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  1. I read an interesting factoid this morning. You...

    I read an interesting factoid this morning. You are three times more likely to die choking on food than you are to die in a mass shooting.

    Dare I call it food for thought?
  2. My dad used to drive a Matador. My best friend...

    My dad used to drive a Matador. My best friend inherited his dadís Hornet.

    The AMC Pacer was the coolest of all. Especially when you had a long whip antenna on top for your CB radio.
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    It is a common trait of conspiracy theorists to...

    It is a common trait of conspiracy theorists to decry the willful blindness of people who donít share their views.

    America isnít The Weimar Republic. Trump isnít Hitler. The ďResistanceĒ...
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    I think youíre right about Trump. If people grant...

    I think youíre right about Trump. If people grant him a rent-free tenancy in their heads, they share responsibility for the resulting mental discomfort.

    One of the 1% guys, I think Bennet, said...
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    Leaving aside the question of whether we can...

    Leaving aside the question of whether we can measure happiness, as opposed to how people respond to polls about their emotional state, is happiness really a legitimate policy goal? Different people...
  6. American Motors used to have a huge presence...

    American Motors used to have a huge presence there. The lakefront looks s lot nicer than when they used to ship steel there. I used to have a colleague in government there who said there were a lot...
  7. My wife has an uncle whoís fond of saying that...

    My wife has an uncle whoís fond of saying that Illinois begins at the Kenosha County line. Over the years, Kenosha has gone from a struggling old factory town to an outpost of the Chicago metro area....
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    How reasonable is it for us to hold our...

    How reasonable is it for us to hold our politicians and bureaucrats responsible for our prosperity and happiness?

    What do we surrender when we think we can pass the burden of our welfare onto them?
  9. Will you be north, south or west of the city?

    Will you be north, south or west of the city?
  10. I heard it yesterday, From my angry wife after...

    I heard it yesterday, From my angry wife after she was cut off on the interstate.
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    I think itís odd that we assign so much blame and...

    I think itís odd that we assign so much blame and credit to incumbent presidents for the state of the economy. It has a sort of cargo cult flavor to it.
  12. Iím trying to picture a cop in some back alley...

    Iím trying to picture a cop in some back alley pondering the difference between ďreasonableĒ and ďnecessaryĒ.
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    I agree. Trumpís descent into identify politics...

    I agree. Trumpís descent into identify politics is every bit as objectionable as his oppositionís.
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    Since Bob Mueller refused to play ball on the...

    Since Bob Mueller refused to play ball on the Russia thing, we seem to be returning to the America-is-a-racist-nightmare thing. I guess it will have to do if the next recession doesnít begin in time...
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    Failed in what sense? In the ability to win...

    Failed in what sense? In the ability to win offices and exercise power? In the ability to frustrate the plans of itís opposition? In the capacity of benchmark bogeyman for political fantasy?

    I...
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    It will if the Democrats come up with even...

    It will if the Democrats come up with even scarier and more ridiculous proposals. Open borders, higher taxes and outlawing private health insurance all seem like steps in that direction.
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    I quite agree. I am, however, agnostic on the...

    I quite agree.

    I am, however, agnostic on the subject of paper straws.
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    So they have nothing more definite than ďwhat we...

    So they have nothing more definite than ďwhat we think is rightĒ? Who gets to speak for we? Sounds like your cartoonish Republican straw man may be right to paint with an equally broad brush.
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    Once the ice sheet melts, there will be plenty of...

    Once the ice sheet melts, there will be plenty of valuable minerals available to be mined. Plus weíll have a site to relocate detention facilities once the lease on Guantanamo expires.
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    I donít know that any two of them could agree on...

    I donít know that any two of them could agree on what American socialism would look like. I know I donít have a clear picture.
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    Letís Make a Deal

    Now Iím hearing the President is interested in buying Greenland from Denmark. Thatís nuts. During my USAF years, thatís where they threatened to send you if you screwed up.
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    I donít think Warren is a socialist in the...

    I donít think Warren is a socialist in the classic sense. I would classify her as more of a statist who believes she can immanentize the eschaton through the tax system and a powerful regulatory...
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    I see Hickenlooper is out, reasonableness being...

    I see Hickenlooper is out, reasonableness being the narrow niche market that it is.
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    A bit too close to home, was it? Why do people...

    A bit too close to home, was it?

    Why do people try so hard to make everything an ethnic slur? Donít most of us provide the world enough material to insult us in our own right?
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    I Know It Was You Fredo

    I see Chris Cuomo had a meme-worthy hissy fit after being called ďFredoĒ. Claimed it was an n-word equivalent, although I canít see it unless perhaps he meant nonentity. I would have found his...
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