Thursday, July 15, 2010

Abortion, Birth Control, Whatever, It's All Bad

The new health care reform bill and you, your daughter, your granddaughter.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Personal Photos 2010

Some keen alternatives to the family album.

I Write


I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


 And here's the proof.

UPDATE: My blog and several pieces of fiction come back Wallace. My last journalism piece comes back Stephen King. A recent piece of poetry comes back H.P. Lovecraft. Apparently, I am unable to write like Dan Brown, which is a relief.
UPDATE II: Ooh, something I wrote for fun last summer got an Atwood!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Your Brain On Caffeine: Zzzzzz

No, not really, just messin' wit ya.
So, here's the lowdown.
Question: Is my ache-all-over feeling from all this coffee or all these years?

Today In Ice Cream

The thing I can't figure out, and something this article does not address, is:Why are we this bored?
Meanwhile, at the world's third best restaurant:
One of Blumenthal’s most famous dishes is scrambled-eggs-and-bacon ice cream, which he has served with tomato jam, French toast and jellied Earl Grey tea.
I liked the black pepper ice cream, I really did. And today, as we speak, I am enjoying orange cream ice cream with chocolate chips. But spare me the Dead Elvis, or whatever they call it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

You And The Fed

Krugman keeps using the term liquidity trap to describe our economic situation in which, he argues, federal stimulus spending equal to the last one must be applied because the last one was too small, which he warned about at the time.
But even though I know interest rates (not yours, silly, the ones the banks pay) are near zero, I keep getting hung up when he says liquidity trap.
He doesn't really bother to define it anymore, as in "a liquidity trap is" because all his readers but me and the right-wing nuts responding to imaginary flashing neon signs that say Keynes was wrong, Friedman was right, already know what he means.
So I figured if I look it up and write it down, I will remember.
Oh, and Japan. Also.

From Wikipedia:

The term liquidity trap is used in Keynesian economics to refer to a situation where monetary policy is unable to stimulate an economy, either through lowering interest rates or increasing the money supply.

I thought you lowered interest rates by increasing the money supply, but I think a lot of things. That Jon Hall is the sexiest man on the planet, for instance. (No offense, George, but you're old.)
Anyway, things are gonna get worse and the Dems are a bunch of chicken-hearted fools who are going to lose power anyway, so why not take a stand for what's right and needed? I dunno, maybe Obama's got something up his sleeve. My guess is not, though.

Self-Improvement 101

Now that you know about the extinction burst, you can lose weight. Or whatever.