The Conservatives in Canada have finally rid that nation of its noxious Section 13. Now Ezra Levant is looking at his next target: broadcast censors. Good luck to Levant on that.
The Moral Case For Free Markets
This has been a popular topic on the Right over the past few weeks, starting I think with Arthur Brooks's new book on the topic. The book has drawn a pretty fair amount of attention. Since then, John Hinderaker notes a Mitt Romney speech, David Weinberger has a good post on the morality of conservatism,…
Parasites Need Hosts
Joe Biden spits out another gaffe which is probably oh-so-truthful: turns out that he and President Obama, as well as their spouses, "[never] would have had any shot" without the coercive force of the State.
All…Well, Some…Err, A Couple Of The Above
President Obama's "All of the Above" energy policy (remember when Sarah Palin was mocked for this?) doesn't really include coal. But on the other hand, Palin probably didn't think of the ingenious idea of burning money to generate power---I mean, that's how Solyndra operated, right? On the bright side, maybe the inevitable death panels could…
Powershell: Scheduled Tasks With Excel Fail
I have a Powershell script which performs some data collection, dumps it into Excel, formats the Excel data, and e-mails that spreadsheet. This script worked just fine when I ran it live, but it just wouldn't work as a scheduled task. It wasn't that the scheduled task failed as such; it just never finished. While…
Autobiography, The Oldest Form Of Fiction
David Maraniss has a new biography out which seems to tear apart a good amount of President Obama's autobiography. Steven Hayward wonders where vetting has gone, noting that Gary Hart (serial liar) was actually vetted...after an effect. People who fell for Obama's schtick are not happy.
Contempt For Holder
The House Oversight committee voted for contempt charges against Eric Holder. Fast and Furious is getting pretty fast and furious. Paco's been good at rounding up information on this scandal. Mickey Kaus makes fun of Eugene Robinson. John Hinderaker points out Eric Holder's poor legal scholarship, stating that typically, when your argument for executive privilege…
Security Notes Of Interest
Dan Kaplan at SC Magazine notes that banks and customers are getting better at preventing bank fraud from being lucrative for criminals. A PCI compliance scanner for Google Drive. Sounds pretty interesting. You've heard about the LinkedIn account passwords being stolen, but that's not the only problem lately. So, hey, OAuth is good, but don't do it wrong.…
Still Not Occupying A Job
The Occupy movement ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. A hilarious whimper.
An Easy Way To Save A Million Dollars A Year
Joe Biden spends $1 million of taxpayer money each year flying back to Delaware each weekend. Joe Biden makes a bit over $230K per year as Commander in Comic Relief; the least he could do is spend his own money, rather than making us spend ours for him.