Thursday, August 20, 2009

Knowledge and Priorities

"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important."
- Eugene McCarthy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What if the Right was Right?

Authentic and productive.

"Despite our verbal proclamations to the contrary, Americans (Christian or otherwise) have such a negative visceral association with the concept of socialism that we-thus far-have been unable to have an authentic, productive conversation about whether greed or compassion is the more moral (and productive) incentive for human beings engaged in the social experiment of the democratic nation-state."

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cash for Clunkers

Cash for Clunkers is (was) a success. reports that:

"The most popular car being purchased under the program, according to the White House? The Ford Focus, which boasts up to 35 mpg."
While our clunker-upgraded ride doesn't get quite that high combined MPG, I'm glad that people are choosing to take fuel efficiency more seriously, despite the guy in the article who got a "crew-cab Silverado, four-door" under the program.

It's interesting that the reporter chose to lead off with a counter-example (fuel-guzzling truck) to the government presented data. Seems like a sign of conservative bias rather than left-wing bias.

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