these […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    Midweek Rambling Tom Woods takes apart the Covington Catholic “news” coverage. I didn’t realize Phillips claimed the boys were chanting “Build the wall.” I’ve read enough coverage on both sides of the issue to know that everyone concedes that nobody said that . . . meaning, Phillips lied. He also isn’t a Vietnam vet, and […]

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

    MUST WATCH: This @TuckerCarlson monologue calling out famous adults who put the Covington Catholic High School boys in danger, some even fantasizing about assault & murder, is one of the best he’s ever done. pic.twitter.com/xQYGcYyihG — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 22, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Monday, January 21st, 2019

    Back in the 1970s, I remember my older brother commenting on a famous basketball player’s face, “Man, he has the kind of face you just want to punch.” Shift 40 years later to the Washington DC March for Life: Man, that kid has the kind of facial expression you just want to punch. Whether you’re […]

     


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