1% OWS

I don’t usually like videos of people shouting at each other (which is basically all the confront-a-protester videos are) but this one’s fun to watch: Peter Schiff confronts the OWS Curtsy: The Corner (lookit me getting through my Google Reader!)

Categories: Politics

Quick Links: Death Penalty! Mannequins Smoking at Dinner Parties! European Economics! Writing!

I have stuff stacking up. And I’ll never get around to any of it if I force myself to make a new post for each of them, but I wanna pass ‘em along anyway… Telegraph Blogs – Toby Harnden: American Way: The shallow anti-Americanism of the ‘I am Troy Davis’ crowd Retronaut – CYNTHIA, 1932 […]

Categories: Wildcard

Campaign Kickoff

Charles Krauthammer last night: I just heard the statement [on] that from the White House communications director. And his answer was extremely slippery. You would think that they would say, ‘OK, we’re going to spend x on the stimulus, and we will then raise the money in another part of the bill.’ But no. What […]

Categories: Politics

It’s a Good Thing Brokers Don’t Wear Tank Tops and Shorts to Work

The Brokers With Hands On Their Faces Blog

Categories: People and Current Events

Die Boomers Die: London Barbecue Edition

Adbusters is reprinting an article from 2007: Adbusters – Generation F*cked How Britain is Eating Its Young, by Maria Hampton The UN’s first ever report on the state of childhood in the industrialized West made unpleasant reading for many of the world’s richest nations. But none found it quite so hard to swallow as the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Musings: I Don’t Think There’re Enough Private Jet Owners To Cover This

Something to spoil your day (and I’m not even touching the end-times stuff this is predicating): The Corner – Mark Steyn: Mad Debt A threat to liberty. Forget about mid-century. We’ve got until mid-decade to turn this thing around. Otherwise, by 2020 just the interest payments on the debt will be larger than the U.S. […]

Categories: Politics

In My Light Blogging, I Fear You All Might Be Too Cheerful

So here’s a Mark Steyn for you: A Post-American Planet: Decline starts with the money, but it doesn’t stop there](http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/273161/post-american-planet-mark-steyn?page=1).

Categories: Politics

Imagine If There Was No 60s

Woah: Wheat & Weeds – Imagine Even Lennon Knew “Imagine” Was A Crock

Categories: Entertainment

Arcadia for Oligarchs

At first I saw this headline and thought someone was getting hysterical about global warming, but it turns out it’s another in a theme of the super rich moving things out of reach: Telegraph – Harry Mount: The global elite has stolen the English summer [T]he English summer and social calendar has, in recent years, […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Two Articles On the Congo

Purely by accident. The first one I got via Twitter and couldn’t bear to get very far into, but here it is if anyone else can handle it: Guardian – City of Joy: New hope for Congo’s brutalised women Eastern Congo is the rape capital of the world and the worst place on earth to […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Well With These Options Why On Earth Would Anyone Go For the Austerity

In m’Twitter: @ST_Newsroom: An EU bailout of Portugal seems likely after prime minister Jose Socrates has quit having failed to push through austerity measures “Dear voters, on the one hand, I can return you all to the agrarian sheep-herding hot-weather backwater you really were designed to be, or on the other, Germany can give you […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Screwed Middle

This is very good: The Times – Will the people in the middle ever get richer? By Philip Collins Alarming.

Categories: People and Current Events

Clarification: When We Say “Die Boomers, Die” We Don’t Literally Mean “Take Up Arms”*

The Times (£) – Curtain up on the battle of the generations, by Alice Thomson Student loans are just a side issue; this iGeneration is stuffed. Being young isn’t much fun any more; you can’t even go to Topshop now. Last month, Mervyn King announced the coming of the “Sober” decade (savings, orderly budgets and […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Peter’s Firstborn Shall Be Called… Anatole

The Times – The pay gap is putting democracy in danger, by Anatole Kaletsky Mr Cameron asked Mr Hutton, a lifelong Labour supporter and passionate campaigner for social equality, to chair a Fair Pay Review. Mr Hutton suggests that extreme inequality, as well as being morally repugnant, imposes huge economic losses on society. Far from […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Ask Yourself If You’re Annoyed At the Content or the Way They Talk

I hate these videos. I can’t stand the way they talk. But this one’s actually quite informative (not that the other ones aren’t, it’s just that I rarely get through one of them to the end): Quantitative Easing Explained

Categories: Politics