dangerousmeta!, the original new mexican miscellany, offering eclectic linkage since 1999.

SF New Mexican:

Wilson declares victory in tight House race.  If you read the comments, it gets rather ugly.  Clear that Madrid’s debate performance hurt her, and her subsequent inability to counter that swiftly in any effective manner with PR.  Net-net, we get the short female version of Jimmy Stewart for two more years [her manner of speech brought this to mind].  With a Democratic majority, she’ll be of less use to us than a Dem would have been ... no matter how brashly optimistic she pretends to be.

11/10/06 • 07:33 AM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Santa Fe keeps 505 area code.  That saves me at least $1k on business id.  I can take a vacation now ...

11/10/06 • 07:25 AM • PersonalSanta Fe Local1 Comment

vowe.net:

2nd generation Smart car.  A convertible!

11/10/06 • 06:19 AM • ConsumptionDesign • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Just like old times: realists from the first Bush era return to power.  Shoulda listened to Daddy, Junior.

11/09/06 • 06:58 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Abq Trib:

FedEx cancels Airbus order to buy Boeing.  One sort of gets the idea that FedEx hasn’t prospered by waiting on others ...

11/09/06 • 06:53 PM • ConsumptionGeneral • No Comments

Aw, damn.

And here I don’t have the pocket change to spare.

11/09/06 • 06:24 PM • ConsumptionEntertainment1 Comment

Washington Post:

Heart Benefits Found in Low Carbs, Some Fats.  Sometimes, just sometimes, nutritional guidelines seem like a searchlight in a grocery.  Whatever the wandering light hits, is “best” for you.  Until they move the searchlight again.

11/09/06 • 05:01 PM • FoodHealth • No Comments

London Review of Books:

The Least Accountable Regime in the Middle East.  Not a book review, more of a historical comment.

11/09/06 • 02:32 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Meet the Blue Dogs: pro-gun, anti-abortion - and Democrat.  Democrats have enlarged their ‘tent’ more than the Republicans have, and ‘ideological block votes’ don’t come naturally to this party.  Passing legislation may not be the breeze we all believe.  The two independent senators will find themselves wooed and pursued like Scarlett O’Hara at her daddy’s plantation. 

Thinking further, the Republicans have to change their spots now, too.  Not being mentioned in election coverage is the large number of Republicans who crossed party to vote Democrat, in addition to the wide numbers of independents who ignored the GOP.  The GOP has to encourage the moderates back into their tent, or they will stay out of power indefinitely.  Historically, all elections are won by capturing the center.  This election was no different.  No more ‘moonbats’ or ‘idiotarians’ ... the ‘94 Gingrich ideological lockstep trick worked once, never again.  Talk radio characterizes the Democratic Party as being unrecoverably extreme ... but America knows the blue tent has more moderates.  The election proves it.

The traditional right-wing outlets have lost their connection to the people, their power.  Even Rush admits, on his site, that he’s been gilding the lily (unrepentantly, of course) for the 109th.  They will regain power as opposition, their favored strategic position.  Many are gleeful at the new invigoration.  But broadcasting contrarianism day in, day out ... it doesn’t win you the center.

11/09/06 • 08:05 AM • Politics • No Comments

Meetings this morn.

Links later.

11/09/06 • 07:26 AM • PersonalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

An amazing thing.

During a previous second-term Republican bloodbath (1958, Eisenhower), a young Democratic Congressman entered the Senate as a member for the first time with the new majority, after serving three terms in the House.  He’s still in the Senate, just reeelected.  Robert C. Byrd.  Congratulations, sir. A circle, unbroken.

11/08/06 • 09:46 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

NY Times:

Elected Without a Party, Lieberman Will Remain a Democrat.

Further: Democrats win control of the Senate.

Okay, NOW I’ll celebrate.

11/08/06 • 09:30 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

youneed2see:

10 Ajax Tutorials for Beginners (1 of 3).

11/08/06 • 03:22 PM • ComputingInternetSoftware • No Comments

Abq Journal:

We won’t know the results of Madrid/Wilson until Friday, earliest.

11/08/06 • 03:13 PM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Iraq exit the No 1 priority for Rumsfeld successor.

11/08/06 • 01:39 PM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

Holy ...

Rumsfeld resigns.  The beginning of the intra-GOP bloodletting, I guess.  The next weeks will be sanguinary.  Gates allegedly has a history of cooking intelligence and playing toadie [scroll down, or search in the page for ‘gates’, multiple times], in addition to Iran/Contra ties.  With the nuclear situation in Iran, I look very, very dimly on this appointment.

11/08/06 • 01:02 PM • HistoryPolitics(2) Comments

Discover:

Earth’s Before and After Pics.  Detecting climate change by old photographs.  Sort of like the monitoring of glaciers, but instead checking foliage in the background of photos.

11/08/06 • 12:24 PM • HistoryPhotographyScience • No Comments

I’m surprised

someone hasn’t hit Britney Spears for the timing of her divorce.  Surely it might have had an adverse impact for someone in the election ... ?  [joking, just joking.]  It went right to the top of Tailrank and other aggregators, knocking all election news below.  Aggs clearly know what’s important.

11/08/06 • 09:48 AM • InternetWeblogs(2) Comments

The New Criterion:

Don’t know much about history.  “Seniors scored 1.5 percent higher on average than freshmen. In other words, four years and a couple hundred grand doesn’t buy much knowledge of American history. If the survey had been administered as an examination, seniors would fail with an average score of 53.2 percent.”  As you can imagine, this horrifies me; I imagine all aspects of history, not just American, are languishing.  Knowing the past is vital to a bright future.

11/08/06 • 09:38 AM • ChildhoodHistoryScholarly • No Comments

NY Times Op-Ed Contributors:

No Atheists in a Foxhole? No Idiots, Either.  Repudiating Mr Kerry’s blown joke, but something that needed to be done.  If you dig to find the education level of participants in the Abu Ghraib abuses, you’ll wonder if American college behavior contributed.  There are many parallels to unrestrained off-campus frat hazing.

11/08/06 • 09:23 AM • PoliticsScholarly • No Comments

Well,

the widespread Democratic victory is more a whack to the side of the Administration’s head, than a real about-face in the Beltway.  If Dems get the last two Senate seats, it’ll be another story.  If they don’t, there will be the need for significant bipartisan cooperation now, much more so than just yesterday.  But to bring you my usual historical background, remember that Reagan had a Republican Senate and a Democratic House when he swept into the White House in ‘80, and still pushed through the first stages of ‘voodoo economics,’ military buildup, and other significantly partisan mayhem.  It took a lot to outspend Tip O’Neill, and Reagan did it handily. The Senate is a more powerful tool than the House.  In ‘80 the balance of Republican/Democrat was 53-46.  This time, it’ll be closer, likely requiring Mr Cheney to get some exercise to add his weight to ‘bipartisanship.’  If Dems take those last two seats ... hallelujah.

My happiness now is tempered by the unpredictability of the Democratic leadership.  Most have never known majority power, not having served before the 12 year Republican majority.

11/08/06 • 09:04 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

AbqTrib:

The tide turns for Wilson.  Disappointed.  But the good news is, if she wins, she’s in the minority now.  According to other sources, the outstanding ballots are absentee and provisionals which traditionally have favored Wilson.

11/08/06 • 08:27 AM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Before

I do any celebrating, I want to see the final numbers on the Madrid/Wilson race.  That’ll be in the morning.  Sleep tight, don’t let the redbugs bite ...

11/07/06 • 11:12 PM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Just what you want to do with your evening ...

if you’re an attractive young girl.  Call a bunch of Republicans.  I hope it’s a joke.  If not, I wonder if older conservatives will detect the ‘immoral’ camgirl influence?

11/07/06 • 01:37 PM • Politics • No Comments

NY Times:

Detective work right out of CSI and Law & Order, in the Adrienne Shelly case.

11/07/06 • 01:35 PM • Law • No Comments
Page 1291 of 1747 pages « First  <  1289 1290 1291 1292 1293 >  Last »