I am apparently being “Ridiculous”

“I don’t mean people are packages, so let’s not be ridiculous,” the New Jersey governor told an interviewer on Fox News Sunday who pointed out that foreigners do not have labels on their wrists. “This is once again a situation where the private sector laps us in the government with the use of technology,” Christie said. “We should bring in the folks from FedEx to use the technology to be able to do it ....more

Chirstie Shows his True Colors

So the latest “brilliant idea” from the Presidential candidate Chris Christie is to track immigrants as if they were Fed-Ex packages. Claiming that 40% of illegal immigrants are here on expired visas, his idea is to keep track of where they are,...more

Music Monday: Briefcase


Back to School Repost Post

As our school and college students prepare to head back to school, I thought I’d go ahead and round up some things I’ve said over the years (mostly, with a couple...more


Taken last year at Laguna Beach: ...more

Music Monday: Sometimes Regulation is Necessary

Usually not this kind, though ....more

Things I Learned at the Gym

Henry Rollins once said that the iron doesn’t lie. And he is correct. The treadmill doesn’t lie either ....more

Detail Work

I wish this picture had come out better. The...more

BAMTOR is Back

Remember that Banks Always Make Their Own Rules? So then here’s a story that has two sides, after a fashion. On one side, banks know that if there’s a back door to their communications that governments can use, there is by definition a back door that Bad Guys can use* ....more

Music Monday: A Little… Well, You Know.

This classic was completed on this date in 1787 ....more