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Miffed White Male: To be be fair, I can see a niche for this service to be useful - for people who travel a lot and aren't home to get their mail in the first place.
But for screening junk mail? Seems like using a 20-pound sledge to kill a fly. · 40 minutes ago
I use a free service called PaperKarma as my fly-killer. It has gotten rid of the seemingly almost daily entreaties from AARP, as well as a few other repeat offenders.
I love your interviews ("Okay, this is my last question"), but I don't think we're going to learn anything new with another Sowell interview (bless his heart!). · 2 hours ago
I understand your point, yet I learn something every time I listen to Thomas Sowell (and would happily do so weekly).
No es bueno
Two Jesuit schools in the Final Four -- His Holiness would be proud. As a Marquette alum (Warrior, not Golden Eagle) I hope you're correct.
I have decided not to defend my crown (well, Ricochet t-shirt) in this year's pool. For the first time since 1980 or so, I am just going to watch the games without worrying about which upset I picked or having to pull even a little for teams/coaches I picked but dislike. (I also realistically figure my odds of a repeat pool victory are about the same as that of an Obama third term.)
Enjoy the madness, folks!
CuriousJohn: I'm in
Final 4 = Michigan State, Wisconsin, Georgetown, Marquette,
Championship game = Michigan State, Marquette
Champ = Michigan State · 9 hours ago
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Visits to the Diner may be more infrequent these days, but are always wonderful. This was a top-5 episode.
Merry Christmas, James.
Thursday: "That was a preview of the next Mark Steyn column."
Amazing stuff - had to control my laughter here at work. :) · 23 hours ago
I was out on a walk -- and didn't have to contain mine.
I'm also a long-time listener to EconTalk.
It's a wonderful podcast -- unburdened by ads, pitches, book picks of the week, etc., even though I don't pay to get it ;-)
>>>And how strange that we now speak so casually of the Latino vote, the black vote, the Asian vote, gay vote, the youth vote—as if there is not a human vote? Are there not to be any individuals within these stereotyped castes?<<<
Indeed, and it is depressing to see conservative pundits post-election framing issues in exactly this manner. We are each and every one of us our own unique demographic "group."
Thank you, Dave. Lovely.
Not something I need to see before bedtime. Nightmares ahead!
>>So why are they acting like that film's title is emblazoned on their business cards?<<
What a wonderful line, Troy. (And a very good question, of course.)
The conservative and the RINO should be friends
Well, he's 2.5 out of 3 at least :)
Feelin' Groovy here in Tampa on a Friday afternoon. The sun's like a red rubber ball. All is well!
Mollie hits on something I have been noticing.
My Florida neighborhood split almost evenly in the 2008 presidential election. The yard signs were about 2 to 1 for Obama then.
On a 6 mile walk through the neighborhood this morning -- listening to the flagship podcast so that Rob, as usual, can raise my heart rate :) -- I happened to be counting yard signs. It's quite remarkable. Romney/Ryan signs are winning 10 to 1.
I happen to believe that the "yard sign poll" is a reasonably valid measure of voter enthusiasm. I actually trust it more than the polls these days.
Even though I was an "anyone but Romney" guy in the primaries, and temperamentally I am rarely optimistic in such matters, I remain more aligned with Paul Rahe's prediction of a significant Romney victory than with the current gloom-mongers on the right.
Yes, excellent. So now it is no longer "Ginger or Marianne?" but rather "James, Rob, or Peter?"
BTW, no problem w/ my podcatcher to change the URL and add login info to grab the episode via the new protected feed.
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