Alas, No : Of *course* Trump isn't going to bother with building anything.

Timothy O'Brien, writing at Bloomberg:

During a 16-month period stretching from late 1989 to early 1991, Trump churned through five different presidents he had hand-picked to run his flagship casino, the Taj Mahal–a preview of how he's run his presidential campaign.

We know how all of this eventually ended in Atlantic City: four corporate bankruptcies, investments soured, jobs destroyed, a town left hollowed out, and Trump still angling for fees, perks, and other corporate table scraps until he finally exited the market in 2014.

The Trump Organization itself–the licensing and development boutique on the 26th floor of Trump Tower–is a tribal operation, increasingly stewarded by the three eldest Trump children. It is sparsely populated by a tightly knit group of loyalists who have been with the Trump family for many years. But it has never embraced a broader team of professionals, nor has it created a Fortune 500-level corporate bureaucracy, the kind that might serve as a model for, say, a national political machine.

Even if he were any good at building and running a business (and he's not), why would Trump even bother? He's only in any of this to pry as much cash for himself as he can out of the arrangement, and then skip out when it all starts collapsing around him. His run for the presidency is no different.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Uber opens the company store
  2. Blogging didn't die. It was killed.
  3. Call me crazy, but I think Clinton probably knows what she's doing.
  4. Atrios on Uber
  5. Trophies for participating
  6. Adventures in disaster recovery
  7. "If we look at Column AK on Tab 3 of this list of open tickets…"
  8. Clay Shirky on protest voting
  9. Blair Witch
  10. We are broadcasting from the year 2016…
  11. Your third party won't save you.
  12. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  13. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  14. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  15. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  16. Not every problem is a software problem.
  17. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  18. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  19. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  20. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  21. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  22. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  23. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  24. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  25. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  26. Democrats
  27. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  28. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  29. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  30. Iowa
  31. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  32. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  33. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  34. God-damned Internet of Things
  35. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  36. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  37. Spoilers
  38. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  39. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  40. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  41. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  42. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  43. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  44. The grand evasion of gun control
  45. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  46. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  47. Is the pope Catholic?
  48. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  49. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  50. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  51. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  52. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  53. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  54. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  55. Those impolite protesters
  56. "The Other Sixties"
  57. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  58. Trump trump trumpity trump
  59. Education and the health of democracy
  60. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  61. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  62. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  63. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  64. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  65. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  66. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  67. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  68. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  69. Decentralizing GitHub
  70. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  71. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  72. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  73. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  74. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  75. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  76. Who will explain the explainers?
  77. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  78. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  79. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  80. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  81. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  82. What's good for me must be good for you.
  83. The police state and its enablers
  84. A new Craw Kickstarter
  85. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  86. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  87. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  88. People are not resources.
  89. Chewie, we're home.
  90. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  91. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  92. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  93. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  94. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  95. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  96. Happy birthday, Merle!
  97. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  98. Bigots gonna bigot
  99. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  100. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  101. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  102. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  103. TV - *Bloodline*
  104. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  105. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  106. Why I like minimalist art.
  107. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  108. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  109. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  110. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  111. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  112. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  113. A new Aliens movie?
  114. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  115. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  116. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  117. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  118. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  119. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  120. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  121. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  122. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  123. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  124. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  125. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  126. Rand Paul is a kook.
  127. Due is a nice reminders app.
  128. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  129. Dan Burton, still a moron
  130. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  131. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  132. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  133. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  134. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  135. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  136. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  137. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  138. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  139. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  140. No, blogging is not dead.
  141. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  142. Scott Walker is terrible.
  143. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  144. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  145. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  146. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  147. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  148. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  149. Phrases that should be banned
  150. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  151. A novel twist in gameplay
  152. An entrepreneur in every pot
  153. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  154. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  155. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  156. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  157. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  158. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  159. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  160. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  161. So long, 2014.
  162. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  163. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  164. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  165. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  166. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  167. Flash photography
  168. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  169. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  170. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  171. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  172. Uber needs poor people.
  173. The problem with Radiolab
  174. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  175. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  176. The Star Wars teaser
  177. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  178. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  179. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  180. It's morning in America.
  181. My *Serial* think-piece
  182. Cod vacations
  183. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  184. Railing
  185. Found a sunny spot
  186. 1970s Legos
  187. DANZIG!
  188. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  189. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  190. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  191. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  192. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  193. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  194. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  195. A very helpful related search
  196. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  197. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  198. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  199. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  200. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  201. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  202. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  203. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  204. Dilbert is not funny.
  205. Pink Floyd
  206. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  207. Mobile friendly
  208. Dave Winer's Radio3
  209. Resistance to change
  210. That pope
  211. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  212. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  213. Your data-mining sucks.
  214. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  215. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  216. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  217. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  218. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  219. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  220. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  221. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  222. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  223. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  224. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  225. Massachusetts Republicans
  226. Birthright #1
  227. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  228. Kids these days
  229. *Aliens* documentary
  230. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  231. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  232. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  233. Jack Bruce
  234. You seem to have missed something.
  235. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  236. Meg & Mog
  237. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  238. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  239. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  240. Technological change vs. cultural change
  241. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  242. Sleater-Kinney
  243. BE AFRAID!
  244. Medium's on it, bro!
  245. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  246. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  247. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  248. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  249. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  250. A useful roadmap
  251. Not much longer now…
  252. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  253. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  254. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  255. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  256. Deliberately missing the point
  257. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  258. Freshman year of college is calling.
  259. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  260. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  261. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  262. What's the worst that could happen?
  263. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  264. Both sides do it.
  265. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  266. With friends like these…
  267. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  268. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  269. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  270. Hell #9438
  271. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  272. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  273. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  274. War forever
  275. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  277. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  278. Disconnecting pay from performance
  279. Hosting my own stuff
  280. All Ebola, all the time
  281. The kids these days
  282. Laboratories of democracy!
  283. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  284. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  285. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  286. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  287. The new phone is here.
  288. Crap Architecture
  289. iPhone Parking Lot
  290. Starting Proust
  291. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  292. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  293. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  294. The Apple tech press is weird.
  295. VHS v. Betamax
  296. The answer is always "n + 1".
  297. Conservative intellectuals
  298. Zappos is creepy.
  299. Your phone is not the problem.
  300. Deconstruction
  301. Inspirational
  302. Process improvement
  303. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  304. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  305. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  306. Complicated things are complicated.
  307. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  308. That technology thing you like
  309. Priorities, people
  310. WAR!
  311. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  312. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  313. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  314. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  315. 42
  316. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  317. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  318. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  319. Trying out Beats Music
  320. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  321. The synthetic unity of experience
  322. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  323. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  324. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  325. State of the Union predictions
  326. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  327. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  328. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  329. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  330. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  331. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  332. Thinking before you write
  333. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  334. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  335. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  336. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  337. Hate the show, not the venue.
  338. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  339. FUD As a Service
  340. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  341. Crippling injuries build character.
  342. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  343. Saving bookstores
  344. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  345. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  346. Internet activism
  347. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  348. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  349. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  350. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  351. Your tax dollars at work
  352. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  353. Holacracy
  354. Yes, people really do still blog.
  355. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  356. Duck Dynasty
  357. No one cares about your private cloud.
  358. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  359. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  360. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  361. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  362. Money is speech
  363. Clearly
  364. Parking
  365. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  366. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  367. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  368. Unhelpful advice
  369. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  370. People don't scale
  371. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  372. Movies that scared me
  373. Epistemology
  374. Bespoke
  375. Califone, *Stitches*
  376. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  377. We want INFORMATION!
  378. Passive-aggressive politeness
  379. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  380. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  381. Google cars
  382. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  383. Really, DC? REALLY?
  384. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  385. Suspension of disbelief
  386. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  387. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  388. Personal experience v. policy
  389. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  390. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  391. The Washington Post and AWS
  392. St. Patrick’s Day
  393. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  394. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  395. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  396. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  397. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  398. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  399. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  400. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  401. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  402. Meetings
  403. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  404. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  405. Time-tracking
  406. Prophecy
  407. More guns
  408. Guns
  409. Bold Leadership
  410. Hanlon's Razor
  411. That legacy stuff
  412. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  413. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  414. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  415. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  416. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  417. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  418. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  419. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  420. That Kant was a smart guy.
  421. Petraeus
  422. The World War Z trailer
  423. You should have bicycles
  424. The technorati fallacy
  425. One of my favorite types of requests
  426. The Lucasfilm thing
  427. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  428. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  429. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  430. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  431. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  432. Undecided voters
  433. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  434. Found a new philosophy podcast
  435. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  436. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  437. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  438. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  439. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  440. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  441. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  442. Safety nets
  443. So, the Romney thing
  444. Your data-mining sucks
  445. Started watching Homeland
  446. The Clint Eastwood thing
  447. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  448. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  449. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  450. The Lance Armstrong thing
  451. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  452. A lot of Can
  453. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  454. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  455. Writing apps
  456. Distorted markets
  457., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  458. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  459. A bit more on the HBO thing
  460. OS upgrades
  461. Or I could just go listen to the album
  462. Monster Movie Week!
  463. As goes Sparrow...
  464. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  465. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  466. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  467. Nope, advertising just sucks
  468. Reading
  469. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  470. Who needs it!
  471. Advantage, Mutt
  472. Do you want the answer, or not?
  473. ACA coverage and systems failure
  474. To-do lists
  475. So long, Weather Underground
  476. Checked baggage
  477. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  478. From the $2 bins at the record store
  479. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  480. The HBO thing
  481. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  482. Not exactly random, but good listening
  483. The Dark Knight... meh
  484. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  485. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  486. Memorial Day
  487. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  488. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  489. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  490. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  491. Experimenting with Pelican
  492. Readlists
  493. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  494. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  495. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  496. War Hazard Eliminated!
  497. Unintended Consequences
  498. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  499. You’re playing their game
  500. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  501. Breitbart
  502. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  503. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  504. A bit more on The Shining
  505. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  506. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  507. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  508. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  509. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  510. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  511. Ip Man
  512. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  513. Bogeyman
  514. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  515. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  516. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  517. BASIC
  518. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  519. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  520. My power is beyond your understanding!
  521. Out-stupiding the TSA
  522. I see what you did there
  523. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  524. That "15 albums" thing
  525. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  526. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  527. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  528. That's an interesting definition you have there
  529. James Cameron v. the philistines
  530. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  531. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  532. Whither censure?
  533. Stealing TV, Part II
  534. OCTOBER?!
  535. Chasing boogeymen
  536. Nice vetting job, folks
  537. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  538. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  539. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  540. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  541. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  542. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  543. Supporting the freedom-haters
  544. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  545. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  546. Music update - February 2006
  547. The Corporation
  548. Watching TV without having TV
  549. Google strikes again (2006)
  550. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  551. Touchy subject
  552. Take my ports. Please.
  553. NUTS!
  554. One year older than I was at this time last year
  555. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  556. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  557. Lewis Black
  558. Uhhhhhhh...
  559. The Yes Men
  560. And again, my apologies
  561. I did it for you, Damien
  563. The site may be slow today
  564. Electronic mediocrity
  565. Maybe they are better off...
  566. Angry Dick strikes again
  567. Capote
  568. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  569. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  570. Wherein Pete despairs
  571. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  572. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  573. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  574. Hide your puppies
  575. I like VoIP
  576. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  577. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  578. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  579. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  580. The hearings are on.
  581. Apples and oranges
  582. And in somewhat less serious news...
  583. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  584. War in name only
  585. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  586. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  587. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  588. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  589. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  590. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  592. Flirting with the dark side
  593. Countdown to a big waste of time
  594. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  595. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  596. Weekend music update
  597. The New York Times finally throws down
  598. Today’s project
  599. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  600. The broken record continues to spin
  601. Long time, no music
  602. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  603. At least someone is putting up a fight
  604. More legal contortions
  605. More on Iran
  606. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  607. Only 20 more hours to go
  608. Original intent
  609. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  610. You say Alito, I say whatever
  611. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  612. I don’t want to live with the bears
  613. Quick TV update
  614. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  615. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  616. Reading too much into The West Wing
  617. A question, sir...
  618. Blogging about blogging
  619. A few changes
  620. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  621. Year-end music round-up
  622. Again with the wire-tapping
  623. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  624. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  625. I’m genuinely shocked
  626. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  627. Angry Dick
  628. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  629. Sorry for the delay
  630. The time grows near
  631. Site news - October 2005
  632. Quote of the Day
  633. Serenity
  634. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  635. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  636. Forensic Show #23
  637. It’s TV time again
  638. Nothing to see here
  639. Going from bad to worse to...
  640. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  641. Google Talk
  642. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  643. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  644. Voting != Democracy
  645. He’s not lying
  646. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  647. The perfect album?
  648. Movies, movies, movies
  649. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  650. A bit of background
  651. Leaving, on a jet plane
  652. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  653. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  654. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  655. Again with this story
  656. Music update - July 2005
  658. Whither Rove?
  659. How quaint.
  660. Intellects vast and cool...
  661. and... They’re off!
  662. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  663. I’m back
  664. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  665. Thank you, FARK
  666. ZOMBIES!
  667. On second thought...
  668. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  669. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  670. So it actually didn’t suck
  671. More on the filibuster debate
  672. YES!!
  673. Going nuclear/constitutional
  674. Worth a listen?
  675. Music update - May 2005)
  676. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  677. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  678. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  679. More on taxes
  680. Happy April 15th
  681. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  682. Long live the Death Tax
  683. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  684. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  685. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  686. METAL!!!
  687. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  688. This is the coolest thing EVER
  689. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  690. April Fools Day
  691. Groundhog Day, Part II
  692. The devil movies always get me.
  693. IM Annoyances
  694. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  695. What the hell?
  696. I suggest we start a pool...
  697. Drill, drill, drill!
  698. This is getting out of hand.
  699. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  700. the gates... THE GATES!!
  701. More “indecency”
  702. And again...
  703. Where have I heard this before?
  704. Anybody want gmail?
  705. Dirty, dirty titties
  706. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  707. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  708. One man’s Conservative...
  709. Google strikes again! (2005)
  710. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  711. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  712. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  713. Argh, I say.
  714. A rose is a rose.
  715. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  716. Sorry...
  717. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  718. Amusement
  719. The bottom-end of 2004
  720. How Bush Won
  721. New Music
  722. Foolishness
  723. Good news, I think...
  724. The first of many, I’m sure...
  725. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  726. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  727. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  728. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  729. Site news - November 2004
  730. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  731. More good web radio
  732. Another post-election site
  733. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  734. Sorry, everybody
  735. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  736. Apologies
  737. Nonsense
  738. Some new music
  739. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  740. The music is back online
  741. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  742. Odds and Ends
  743. SCIENCE!
  744. Making a bad situation worse
  745. Derrida, Part II
  746. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  747. The Faith-Based Presidency
  748. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  749. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  750. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.