Alas, No : Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan

Chaos in House after GOP votes down LGBT measure | TheHill:

When asked about the vote-switching, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denied knowing whether his leadership team pressured Republicans.

"I don't know the answer. I don't even know,” Ryan told reporters.

He defended the provision in the defense bill.

"This is federalism; the states should do this. The federal government shouldn't stick its nose in its business,” he said.

What an asshole.

By Pete Brown

All posts

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