My Strawman of the Day

Since some of the commenters here like deriding any opinion they disagree with as a “strawman”, I’ll take care of step one for them by calling anything I say a strawman.  Since if you don’t agree with it, that means the opinion must not be valid, right? Today’s a new day, so...

What John McCain Meant, and Why It Doesn’t Matter

The story about John McCain telling a reporter for the Orange Country Register that he doesn’t remember the last time he pumped gas or what it cost is picking up velocity. Only now it turns out he does know. Via Patterico’s Pontifications by way of John Cole, McCain was quoted by Environment...

Full of gas

GOP presidential candidate and economic genius John McCain admits to not knowing what gas prices are right now, but to defend himself, he quips that he doesn’t “see how it matters” anyways.  I guess consumer confidence dipping to all time lows partly because of gas prices doesn’t...

Moving Away From a Proprietary Fuel System (update)

When it comes to music, and mp3 players, I’ve yet to meet the person to actually give me a good hard sell on iPods.  Why not? Because iPods are too focused on a proprietary system. That’s to say, if you have an iPod, you are forced to use iPod’s software to do just about anything with it. ...

Senator McCain Proves He Doesn’t Learn From Other People’s Mistakes

We can nitpick on what’s Bush-like, and what’s not Bush-like.  We can argue about whether McCain is too close to Bush’s policies, or if he’s distancing himself from them (I’ll give you three guesses as to the kinds of folks that are pushing the latter argument and the first two...

Freedom Is Slavery; Slavery Is Freedom

There have been scattered news reports in the U.S. media about the Iraqi government’s objections to signing the so-called Status of Forces Agreement, which will give the United States a legal rationale for being in Iraq for the next [fill in the blank with the number of your choice] years. So Patrick...

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