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So far, so good, said the man as he fell past the 78th floor...

Reason Magazine has published its list of the Top Ten Rotten Books of the century, consiting of the worst predictors and the wackiest of the doom prophets.

Also, here's some of the "objective" media's worst failings of the year, such as:

I have to bask in this moment, for a moment, because I am here talking to the most powerful man on the planet, who was a poor boy from Arkansas ...

[ABC News anchor Carole Simpson to Bill Clinton]

"Etoy cannot give eToys veto power over the content on its site." [New York Times - may require free registration]


Tracy Scarpino has a new Epinion on Boogie Nights:

A little long for some people, but I would have liked it to be even longer.

Hmmm... just as I always suspected.


Back from Utah... coming soon, entries on Mormons and some on school choice, assuming we all survive the odometer rollover.

She's lost 31 pounds since she cut the President out of her diet.


Although still on vacation, I've found time to write a new Epinion on Pat Buchanan's latest book, "A Republic, Not an Empire":

God, itís so much fun to make fun of Pat Buchanan, and I get just as much a kick out of it as anyone.


File under Mutual Admiration Society: After I emailed John at metajohn to tell him how much I liked his weblog (especially the karma part), John quoth the following:

He said he liked my site... and I didn't think much of it. But then I find out that he runs a weblog (he didn't mention that in the email). Not just any weblog. A really really good weblog. Beautiful (simple) design... and commentary (with a Libertarian slant). Good stuff. Check it out.

This then prompted Neale of wetlog to quoth (what is the infinitive of quoth, anyway?):

What's On It For Me? seems strangely reminicent of metajohn, which is probaby why they like each other's style... not that it's bad; I think they're both rather funky. For the record: neither of them are white on black. Oooh, the subtlety of it all.

For the record - I had not seen metajohn until a good month after I designed this place. Apparently a case of GMTA. And for what it's worth, I like the wetlog design as well. Especially that mushroom cloud, brain stem, or whatever graphic that is at the top.


I'll be leaving for vacation for a few days, so updates are unlikely and/or infrequent until after Christmas, or December-Related Holiday as Jason celebrates. Have a wonderful holiday!

You won't see this exchange on the ABC, CBS, or NBC evening news. New Hampshire voter to Al Gore:

When Juanita Broaddrick made the claim, that I felt quite credible, that she was raped by Bill Clinton, did that change your opinion about him being one of the best Presidents in history? And do you believe Juanita Broaddrick's claim? And what did you tell your son about this?

See Gore's answer. Write him an e-mail telling him what you think of his answer. [Note: Gore no longer has an email address on his campaign web site]


Mr. Barret is running a poll to see the preferences of webloggers for President, as picked by the SelectSmart survey. So far, the poll leaders are Bill Bradley (no suprise there) followed closely by Socialist David McReynolds Green Ralph Nader and Libertarian Harry Browne.

My ideal candidate was Harry Browne, which pleases me, since I actually voted for him last time around. I might do it again this time, since he needs my vote much more than George does. I'd like to pull the Republican Party a little more towards the Libertarian line. And I doubt it a strong Libertarian showing this election will throw it to the Dems, since the Greens and their Ralph are aiming for glory this year, unlike last cycle. Then they spent only $5000 and took 4th place. This year, they're trying to raise two million bucks and earn a share of the matching funds for 2004. Which is just dandy by me - I'd love to see the Democratic party veer leftward or get a chunk bitten out of its buttocks when the radical left abandon Gore.

McReynolds, by the way, opposes imprisonment for non-violent crimes, which in itself is not necessarily a bad idea. But he goes on to say:

There are more people in prison today in America, then at the height of Stalin's Terror in Russia.

I think that's because Stalin had them all killed.

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