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Sunday August 30, 2015
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Opening Arguments

Snobs

Want to snark on someone? Let's do a smackdown of all the snobs. Some website operator with too much time on his hands looked at 101 places in Indiana with population of 5,000 or more and came up with a "scientifically prove and absolutely irrefutable" list of the  Top 10 Snobbiest Places in Indiana. And the winner is:

Zionsville

Free lunch time

Most awful idea of the day:

“There are great programs around the country — one of the ones I most admire is a project called Tennessee Promise, where every student that participates gets their community college education, at least for the first two years, debt free, free of tuition.” 

Free lunch time

Most awful idea of the day:

“There are great programs around the country — one of the ones I most admire is a project called Tennessee Promise, where every student that participates gets their community college education, at least for the first two years, debt free, free of tuition.” 

The advocate

I'm having one of those "I agree with this, but . . ." moments:

Jorge Ramos is an immigration activist posing as a reporter.

Word power

Interesting words encountered in my readings.

Gridlock

For worst metropilitan area traffic gridlock, the winner is -- Washington, D.C., followed closely by Los Angeles and New York:

A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, a report released on Wednesday said.

A judicious stance

I've mentioned a time or two that Jeb Bush isn't my favorite presidential candidate, but I certainly like his stance on Supreme Court nominations:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has tried to put some distance between himself and his famous family’s history of judicial nominations, saying he would look only at potential picks who have a “proven record” rather than bowing to political considerations.

Courage is contagious

Sweet sounds

Sometimes, it takes an outsider to remind us of what a big deal something here is. Ed Driscoll does us that favor with his podcast interview of Mitch Gallagher, Editorial Director of Internet Music Giant Sweetwater.com

Posted in: Music, Our town

Back to the minors?

Yikes. There's flip-flopping, then there's flopping around like a fish out of water:

Scott Walker on Sunday took his third position within seven days on Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship, this time saying he opposes Trump and supports the policy.

Word power

Interesting words encountered while wandering through the blogosphere.

disambiguate (dis-am-BIG-you-ate), v. -- to  make unambiguous; remove the uncertainty from (an ambiguous sentence, phrase or other linguistic unit), as in: "Disambiguate that sentence!" the editor shouted at the fledgling writer.

Table for one

Trump's time?

Remember how Ross Perot rose to presidential-candidate fame by badmouthing the politicals system and the ruliing class after amassing a fortune with lucrative government contracts? Well, deja vu all over again.

Stupid cheaters

Stupid cheaters

Where's the beef?

So, bison is the new beef?

At $47, the bison filet at Eddie Merlot’s steakhouse is just as expensive as the New York strip steak. It’s also half the size.

Posted in: Current events, Food

Singular achievements

Well, science fiction nerds, there is good news:

Warp speed space travel that will allow us to travel between galaxies could be a reality in the next 100 years.

Posted in: Science

Table for one

Remember when social observers decried the effect of television on the evening meal? People were sitting around the tube while they ate instead of conversing civilly across the dining room table, and civilization as we knew it would be doomed. Now, those seems like the communal good old days:

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