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Category Archives: Things That Must Be Said
First an editorial note from the Curmudgeon: Events have overtaken me. Daily politics get overwrought so I try to let the fetid air disperse before commenting. I wrote about “Corruption Niches” well after the trifecta of suck which included “the … Continue reading
Even though it’s tax day, today is a good day. Why? Because the creeping monolith hasn’t yet kicked my ass. It probably hasn’t kicked yours either. We’re still here with all of the flag waving, gun clinging, obstreperous, inconvenient, self-actualized, American glory that makes “our betters” cringe. The nation that cured Polio and invented the monster truck isn’t yet a Socialist playpen. So smile dammit! Continue reading
Looks like a dozen years of generally earlier onset of “gasoline psychosis”, albeit with a brief remission in 2011. Only time will tell what will happen in 2013 but if trends continue it’ll be somewhere between early April or mid/early March.
Of course, Congress could learn that gasoline, like everything, is subject to market forces. Ha ha ha…I’m just kidding. Bet on an outbreak of cluelessness in April 2013 and you’ll probably have called it a year in advance. Continue reading
The government is playing games when defining inflation. (In part this is expected. The consumer price index ignores food and energy, which only makes sense for people who don’t eat and ride a mule to work…the zombie Amish?) Continue reading
Here are the last few bits of wisdom before I go back to bitching about politicians arranging deck chairs on the Titanic and musing about the wonders of wood heat: Continue reading
COGs are not stupid. They are productive, predictable, and conservative. Some folks associate those traits with “dumb”. That’s a common, but stupid, misinterpretation. Continue reading
COGs eat food because it tastes good and starving is stupid. COGs believe people to get too weird in their relationship to food are only doing so because they have too much spare time. Continue reading
In keeping with yesterday’s clarification I’ve added a twist to my “Spot the COG” game. Today I’m offering a COG and a “beyond COG”. Continue reading
I am remiss. I was so intent on honoring the staid and uncool but ultimately essential COGs that I left out the more colorful elements of my unified field theory of everything. Continue reading