Month: October 2015

The Grinch Who Ate Democracy

Paul Ryan, the newly elected speaker of the house, has agreed to use the majority of the majority, aka the Hastert rule, to decide which bills are brought to vote before the full House.

Your Home is your castle

If you’re old enough and from Maryland, you’ll remember George Mahoney of “Your home is your castle” catch phrase. The Baltimore Catholic Review lists some important historical highlights this week, including this from 1966. The newspaper publishes “open letter” to George P. Mahoney, a Catholic candidate for governor who courted the anti-integration vote. It says…

Media: Free Market versus Status Quo

We have a nice insight now into how little capitalists value the free market when it conflicts with the status quo. In the past year as OPEC lost control of cartel pricing, the price of oil has fallen from $100/barrel to $50. Do we hear the financial talking heads on MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and other…

Electric Lights Across America

What would the blogs and forums have made of the outrageous image of a man with flames shooting out of his mouth? Lacking standards and in a rush to be electrified, towns found themselves saddled with shoddy work. Birds and insects attracted to the light were killed in large numbers, their tiny bodies littering the…

Taste and Nutrition

My wife says, how can I know chemistry and be so indifferent when it comes to nutrition. Well, here’s a little interesting intersection. Salty. Indicates minerals. Eat ‘um Sour. Indicates acids. Be careful, can indicate rotten Bitter. Indicates alkalines. Be careful, many plant poisons are alkalines Sweet. Indicates sugars. Carbohydrates for energy. Eat ‘um Savory.…

In Your Prime

When recalling old memories becomes more important that making new memories, we are done. Well, I’m not done yet. – Bret Hart