Alas, No : It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.

Jacobin makes a good point as the usual suspects hit the airwaves and editorial pages to tut-tut about "black-on-black violence" and lecture us about supposed rioters:

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Long before broken windows, the partisans of law and order claimed that protests are bound to cause riots, and that riots are bound to cause violent crime and neighborhood decline. In the decades since the urban uprisings of the 1960s and 1970s, the myth of the “riot effect” has been deployed to rationalize the massive expansion of urban police forces and with it, the escalation of policing to the level of low-intensity warfare.

Fifty years after the Watts Rebellion, and more than four months after the first shots were fired in Ferguson, we continue to hear the same refrain. Here is Time: “Can Ferguson Recover? The Lasting Economic Impact of Violent Unrest.” USA Today: “Some Fear Rioting May Seal Ferguson’s Fate for Decades.” And National Review: “Businesses and neighborhoods may never recover from the present anarchy.”

The recent revival of urban protest has prompted a revival of that hoary urban legend, in which property owners and officers of the peace are the hapless victims, while targets of state terror are the aggressors. The riot is made out to be the root of all evils, the rioter the source of all maladies. But the legend quickly unravels in the face of the facts.

Go read the whole thing.

By Pete Brown

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