Month: July 2010

People-watching at the DMV

People-watching. It can be an interesting pastime. Especially if you’re stuck killing time waiting for something you absolutely have to have. Say, a new driver’s license. I arrived early, at an hour when I normally would be just crawling out… Read More ›

Justice for Buddy

These days Americans are angry about laws that don’t work, laws that aren’t enforced, and laws that get blocked or never even passed. But I’m happy to report a particularly ugly case in Colorado where the law worked. On December… Read More ›

Another union rant

I just saw Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on CNN. She was being interviewed about President Obama’s “Race to the Top” program, a plan to improve some of the nation’s poorest schools. I wasn’t particularly interested… Read More ›

Just a shameless shill

There are so many lousy products and worse companies out there these days that when I do come across one I’m really happy with, I like to tell people about it. Among the numerous antivirus computer programs I’ve tried over… Read More ›

Ding dong, the witch is dead

BP CEO Tony Hayward is out. Fired, resigned, reassigned. Small comfort to those injured, perhaps irreparably, by BP’s gulf oil spill. Small comfort to Americans outraged by his pompous, arrogant, defiant attitude about the whole mess. Nor is there any… Read More ›

A doggone shame

Whatever ideas I had about taking my dog, Annie, with me to the mountains for hikes, drives, and the general killing of time have pretty much bitten the dust. I took her with me up to Boulder the other day… Read More ›

Pots calling the kettle black

It is being reported today that Chile and 10 other countries have signed a declaration in support of Mexico and against Arizona’s new  immigration law, SB 1070. They consider the law to be “racist, xenophobic and anti-immigration of any kind,”… Read More ›