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By Mark Draughn on April 30, 2007
Lou Dobbs testified before Congress last month about the supposed perils of free trade: Since the beginning of this new century, the United States has lost more than three million manufacturing jobs. Three million more jobs have been lost to cheap overseas labor markets… That’s 6 million jobs. Donald Luskin points out that there are [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 29, 2007
Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate is in more trouble: Chicago Police Officer Anthony Abbate, accused of beating a female bartender in an attack caught on videotape, was charged in an indictment Friday with 14 new felonies… My first thought when I about the 14 new charges was that this was just the department piling on [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 27, 2007
Connecticut criminal defense attorney Norm Pattis is ready to fight for YOU!
By GaryO on April 23, 2007
Here is the latest addition to our family, Joey. He is a min-pin (miniature pinscher) that we adopted from petfinder.com. Here he is with our other dog, Vegas. They seem to be getting along, but she’s still not quite sure what to make of him.
By Mark Draughn on April 23, 2007
A few days ago Kip Esquire posted a terrific article about the likely responses to the Virginia Tech massacre from our politicians, and the dangers we face from that. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t? Sounds like job for — politicians! Seriously, think back to September 11. The first knee-jerk reactions were “Never [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 22, 2007
The Virginia Tech massacre has brought out the usual bunch of wackos looking to blame it on their favorite social ill, from video games to the teaching of evolution to Teh Gay. (Links via Kip) I haven’t read of anybody blaming the Jews yet, but you know that’s coming. In my mind, the most reprehensible [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 21, 2007
Ron Coleman is criticizing NBC‘s decision to air parts of Cho Seung-Hui’s video. Cho is the guy who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, and it appears that between the first shooting incident and the second he sent a package to NBC News in New York. That package contained an “often incoherent 23-page written statement, [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 17, 2007
The murder of 32 people at Virginia Tech yesterday has reignited the gun control debate. I don’t feel like writing about it now, so I’ll just say one thing that keeps going through my mind: I don’t know anything about the killer, but I do know something about every one of his victims. I know [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 16, 2007
Bad taste in morality.
By Mark Draughn on April 15, 2007
I hate writing checks that end with To the Order of United States Treasury I just hate it.
By Mark Draughn on April 15, 2007
Tinkerty Tonk posts a video of the always-amazing Wanda Sykes on the Imus affair.
By Mark Draughn on April 14, 2007
Here are a few annoying PowerPoint tricks.
By Mark Draughn on April 13, 2007
Update: The Friday Ark is up.
By Mark Draughn on April 12, 2007
I can’t decide if this is kind of cool or kind of sad. Check out Hollywood Is Calling: Now for the first time ever you can have a real celebrity make a live phone call to someone you know for just $19.95. You can also purchase an email video greeting card with a message from [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 11, 2007
By Mark Draughn on April 8, 2007
Happy Easter everyone. A bunch of bloggers have chosen this weekend to host a Blog Against Theocracy blogswarm, with everyone posting articles opposing the mixing of church and government. I’m against theocracy, but I just didn’t have the energy to come up with anything to say about it. (Besides, scheduling it on the weekend of [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 6, 2007
The Chicago Police have been having a bad time in the media. You probably already know about the first incident: Officer Anthony Abbate attacked Karolina Obrycka, a 24-year old bartender at Jesse’s Shortstop Inn, because she wouldn’t serve him any more drinks. I should probably say “allegedly,” but there’s video of the incident so I [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 3, 2007
My father has been in the hospital since February 22, almost six weeks now. He’s going home sometime this week, and things have been a little hectic. They’ve been sending home-care supplies to my parents’ apartment for a few days now—adjustable bed, nebulizer kit, over-bed table—and I’ve been helping my mother deal with it all. [...]
By Mark Draughn on April 2, 2007
Why the world is going to be an exciting place in the new century: Did You Know? Thanks, Susan, for bringing this little presentation it to my attention.