Our hero for today is Richard Ahlstrand, of Auburn, MA, who had every right to defend his own life versus a bear by whatever means available. Don’t let the PC folks get you down, sir. You did the right thing. But then you already know that. The very idea that he did anything remotely wrong [...]
While I am clearly not very prolific, a piece I read today by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, of Teaneck, New Jersey, was so clearly articulated that it jolted me from my blogging torpor and forced me to point my voluminous readership his way. His piece, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, which he wrote [...]
Aaaaaaand we’re back. This story today in the Boston Herald compelled me to actually post this. Our hero is a Mr. Robert Goodwin of Arlington, who, according to the Herald, refused to go along with the ridiculous Security Theatre currently being randomly performed by the MBTA here in Boston. I personally once saw one of [...]
Bloomberg BusinessWeek has an excellent article on the US Postal Service and its many, many, many problems. Falling volumes, rising costs, unions, pensions, healthcare. Let me propose a solution that isn’t so modest: Dismantle the thing. Shut it down. This bloated, anachronistic, expensive Hydra has lived long enough. Don’t “reinvent” it. Don’t cook up a [...]
The Wall Street Journal highlighted yesterday that the used car market is incredibly tight right now and prices are unusually high – making this an excellent time to sell your used car (or trade it in on a new car, which is, of course, what our government would consider the patriotic thing to do.) Gee, [...]
Just an excuse to desecrate some perfectly good bourbon with a bunch of greenery and sugar. Fair disclosure, I know very little about horse racing, but there are many sports I don’t care about, and that’s never stopped me from mocking them.
Krugmaniswrong.com brought this to my attention, the Best Political Ad Ever. Enjoy.
We give this prestigious award to Martin Broughton, the chairman of British Airways, for the all-too-rare ability to cut through the politically correct fog and exhibit some intellectual honesty in his statements regarding airport “security.” And in public, no less. Kudos to you, Mr. Broughton.
According to a recent poll of 600 CEO’s by Chief Executive magazine, Massachusetts ranks 47th of the 50 states. Of course the four we beat are all bankrupt, too, but MA trails even that bastion of malfeasance and graft, Illinois, which I personally find perhaps even more embarassing. [Sigh.] I guess it’s not that surprising [...]
The recent New York Times article on unpaid internships highlights all the potential problems with companies “hiring” unpaid interns, including the problem all the politards in Washington and elsewhere have with the practice. While I agree that unpaid internships are a bad idea, my reasons have nothing to do with all the hibberty-jibberty nonsense (pdf) [...]