Category Archives: Political Stuff

My First Hackathon

This past weekend, I went to the Washington Post’s Election Hackathon. I hadn’t been to one before, but my friend Oscar had the idea that it would be a good way to possibly get a little more exposure for Musketeers.me. … Continue reading

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In Favor of Network Neutrality Regulations

I just posted the following as a public comment to the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to ensure neutrality of internet network services: Unless and until broadband providers are forced to provide real competition by providing best-service sharing of the last mile … Continue reading

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Norman Borlaug, RIP

The father of the Green Revolution has died. It’s worth noting that by focusing on technology instead of politics, Norman Borlaug probably saved more lives than Hitler and Stalin and Pol Pot snuffed out. A single act of creation usually … Continue reading

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Pot, Meet Kettle. Subject: Mutual Coloration

Leftists and Democrats are shocked–shocked!–that one small group of people is disrupting speeches held by members of established political groups. In other news, Code Pink has never existed and never disrupted any political public events.

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Just so I don’t let April go by with no posts…

First, Iowa’s court overturns the ban on gay marriage. Then Vermont legalizes it explicitly. Then SWINE FLU!!! PANIC!!!!111!!ELEVEN!!1 I guess we all should apologize to former Senator Santorum.

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If you need further proof

A gunman goes on a rampage, killing double-digits of people. Oh, those violent Southern states with their unreasonable gun laws. Except I’m talking about Europe, where gun control is of a style DC can now only dream about. Score so … Continue reading

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Stop Salivating Over a New Deal II…

…and watch this: h/t: Radley

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New Lesson: Don’t Let a Tax Cheat Head Up Your Financial System

Tax Cheat wants $1.5 trillion to undercut banks’ profitable operations (i.e., lending) while paying full price for their shitpile. Looks like we’re well on the way to living the dream of getting Japan’s economy from 1991-2009. Hint: it was far … Continue reading

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Obama for School Choice…for the Rich

Despite the one of the highest per-pupil spending rates in the nation, DC public schools aren’t good enough for the First Daughters. I don’t blame the Obamas, but I bet some folks here and here do. And they’re utterly silent … Continue reading

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Adventures in Corporate Happytalk

One big misconception–especially among conservatives–is that being pro-free-market means being pro-business, especially pro-big-business. While I feel somewhat bad for people working at a bad company, I have no vested interest in who makes the cars or food or computers I … Continue reading

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