Archive for May, 2007

Wikicracy

31May07

I was ruminating over what sort of project I hoped to pursue for my Ph.D., I was beset by a kind of despair because explaining my project to lay people elucidated the same sort of quizzical how-does-this-affect-me blank stares as one might get trying to explain postmodern art. Gold farming and virtual property rights? “They’re […]


Democrats blink

22May07

The Democrats blink first. After a whole campaign of tough talk and weeks to get withdrawal legislation on the President’s desk, the Democrats blink and are about to pass legislation funding the war without timelines or accountability just like the Republican congresses before them. This is a complete and total collapse and a betrayal of […]


Double-take

21May07

Hugh Hewitt writes about the immigration bill: There are so many problems with this bill that it should not be introduced in the Senate absent a period of open hearings on it and the solicitation of expert opinion from various analysts across the ideological spectrum. Even were it somehow to improbably make its way to […]


Malkin excoriates Ron Paul for making claims like Well, I never automatically trust anything the government does when they do an investigation because too often I think there’s an area that the government covered up Sounds familiar to Reagan’s oft repeated quote, “Trust but verify.” Wasn’t it Reagan to whom all the Republican candidates aspired […]


EVE Online

19May07

I’ve been away from the blog for a while, still need to get used to doing this on a more regular basis. What I have been doing in the meantime is (1) bartending which, while generally thankless, does provide the opportunity for me to get away from the computer and read; (2) working on the […]