Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday's Child

1.  NOOOOOObody expects the philosopher inquisition.  Actually, that's not true.  Angry Alex expects it.

2.  This is not complicated.  The premise of Obamacare, the foundational assumption, is that we are going to force poor people to get insurance.  Force.  As in gunpoint, coerce, etc.  Pretending that is not true is actually a bad situation much worse.  Now, one can agree or disagree that this is a good idea.  But pretending it's not true is just silly...and dangerous.

3.  Divorce:  Institutions matter.

4.  A report.  What I see:  "What Americans Spend on ILLEGAL Drugs."  What Republicans claim to see:  "What Americans Spend on Illegal DRUGS."

5.  What's odd is that anyone thinks this is odd.  Funny, yes.  And Chateau enjoyed it a lot.   Incentives matter.

6.  I've met Senator McConnell.  In many ways, I admire Senator McConnell.  But this was a bad idea.  Here are some reasons why.  Does the Senator deserve to be treated this way?  Of course not; he's a Senator, and in fact has provided lots of good service to the country (like Dick Durbin, another man I don't agree with all.)  Should Senator McConnell have seen this coming, with such a creepy and long ad?  Yes, yes, he should have. For the best of everything, let's go McConnelling!

7.  The Big Bang...

8.  I thought it was BruSELLs, but apparently it's BruBUYs.

9.  Very cute.  Though, exactly the same sort of thing happens to me all the time.  Except for the "you're right" part.  But drinking...pretty much every night.

10.  Nothing is really alive.

11.  You can't caricature a caricature.  "Cartoonish"?  Seriously?  The Times long ago abandoned any pretense of objectivity, but this is a bit much even for them.

12.  It's a good day.  A great day would be only private drones, no state drones, but this will do.

13.  Interesting, and useful.  NOT legal advice, however.  I should restate the KPC "comment policy":  we'll delete comments if we feel like it.  We don't ever feel like it (I can't remember having deleted a comment, except for spambot posts), but it's our blog.

14.  Nice.  If people are still willing to live in Illinois, they must be too "in love" to leave. So let's tax the bejeezus out of them!

15.  If you are a toe-sucker, that's a little strange.  But why, oh why, would you want to ply your trade at WalMart?

16.  This is a bit different from the usual silly troll-piece on "questions libertarians can't answer."  This is actually data from surveys.  Useful.

17.  Finally, some USEFUL dating advice.

18.  Wolves love a good belly rub.  But then, who doesn't?

19.  Lots of amazing things in this story.  I count at least four.  The MOST amazing thing is that this bozo went outside in Maine on such a cold day with no shirt.

20.  I get goose bumps.  Lots of my libertarian colleagues are not big fans of the N.A., but I get goose bumps.

21.  Cute, and a little quirky.  They took the dog?

22.  The one that got away....

23.  Some people just have trouble playing on a team.

24.  In order to protect the wildlife, we had to kill the wildlife.

25.  "Gibberish talker finds fame, heads to US."  My understanding that being gibberish talker makes you qualified to be a female US Senator from Massachusetts, for example.

26.  Vaccination?  I don't need no steenkin' vaccination!


Tom said...

What I see: "Drugs [report] Prepared for Office of National Drug Control Policy"

It means "here follows garbage".

John Covil said...

#20 - really? The Pledge of Allegiance, sure, but I love the National Anthem. Probably makes me a crypto-statist to LPTers.

Anonymous said...

#25 -- the Mass senator reference is one of my all time favorite comments on KPC!