Wednesday, December 21, 2005

One Sentence Encapsulating What I Dislike About The Knee-Jerk Ralph Nader Types Of My Generation

"It’s a bitter pill to swallow but most countries are way too racist to handle freedom." -- Vice Magazine article on "Boomers We Like"

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Word of the Day Is "Consistency"

Washington Post headline: "Bush's Approval Rating Surges After Vote In Iraq"

CNN headline: "No Bump For Bush Despite Iraq Speeches"

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"Victory?"

I suppose it's the mark of a lazy blogger to incessantly link to other people's writings without ever doing your own. But it's late and I'm tired.

And when you have James Howard Kunstler to read late on a Wednesday night, all you really need to do is say, "yeah. Me too. I agree with him."

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Our Insane Way Of Getting Around

I drove from my apartment in Washington, DC to Alexandria, VA today. It was a trip that totaled a whopping 8.7 miles, according to Google Maps.

Travel time? In the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, on a Sunday afternoon -- 45 minutes.

What's even more insane than a 9-mile car ride taking three quarters of an hour on a weekend is that there was very little traffic far ahead of me and relatively little far behind. Somehow, I timed my trip such that I was wedged in a Truman Show-esque cluster of traffic that seemed designed for the sole purpose of preventing me from ever leaving the city.