Archive for March, 2009

And this is bad why?

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how a depression today would differ from “The Great Depression of the 1930s”, and tells us (my emphasis, subscription required): The different structure of today’s economy means that a modern depression would differ from the Great Depression of the 1930s. Fewer than 2% of Americans working today [...]

Red Meat News

I’m probably gonna regret posting this.  Somebody’s bound to come in screeching about how “their” wholly biased “news” network is the best, but here goes anyway. It seems that CNN has fallen to third in the news network ratings, at least during prime-time. NEW YORK – CNN is poised to finish March third in the [...]

Enterprising young people

Adorable Child stayed at a friend’s house last night, so she doesn’t yet know what’s waiting for her here at home. Polimom and Dear Husband, otoh, have known about this since 4:30 am, when the doorbell rang.  And when we didn’t rush downstairs, it rang yet again, accompanied by pounding. Evidently it frustrated them immensely [...]

A lucky morning

I’ve spent several fun days processing photos from last week’s vacation.  For the most part, they look like every vacation shot you’ve ever seen from a trip to the mountains. Except for one set. Early one morning, while everyone else was still snoozing away in the cabin, Polimom walked down to the lake. Can’t miss [...]

OMG! And we voted these people in???

Hey Texas!  Look what our State Board of Education (SBOE) is up to!  From the WSJ: The Texas Board of Education will vote this week on a new science curriculum designed to challenge the guiding principle of evolution, a step that could influence what is taught in biology classes across the nation. The proposed curriculum [...]