Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Twain speaking about the “damned human race”

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

"There has never been a just one, never an honorable one - on the part of the instigator of the war. I can see a million years ahead, and this rule will never change in so many as half a dozen instances. The loud little handful - as usual - ...

Keep the universe small.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of ...

Citizen Spies

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Thanks to Google Maps, we know that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has an awesome swimming pool, complete with a bitchin' water slide: (click to see it on Google Maps) But Google Maps also shows us the cost of excess. (click to see it on Google Maps) This is a very small sampling of ...

“I’m the founder of Capitalism, and I support this message.”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

We are led to believe by McCain and Palin that "spreading the wealth" is the same thing as socialism. What Would Adam Smith Do? The principle that Obama evinced, which most economists would regard as unexceptionable, can be traced to Adam Smith. In "The Wealth of Nations" (1776), his seminal ...

links for 2008-10-30

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

MTV Music - huge archive of linkable and embeddable music videos. Finally! MTV does something music-related! Roanoke Robotics Society and Club - We actually have a Robotics club in little ol' Roanoke? Very surprising! In fact, they are hosting a robotics competition event at our science museum ...

Fake flier circulating in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

A fake flier is circulating in Hampton Roads, Virginia. It encourages Republicans to vote on November 4 and Democrats to vote on November 5: It's amazing what people will try to do to mess with the election.


Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Obama held a rally here in little ol' Roanoke on Friday. He is the first major-party presidential candidate since JFK in 1960 to visit Roanoke. So, Kathryn and I took the day off and waited in the cold, wet line with our friend Kelly to witness this historic ...

Obama releases new campaign symbol

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

(thanks, Chris)

VP debate: It had some words in it.

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

I couldn't help but follow up my previous Wordle posts with some new Wordles generated from last night's VP debate transcript. As John Hodgman said recently on Twitter during the debate broadcast: "Word salad. Word salad. Word salad. I feel like I'm hearing a spam. So ...