Monthly Archives: December 2008

Your Four Minutes of Civilization

“Voce di donna o d’angelo” from the opera La Gioconda. It was the best way I could think of kicking off the last week of 2008.

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If an Asteroid Hit Earth

To Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky”: That is particularly awesome.

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Red NoVA

The 8th District GOP takes up the call for new media integration and is blogging at Red NoVA . Excellent start!

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Kenney Family Traditions

Every year since the extended version of the trilogy came out, my family and I manage to watch “The Lord of the Rings” over a three day period over Christmas. Not a bad deal, especially if your are a Tolkien … Continue reading

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RCP: The Growing Case for Inflation

So argues Steve Chapman: The best part of inflation is that it avoids the need for the government to embrace vast spending initiatives and micromanage capitalist enterprises it is not equipped to run. And unlike government programs, inflation doesn’t last … Continue reading

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Anchoress: Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Might not be the best titled post in the world, but take about five minutes of your time and watch how a single good example can make a difference: Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) is probably the hardest … Continue reading

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BD: Ordered Chaos or Chaotic Order?

Amit Singh asks your preference between the two in the form of an essay contest. mummy tomb of the dragon emperor the dvd Winner gets to test their hypothesis on 25 scratch-off tickets.

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SMB: Is Senator Lucas trying to influence City Council?

…and when Scott’s doing the asking, there’s going to be an answer: Senator Louise Lucas’ two corporations, Victory Conference Center LLC and Victory Conference Center Hotel LLC, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Portsmouth for failing to give … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of… Civilization?

Not quite civilization, but few things really beat Beaker singing Coldplay’s Yellow.

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Bearing Drift: Christmas in Williamsburg

Jim Hoeft muses on modernity, liberty, and it’s untimely (and perhaps exaggerated?) demise: Long after Merchant’s Square had turned their last deadbolt, we sojourned after dinner into the colonial city. Each little house and each little window had a candle. … Continue reading

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