Monthly Archive for March, 2014

The Fence Around the Ivory Tower

Steve Sailer in Taki’s Magazine from a little over a year ago:

In 2010, MIT unveiled plans to expand undergrad enrollment by six percent, which would only get it back to where it was in the 1990s.

These sorts of thing catch my attention due to the age of the Ace and Deuce. The Ivies could do wonders for this country if they would expand enrollment. It’s not just the Ivies, it’s also Rice, Stanford, Chicago and Northwestern, and on and on…

Smart Religion

From Crimsonic at Rhymes With Cars & Girls:

I Would Rather Give My Billions To Elon Musk Than Charity

Larry Page. Heh…

Open Tabs

What has caught my attention today. Credit for finding many of these links goes to those over in my blog roll.

I found this blog on US Intelligence efforts. It is written by a real insider. You never really know though do you? On the internet no one knows you’re a dog. He could have just faked that biography.

I have to admit to watching House of Cards on Netflix, but I’m torn about whether or not it’s a show worth watching. I don’t like it because all of the characters are awful people. Even Rachel. But this post by David Boaz over at Cato at Liberty about lobbying for tax credits in Maryland that the production team of House of Cards “requires” to be profitable, illustrates why the show is, on the other hand, so great. A quote:

But it’s hard to beat Frank Underwood.

Do go read the whole post.

The Instapundit, I think, pointed me at the next three.

Get rid of homophobia, misogyny, etc. from gaming…. The comments, are, if you have a certain sensibility, funny…

The LA police say all cars are under investigation. Instapundit and Radley Balko have both made me aware of the problems with police and prosecutors around the country. Our prosecutor here in Dallas is no peach…

This one from Virginia Postrel is almost a year and one-half old, but still relevant.

Bird Dog at Maggie’s Farm asks the question; How Many Types of Orgasm can a Woman Really Have? Important stuff to know, no doubt.

I’ve also spent a bunch of time today trying to figure out how to build something like this in my back yard. Someday…



It’s All Right Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

I have this song on the stereo right now, it’s sort of a left over from yesterday’s post on the anniversary of the release of Bringing It All Back Home. Dylan was 23 years old when he recorded this song!

From You Tube:

It’s a live recording, it probably won’t stay up long.


Arnold Kling on Rotisserie Baseball Leagues.

Normally I think Arnold is really smart. After that post, not so much.

That may be harsh, but talk of fantasy leagues really gives me tired head.

Romance Dance

Just because I’m listening to it now:

I did finish listening to Bringing it all Back Home, as mentioned below, along with Highway 61 Revisted, so it was time for a change of pace.

Tuft & Needle

These guys claim to have the #1 rated bed on Amazon: The Tuft & Needle Bed.

SWMBO keeps talking about a new mattress. This might be the way to go.

They have created a business model that makes sense and appeals to me.

Nashville Fridays: Songs From My Couch

Radley Balko has Katie Robertson sing for him:

It’s part of his Songs From My Couch series. There are several more videos of Katie at the link above.

Some kid wants to wear his My Little Pony back pack to school

And we learn from the Education Realist that some people say the school is blaming the victim when it was suggested the kid not where the back pack to school:

So when a boy with a little girl’s backpack faces derision and taunting, the school might see both the taunting and the backpack as problems. But no, the mother takes the story public, and a wide range of idiots go out of their way to denounce the school for not letting a 9 year old boy have a my little pony backpack.

The Education Realist has links to other commenters on this story. If my son wanted to wear such a thing, I would let him, but I’d also tell him he’d better prepare for trouble. I remember what school was like.

The one thing I’ve not read in any of these stories or blog posts about this kid is any mention of his father. It’s got to be really hard on a boy to go through life without a father.