Archive for March, 2007
Michael Silence reports on the new “wheelie ban” in Tennessee. This piece of worthless legislation was the gift of the generous Vince Dean. There was, however some opposition. House Judiciary Chairman Rob Briley questioned the need for the legislation, since police can already pull over motorcyclists for wheelies. “We ought to leave well enough alone […]
Carol J. Lancaster has had an epiphany: Even with the best intentions, governments are inefficient, bumbling, heavy-handed and sometimes corrupt. Sounds about right. And what do we get when the intentions of those in control are not the best? And they seldom are.
Mainstream Libertarian says that the Alaskan Libertarian Party is considering an endorsement of Ron Paul for president. I would be pretty surprised to see any state partyÂ officially endorse a candidate in another party this early on.Â Whether or not it is official is really trivial though.Â Quite a fewÂ LPers are already behind Paul because he […]
New regulations barring U.S. Marines from getting large tattoo: Marines already tattooed are exempt from the ban but cannot add to their designs; anyone caught with fresh ink in the wrong places could be barred from re-enlistment or face disciplinary action. Getting a prohibited tattoo could constitute a violation of a lawful order, punishable by […]
Frantic Industries has a nice little piece on crowded market spaces on the web that you may want to avoid for a new startup. Most of the spaces named here seem tough to break into at this point without either some very serious backing or a truly unique spin on the technology.Â For instance, Younanimous […]
Hugh Hewitt has a nice post with an excerpt from Caesar’s memoirs about the real Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus. I’m very disappointed that Rome is ending as a series, especially since there is so much more story to tell. Although the writers took several liberties with documented history, it’s pretty cool that they were […]
One of the big issues surrounding the illegal immigration debate is language. Here in Tennessee, legislation has been sponsored to limit the languages of state documents to English only, and there have been other issues involving foreign language books in public school libraries. It seems to be old reliable for anti-immigration people–attack the fact that […]
The LA Times has an op-ed on the growing Libertarian undercurrent. This made me laugh. Lane was investigated by the FBI in the early postwar years for daring to write on a postcard that Social Security was the sort of socialistic government management of people’s lives we fought wars against. True Social Security, she insisted, […]
Search Engine Journal has a great article on this program, which is still in beta–typical Google.Â This should be a huge boost as a money maker for bloggers, and provides even more incentive to push good, original content. More content should mean more links and more money.Â Site owners will have the ability to create […]
Only a month and a day after posting this, I come across younanimous.com, which bills itself as a social search engine.Â Results are based not only on traditional search engine results that it retrieves, but also on user recommendations.Â Check it out, pretty cool!!!