Alas, No : The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.

Looking at the clips and pictures people are posting from last night's White House Correspondents Dinner, I am reminded what a sorry spectacle the whole affair is.

Yes, Colbert was funny and mildly controversial, but that was nine years ago. Otherwise, the gathering is a stark reminder of how laughable the notion of an adversarial press has become.

By Pete Brown

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