Alas, No : There is a reason that stuff happens.

Jeb Bush's "stuff happens" response to the Oregon mass-shooting confirms that, like the rest of his family, he is a colossal douche bag.

Beyond that, responses of the "shit happens" variety are intended to close off debate and paper over all the problematic assumptions and structural issues that caused the problem being discussed.

Yes, there are cases where shit just happens for no reason, or for reasons no one could do anything about. In this case, though, there are very clear reasons why shit happened. Bush's response is intended to paper over the fact that our society is awash in guns. It is a rhetorical trick intended to make us just accept that as a fact of life and move on, regardless of how many people get killed as a result.

By Pete Brown

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