As another new year begins at 36 Chambers, I look back, realize that we’ve been doing this for 5 years now, and I still suck at this game… So here’s to five more years of sucking and last-minute posts to make sure that I have something most every day of the week. And that our resident Penguatroll fills in the gaps. Go Team!
September 28, 2011
March 10, 2011
Bryan Caplan has a good note on Franklin Roosevelt’s attitude toward “The Jews.” I’m of two minds about this. First, yes, absolutely it’s correct. Before the 1950s, WASPs tended not to be very friendly toward the Jewish population, and a significant subset of the WASP population was downright hostile. I also believe that this attitude was part of why it was so difficult for German and continental European Jews to escape from Nazi Germany into America—more were accepted in Canada than the US*. Many of the people in high positions in the executive branch were, in fact, anti-Semitic.
At the same time, I wouldn’t rain down the full opprobrium possible upon Roosevelt, at least for this. His opinion was probably somewhere around the median of decision-makers in the United States; again, it wasn’t until the 1950s that you see the real popularization of the idea of “Judeo-Christian” roots and common heritage.
December 23, 2010
Things Jews control:
- The media
- The banks
- The government (all governments)
- Rapist cats
June 1, 2010
It’s not just the fedoras, the noir, the Che stories, the book reviews. No, it’s also the smackdowns.
Furthermore, if Israel _were_ like North Korea, you’d figure that people on the left would like it…
April 6, 2010
Passover is over. Now I can get back to two of my favorite food groups: processed carbohydrates and caffiene-infused beverages made mostly from high-fructose corn syrup. Mmm…syrup…
On the plus side, I did discover chocolate-covered matzot this year. These were great for breakfast, taking over admirably for cereal in providing me the morning sugar shock I get before cycling in to work. They also did not go stale, unlike the normal matzot I purchased*. I just wish they weren’t so expensive.
* – How do you tell when it’s stale, though? The problem is that it seems like the stuff comes out of the oven stale…
December 21, 2009
December 8, 2009
October 19, 2009
- Paco lets loose one of our (many) Zionist secrets. They’re not secret if you keep broadcasting the fact…sheesh…
- Bob Murphy does a good critique of Scott Sumner’s position. One thing I really like about Sumner is that he’s in pretty good humor about being in the minority on an idea, and takes it in stride. He also gets in his shots, so it’s fair.
- It’s a good thing they started calling it “climate change” because people seem to have lost misplaced “global warming.” Despite this, we must act now and impoverish humanity!
- Having lots of regulators isn’t a good idea. But then again, having one regulator usually isn’t a good idea either. Regulators tend to get captured, after all.
October 3, 2009
Ahmadinejad is one of us… Obviously, the reason that he acts so crazy is to undermine the Iranian hard-liners, thereby making him a Manchurian Candidate.
Given his behavior the last couple of months, the funniest part is that the above almost makes sense…
September 20, 2009
Rosh Hashana officially started on Friday night, but because we don’t celebrate high holidays on Shabbat, the celebration officially started last night. Happy New Year to all and a Happy Sunday to Tony.