I read this through twice for some quotable phrases and can only observe that this article is full of them. By all means, enjoy reading this!
Economist Bruce Bartlett is a man of fierce intellectual independence — and courage, too. Telling the truth about Republican economic policies during the George W. Bush presidency got him fired as a senior fellow at a conservative think tank and brought to an end his long career as an esteemed GOP “insider.” Continue reading
Source: Why I’m Not a Democrat – BillMoyers.com
Standard Ebooks: Nicely formatted ebooks in the public domain.
Source: Daring Fireball: Standard Ebooks
John Gruber via Daniel Bogan
Just checking, flexing long disused blog muscles…
Well worth a read, IMNSHO.
Source: What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet — Quartz
I remember it, things weren’t so bad, pretty darn good, in fact…
Suppose that ‘time travel’ in Game of Thrones/ASOIAF is the kind where you can’t actually change anything (no free will) but merely fulfill what has already and always happened, but it seems as though our actions are willful rather than pre-destined?
My latest thing: Ned’s son Brandon Stark is Bran the Builder. He did these things in the past in response to events we see currently unfolding. From the GOT wiki Bran the Builder character entry (emphasis added):
“Bran the Builder was a legendary member of the First Men from the Age of Heroes, the founder of House Stark, and the first King in the North. Many famous structures are attributed to have been built under his direction, hence his nickname of “the Builder”, including Winterfell and most famously the Wall, which according to legend, he raised with the aid of giants. <...> According to legend, he advised Durran during the building of Storm’s End *when he was just a boy*. He’s also traditionally attributed to having granted the Gift to the Night’s Watch, though Maesters argue that it must have been a different King in the North also named Brandon.”
It’s has already happened, we have the incorrect perception that actions can affect them. “Are we are playing parts set in motion generations ago…?” (Tyrion paraphrase) In this scenario, yes…
Whadda ya think?
Let’s try this some more. New day, new blog post. More to come.
Daily KOS hasn’t been rendering correctly in my version of Google Chrome for some time and I’ve been wondering why. Especially since the site rendered fine in Safari and Firefox. I finally figured out that I needed tell the HTTPS Everywhere* to leave Daily KOS alone. Voila! Site renders fine now. So, perhaps this will help you figure out why a certain site is misbehaving in your browser of choice,
*HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure…
Still one of my favorites…
The Crabapple tree out front blossomed in a big way two days ago. A cold front with associated winds is moving in from the northwest-ish causing the blossoms to swirl around outside easily visible from both the front and rear windows of the apartment. Now I want to plant lots of apple trees. 🙂
Time for the annual moaning about the sleep deprivation resulting from transitioning to Daylight Savings Time. It happens tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 am local. Sleep well!