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By Mark Draughn on October 26, 2012
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am done with Movable Type, and I’m in the process of moving this blog to WordPress. That turns out to be a lot easier said than done. (Warning: Much technical computer geekery ahead.) WordPress has a Movable Type import tool, but It doesn’t solve what I consider [...]
By Mark Draughn on October 16, 2012
I’m a regular reader of Jack Marshall’s Ethics Alarms blog, in which he discusses ethical issues that arise in the news of the day. He calls out a lot of public figures for their shady ethics, but he also gives them credit when they get something right. I agree with much of what he has to say, [...]
By Mark Draughn on October 15, 2012
(That title is a bit dog-bites-man, isn’t it?) I’m amused, puzzled, and a bit angered by the stupidity of lefty/liberal/progressive hatred for all things Koch. Mike Elk’s ridiculous piece at In These Times is a particularly confused example: Much has been written about the owners of Koch Industries, brothers David H. Koch and Charles G. [...]
By Mark Draughn on October 8, 2012
I get a lot of political email these days, especially from the Obama campaign. Yesterday, for example, I got one from Stephanie Cutter, one of Obama’s campaign managers. Over the course of this election, we’ve seen that both Romney and Ryan avoid telling the truth about their plans and how they’d actually affect the middle [...]
By Mark Draughn on October 6, 2012
Michael Galindo has a hobby taking pictures of storms as a volunteer for the National Weather Service’s Skywarn program. On September 13 he took a few pictures of a brewing storm which, unknown to him, happened to be near the Lyondell Refinery outside Houston. And I wouldn’t be mentioning this if it hadn’t taken an [...]
By Mark Draughn on October 4, 2012
I’ve been getting a blizzard of comment spam lately, so I’ve set a much more restrictive comment policy. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully all will get better when I move to WordPress.