Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Propaganda Wins Again

Despite or perhaps because of months and months of transparent propaganda, Californians rejected even incremental political reform yesterday. I am very disappointed but only a little surprised.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Special Election

The special elections in California are just a few days away. Though not without flaws, I think Gov. Schwarzenegger’s reform package (especially Props. 75, 76, and 77) should be approved. It is a small step toward preventing a long-term fiscal and political disaster in the state.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Immediate Commentary

Writing the “well-crafted, thought-provoking” essays [on my website] takes a lot of my time and energy. I have lots of ideas for more of this fine work, but actual writing tends to distract me from playing with my daughter and from other amusing diversions, so I thought I would try something quicker and more immediate in this space—not that anyone other than a few of my family members actually reads this stuff.

For example, today I can comment on the usual Internet idiots who think the news media’s reporting on American casualties in Iraq is tantamount to treason. Yes, that’s right. These monkeys think that reporting simple, if unpleasant facts provides “aid and comfort” to the enemy. Now, I always thought treason involved something like giving the enemy a bomb and telling him when and where he could use it on American troops … or even enacting, approving, and upholding unconstitutional legislation.