Archive for the 'The World' Category

Caveat Emptor

The other day I noticed a couple of light bulbs in the family room light fixtures had burnt out and we were short on replacement 40W bulbs, so yesterday afternoon I stopped by the Menards store to pick some up. I usually just get the Sylvania packs of 4 bulbs; they work fine, give off […]

Put Away The Leeches Already!

Here’s another good article from American Thinker yesterday… There are two hypotheses, at least. One is the standard story of the government-as-savior crowd. TARP and other bailouts fixed the financial crisis and Obama’s stimulus stopped the economic recession that resulted. Without either one, things would have been worse, much worse. Here is another hypothesis. We […]

The Geography Of A Recession

( The World )

The Decline: The Geography Of A Recession This is a fascinating look at how the recession has progressed(?) And depressing. Makes me wonder how much darker that map is going to get before it gets any better.

Let’s Follow Mexico’s Lead

… At least on immigration policy. So many people have their underwear so incredibly bundled about Arizona’s new law giving police the ability to enforce existing US immigration laws. Those people somehow think it’s perfectly ok for the US to leave it’s borders wide open to allow illegal immigrants to flow back & forth across […]

It’s A Passing Lane, Not A Parking Lane!

( Cars! andThe World )

This YouTube video is a great reminder of why it’s a good idea to stay in the right lane unless you’re actually passing another car: Yes, it’s true we don’t typically have Corvette’s screaming down I-90 or I-29 at around 160 mph (actually, that’s not outside the realm of possibility during Corvette Classic Rally week) […]

The Slaughter Solution?

They really can’t be serious about this, can they? House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday. … In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate […]

The Amazing Snowflake

Last Sunday our Adult Community class at church began a study of our church’s Statement of Faith. That document begins with the belief in the Word of God, so our study dealt with the ways that God reveals Himself to us; General Revelation and Special Revelation. As part of the evidence of General Revelation, the […]

Robots in the Cowshed

( Gadgets andGeek andThe World )

A couple of years ago my sister-in-law met and married a Dutch dairy farmer; around here that wouldn’t be much of a feat because there are plenty of Dutch dairy farmers in Northwest Iowa… but they now live on the farm in Holland! Keeping up with family means Skype and long airline rides are pretty […]

Terrorist or Non-Denominational Miscreant?

Great article about the shooter in last Thursday’s massacre at Ft. Hood over at With all that has been discovered about this ordeal and the guy behind it — Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan — it’s amazing that there is so much handwringing over whether to call it an act of terrorism or not. The […]

Feeding Frenzy at Ewe-Pullet!

( Cars! andFun! andThe World )

Yesterday was Harvest Days at the local self-serve parts yard known as Nordstrom’s Ewe-Pullet (yeah, I know, corny), and it was downright crazy. I had heard about their Harvest Days deal a while back, and had held off going there because of the deal… Fill a wheelbarrow with as much as you like/need, and it’s […]