Gator Mulching Blade – Part 2

I first wrote about the Gator mulching blade a couple of years ago.  I didn’t like it at all back then (read the original review here) and I think the original review is still accurate….  However…. I have found a good use for the Gator blade.  It turns out that it has just enough lift […]

Climategate part 2

The news this morning was that there has been another release of emails from the University of East Anglia. According to a story from the Sacramento Bee, “The British university whose leaked emails caused a global climate science controversy in 2009 says it has discovered a potentially much larger data breach.” I have not read […]

Politics, Oil, Obama

Just wanted to point out a few facts that aren’t getting much coverage.  I saw these in a Yahoo news story earlier today that I had bookmarked, but when I went back to it, Yahoo had “updated” the story and removed the stuff I wanted to talk about.  But I found the stuff in a […]

Climate nonsense

I’ll get this out of the way first – I’m a skeptic whenever the people predicting/promoting something depend on the thing they predicted/promoted continuing so they can get another taxpayer funded grant so they can continue to predict/promote the subject.  Thus I am skeptical of man-made global warming. Note that I am not denying climate […]

Who will give us money?

I was reading through The Daily Capitalist blog tonight, and I read a post entitled “The Chinese Aren’t As Dumb As the Fed Thought” that reminded me of a news blurb I saw today.  It seems that there was much less interest in today’s Treasury auction of 5 year notes than was expected. According to […]

A deficit dummy

It’s easy to find dumb articles on the economy these days, but this one by Robert H. Frank in the NY Times is quite possibly the dumbest collection of nonsense that I’ve read in quite some time. Mr. Frank is an economist at Cornell – evidently Cornell has loose requirements on who can claim that […]

FDR’s Folly

Just wanted to put this on here because it looks interesting.  I have not read this yet, but I intend to because it presents a different view of the New Deal than what we’ve all been taught. It’s available on sale at Buy.com, so there’s no excuse to put it off. FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt […]

Is Bernanke playing dumb?

It’s hard to believe that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben “Helicopter” Bernanke is actually as dumb as his statements make him sound.  In his testimony to the Senate today, he said that if the government purchases common shares in banks, that it “may or may not” have an impact on shareholders. Has he never heard of […]

NY Post hate speech?

Let me say this up front – I think racism and other “hate speech” is disgusting.  It’s rarely helpful to the cause of the person saying it, and it paints them as being ignorant. But they have every right to say it.  And I support their right to say it.  Calling for a political cartoonist […]

Some states to shun stimulus funds

According to the Christian Science Monitor, At least six governors have said they may refuse money. CNN also has some a decent story on it. “We’re concerned that we’re just going to be doling out million dollar hugs,” says Jon Hanian, Governor Otter’s press secretary. “It really comes down to the proper role of government, […]