There’s a lot of back and forth in the news about the appropriate size, shape, and funding sources for government. At least … that’s what I see when I choose to pretend that people are talking and thinking about what’s good for the nation rather than just yelling at each other and vying for power.

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Personal Responsibility

American conservatives are half right: America is in decline today due to a broad failure of personal responsibility. However, they’re wrong on a very important detail. While it’s important to take responsibility for yourself – I think it’s equally important to develop a sense of personal obligation and a responsibility for helping other people. Yes, . . . → Read More: Personal Responsibility

Financial Crisis

I haven’t yet taken the time to read this article with any attention to detail – but on the whole it seems to capture my understanding of our current financial situation.

To wit: Our initial attempts at saving the financial industry have failed because they assumed that the bankers and wall street types would . . . → Read More: Financial Crisis


You know what rankles me? The financial houses just don’t get it.

Despite crippling losses, multibillion-dollar bailouts and the passing of some of the most prominent names in the business, employees at financial companies in New York, the now-diminished world capital of capital, collected an estimated $18.4 billion in bonuses for the year.

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Recent updates

Today I entered the Ocean State judo competition. It was a double elimination tournament. I fought twice. You figure it out.

Here’s the video (mostly for other guys in the club):

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Since everyone else is chattering about the opportunity to “vote” today, I’ll toss this out there:

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Dream. Debate.

Note the units, I’m more middle ground than anyone you know.

67% Bill Richardson62% Mike Gravel62% Chris Dodd61% Barack Obama60% John Edwards59% Mike Huckabee58% Hillary Clinton57% Dennis Kucinich56% Ron Paul55% Joe Biden54% John McCain50% Rudy Giuliani46% Mitt Romney44% Tom Tancredo43% Fred Thompson2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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Walken, 2008

Behold your new leader.

Geeky Phone News

I think something bad just happened in MA. Let’s see if I can get this straight. The details may be off, but the spirit is correct:

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